Sep 23 (Sep 22-25) 3-day Private Charter

September 24th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We got on scene at about 9pm last night and scratched throughout the night.  Pretty much had opportunity from sun down to sun up on a mix of 30-40lb bluefin and yellowfin. Fun fishing.  The anglers that stayed up all night did well.  We are still seeing a little bit this morning with the sun coming up now.

Captain Mike and the boys

The early angler gets the tuna!

Good evening,

Although our sign of bluefin and yellowfin disappeared throughout the day, we were still able to boat a few dorado this afternoon.  And just now the fish are starting to pop up.  We finally caught our first day time tuna here we’re hoping for some more tonight.

Captain Mike and the boys

Afternoon bluefin score!

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 197 (Trolling Lures for Wahoo)

September 22nd, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Welcome back to another episode of Tackle Tip Thursday, anglers! As we approach our fall long-range trips, we thought we would talk about trolling lures that are known to get the job done. Long-time Searcher angler, Logan, introduces one of his favorite lure brands–the Nomad DTX.

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Sep 21 (Sep 19-22) Private Charter FD Rover

September 21st, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We saw a good sign of bluefin right after dark, then we lost track of them, and the weather came up.  We got a few bites and landed one nice one.  We put the anchor down and got some good sleep.

We see the bluefin again this morning though we aren’t catching it.  But we found a kelp with some nice dorado, and so we’re pretty happy about that.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 20 (Sep 19-22) 3-day Private Charter FD Rover

September 20th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We got on scene here just before 10pm and had a few opportunities throughout the night on bluefin tuna. It seemed like we were a little late but we still managed to score some nice grade bluefin, 30-120lbs, on lures.  We see very good sign this morning and we’re starting to get a few bites during the day now.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good evening,

We have seen good sign of mixed yellowfin and bluefin throughout the day. We had one very good opportunity where these 30-50lb yellowfin were in the corner for awhile. We settled into a nice long drift and started plunking on mixed yellwfin/bluefin, mostly 30-50lbs.  Very fun fishing here!  We’ll see what happens tonight.

Captain Mike and the boys

Fall Forecast Overview and Tackle Tips

September 20th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Captain Art here to report on current conditions and field reports from Alijos Rocks and The Ridge, which could be destinations for our upcoming fall long-range trips. 

Wahoo and yellowfin tuna have been biting at the Rocks. The wahoo are 25-50# and the yellowfin are 10-40#. The Ridge has warm water and we are seeing yellowtail (10-30#) and yellowfin tuna (10-40#). Dorado (5-20#) are biting offshore and boats are catching yellowtail on the coast. We could be targeting them on the way home. 

Looks to be an exciting fall season with good variety of target species!

We are attaching a couple of recent Tackle Tip Thursday videos on wahoo. We’ll post a few more as we get closer!

Sep 18 (Sep 16-19) Penn Open Charter

September 19th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good evening,

We slid down the beach last night and put ourselves in position to catch some yellowfin tuna in the morning.  We had an action-packed stop in the morning on school-sized yellowfin. Very fun fishing.  We scratched a few more throughout the day too. 

We scored some good-grade dorado this afternoon from a couple different kelps.  Nice weather, good fishing.

Captain Mike and the boys

Good afternoon,

We had excellent fishing on 10-18# dorado before lunch today.Very fun fishing and great quality. Everyone got in on the action. 

We’re back on the hunt for some bluefin now. Hoping we can capture a few before we have to wrap the trip up this evening.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 15 (Sep 14-16) Extended 1.5 day trip

September 15th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Good morning,

We ran out to the west last yesterday to try catch some nighttime bluefin.  We caught a handful of 60-90lbers but the weather was not really workable, so we bailed out and slid to the east. We’re looking for some dorados and we have much better weather here this morning.

Captain Mike and the boys

Sep 13 (Sep 11-14) 3 day Charter

September 13th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We saw good signs of bluefin tuna during the day yesterday but they weren’t biting. We waited for nighttime and had some opportunities. We landed fish from 50-120 pounds. We plan to relocate to try for dorado as there has been some reports of good fishing.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

One of the nice tuna we picked up yesterday

Hello anglers,

We had some action today with dorado. We stopped on two different areas and found the most successful method was a flylined live sardine on 30 pound line with a #2 J-Hook. We all had some fun.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

Sep 11 (Sep 11-14) 3 day Charter

September 12th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We are back to fishing after the storm and had great weather travelling to the west by San Clemente Island. We started flat falling at sunset and we had some opportunities on bluefin. Most of the fish are 60 pounds and there was one stand-out at 200 pounds!

Hoping for some action during the day today and then we will flat fall again tonight.

Capt Art and Team Searcher

A fish of a lifetime!

Tackle Tip Thursday Vol. 196 (Work Smarter with Seeker’s 2×4 Rod)

September 8th, 2022|Capt Art's Blog, Tackle Tip Thursday|

Welcome back to Tackle Tip Thursday, anglers! Seeker Rods pro-staffer Sophia Huynh and owner Rick Hult dive into the specifics of the 2×4 rod from the Off Shore Pros Series of rail rods for fishing with heavier line. Let the rail and rod do the work for you, people! Work smarter, not harder.

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