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Looking for last minute gift ideas?

December 19th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Events, News|

Happy Searcher Saturday!  Looking for last minute gift ideas? We have merchandise for all the anglers on your list. We also have gift cards and Searcher bucks. Check out the video below for full details and to hook all the items. Happy Holidays!

Justin gave some great tackle ideas on our last Tackle Tip Thursday. Getting any angler on your list a fishing license is a great idea! Check out the video below for full details and to hook all the items.

Searcher in Dry Dock

December 12th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Events, News|

It’s time for annual inspections, upgrades, repairs and TLC! We are finishing up our annual dry dock at Al Larson Boat Shop. Everything is going great! Getting annual inspections handled, painting the hull, and checking that all systems are GO! We passed our Coast Guard inspection with flying colors and are taking care of all preventative maintenance. We’ll be ready for fishing season!

Many thanks to the team at Al Larson Boat Shop and Team Searcher for taking care of her.

(Check out the video of Searcher entering the weighs and getting lifted out of the water!)

Searcher Saturday

December 5th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Events, News|

Happy Searcher Saturday! Here are two happy lady anglers with nice tunas.

Did you also see that nice Searcher shirt? Yes, that’s right! We have Searcher shirts for the lady angler on your gift list or ladies in your life. The shirts are cut for ladies and are v-neck which our land crew loves. Get your Searcher Swag today. Ladies shirts sell for just $10!

Holiday Gift Ideas

December 2nd, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Events, News|

Do you have an angler on your holiday list? Are you unsure of what to get an angler on your list? Do you have an angler on your gift list for the holidays? We have just the gifts or gift packages for any angler on your list.

Captain Art gives us a run down on the best holiday gift packages for any angler on your list. We have Searcher Bucks that the angler can use like cash for anything at Searcher. Examples: merchandise (hats, shirts, hoodies), trip fees, beverage tabs, and tackle.  Or we have gift certificates to redeem for any trip. Great options for you and any angler on your list. Come shop with us. Hope this helped and Happy Holidays!

Giving Tuesday

December 1st, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Events, News|

Happy #GivingTuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.⁠

On this #GivingTuesday we encourage you to give to one of our favorite organizations the The Coastal Conservation Association or  CCA California.

You can donate by clicking here. Happy #GivingTuesday!⁠

Small Business Saturday is here!

November 28th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, Events, News|

Happy #searcher Saturday! Plus It’s Small Business Saturday! To celebrate come shop with us. Get your angler a Searcher shirt like Craig here. He is making us look good.⁠

It’s Small Business Saturday and we are a small business that would love you to shop with us. Do you have an angler on your gift list for the holidays? We have just the gift for any angler on your list. We have Searcher Bucks that the angler can use like cash for anything at Searcher. Examples: merchandise (hats, shirts, hoodies), trip fees, beverage tabs, and tackle.  Or we have gift certificates to redeem for any trip. Great options for you and any angler on your list. Come shop with us.

Some of our Merch!

Searcher Bucks

What’s for dinner on Searcher?

August 26th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, News|

After a long day of fishing (and catching), anglers enjoy meals made by our Chefs Dan and Mike! Fresh ingredients (including from the sea), boat-baked bread and desserts, and a healthy touch create perfect meals for your fishing vacation with us.

What to do with all your bluefin caught aboard Searcher?

A fresh and delicious seared tuna salad!

An updated classic–Surf and Turf with a Chimichurri sauce!

What to Do in Encinitas After A Fishing Trip

July 14th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Hello anglers! Here’s a suggestion from friends at Cardiff Vacations about extending your time off after a fishing trip with Searcher Sportfishing.

Maybe consider staying in the beautiful beach town of Encinitas! With a plethora of fun-filled activities Encinitas is your best bet for a great time with the family or friends.

Encinitas Beaches

Stretching from South Carlsbad State Beach in the North all the way to Torrey Pines State Beach, the beaches in Encinitas are perfect for all sorts of fun activities like: surfing, swimming, beachcombing and more.

Take your kids out when the tide is low and have some fun in the tide pools. Places like Swami’s or Cardiff State Beach are just two examples of spots where you can explore the tide pools and or maybe take surfing lessons from the many surfing schools in the area. If you are already an experienced or novice surfer there is no better place on Earth to catch a wave.

Kid Friendly Activities

There are many beautiful activities to do with kids in Encinitas after a fishing trip. If you didn’t bring them on board for your fishing trip, now is the time to spend some mellow quality time pier fishing. You can take them out to Oceanside Pier which is arguably the best spot in Northern County San Diego to go fishing. It stretches almost 2000 feet into the Pacific Ocean.

Take your family for a trip to the San Diego Botanic Garden and stroll through the 37 acres of rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, and tropical rainforest. The garden exhibits California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, and a subtropical fruit garden.

San Dieguito County Park is a 125-acre park located on the border between Del Mar and Solana Beach. This place is locally popular for barbecues, weddings, and other group gatherings. Other facilities include a basketball court, hiking trails, a gazebo, and a playground.

San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center has a boardwalk pathway to follow through a lagoon, filled with educational material to read. Serene and not very crowded, this is a great learning experience for the kiddos. 

About the author: Julio Sanchez is a fishing fan and the owner of Cardiff Vacations, a group of luxury vacation rentals located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Let’s Go Fishing!

June 7th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, News|

The time we’ll all been waiting for has arrived! We got the green light for re-opening and our fishing operations will begin this week, just in time to get offshore for some tuna and yellowtail fishing. Thank you for your patience while we waited until we had something to report, and now we suggest that all passengers review these two documents so you can see how we plan to keep you safe with us aboard Searcher. Some things will feel different, but the fishing, crew and our vessel will feel just like you remember.

Procedures for Passenger Safety

Passenger Information on Covid-19 (signature required at check-in)

We have scheduled some open-party trips through Fishermans Landing here:  Fishermans Landing trips on Searcher

For these trips, the landing does all the booking, check-in, and their payment and post-Covid procedures apply.

We will reach out to all anglers booked for our 2020 season just as soon as we can. Land crew are still working remotely. Thank you for your patience!

Happy 50th Anniversary, Searcher!

May 24th, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Happy 50th Anniversary, Searcher!
It has been 50 years on the water. Filled with smiles and fish. How many fish have hit the deck in 5 decades? We don’t know, but there’s so much more to celebrate.
  • All the smiles on faces.
  • Excitement, challenges, and sporting fun.
  • Skills put to the test.
  • Family and friends moments shared.
  • Respect gained for ocean’s creatures.
  • Careers made and teamwork in action.  

To celebrate 50 years of fishing we put together a video of some of our favorite memories and angler submissions. We are so grateful for each and every angler that comes aboard. You are all members or our Searcher family. All the years and all the memories are what keeps us going. We love fishing and we love sharing our passion with you. Here is many more years on the water. Happy Birthday Searcher! Searcher pride, respect for the platform, and dedication to the craft passed down from first owners, Bill and Ingrid Poole. We are so happy to be her caretakers now at the beautiful age of 50. Step on board and you are part of the Searcher family!

 

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