Congratulations Ryan!

May 2nd, 2020|Capt Art's Blog, News|

🎉Congratulations🎉 to our crewman Ryan Lindahn is now Captain Ryan!

Ryan received his 100-ton US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s License recently and we are super proud. ⚓He worked hard and achieved his goal of pursuing his career on the ocean.🌊

Captain Ryan will be joining our other captains: Art, Kenny, Mike and Armando in all the same great customer service on deck, but stepping up to more captain duties as well!

🎉Congratulations🎉 Captain Ryan!

Safety reassurances from Team Searcher

September 20th, 2019|Capt Art's Blog, News|

The passenger-carrying vessel community sustained a devastating loss this month when a fire on the dive boat Conception resulted in a tragic loss of lives—a horrific event for passengers, families and the entire boating community. Investigations are on-going and we stand ready to learn what we can from this tragedy.

For the present we want to reassure Searcher Sportfishing passengers that our rigorous safety standards are in place as usual. Be assured that our captain will review all safety precautions aboard Searcher during the presentation upon departure including:

  • identifying our trained crew as your point of contact
  • demonstrating all boat and below-decks exits in the event of an emergency
  • describing fire-fighting procedures
  • identifying location of all smoke detectors
  • reviewing of all state-of-the-art safety equipment.


All such announcements and demonstrations are required by US Coast Guard, as are regular drills and inspections of all mechanical and safety items. As a SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) vessel, Searcher is held to a rigorous level of safety requirements (including for fire detection, protection and extinction), including life-saving and life-preserving equipment due to the fact we are permitted to operate international departures.

We know concern is at an all-time high and plan to ensure everyone stays safe while traveling with us. Please contact our office if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for your trust!

The Fred Hall show is only 2 days away!!

March 5th, 2019|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Searcher Sportfishing have donated a 1.5 Day trip to our 2019 to Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA CAL) Premium Target Raffle at The Fred Hall Shows. Capt. Art gives a brief run down of the raffle and the prize we donated. There are tons of great prizes and all the proceeds go to a great cause. Come by the CCA CAL booth and pick up a Raffle ticket. Also come by and say hi to us at the Fred hall show. (March 6- 10th)

BIG news from Accurate Products!

November 17th, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Pro-staffer from Team Accurate, Gary Gillingham, had an opportunity to fish with a top-secret prototype reel on Searcher‘s last trip to Guadalupe Island on the 6-day Accurate Fishing and Seeker Rods open charter.

Here’s the story in Gary’s own words:

I had a chance to fish the new Accurate Valiant (BV 800) prototype reel on this trip.
I caught both a 133# yellowfin tuna and a 34# yellowtail on the reel! The reel was very smooth and cast like a dream with 100# braid and 80# top shot.


Anglers can look forward to fishing this reel for yourselves soon!


Trip 33 Ultra Limited Load Guadalupe Special is off and running!

November 4th, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News, Uncategorized|

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Our 14  passengers were able to sidestep the eager Tackle Day crowds at Fisherman’s Landing today and boarded Searcher for their 6-day ultra limited-load “Guadalupe Special” trip! These lucky anglers will have lots of room at the rail and personalized assistance from our knowledgeable crew as they fish this exciting destination! We will post every trip report HERE – stay tuned!

Tune in! Capt Art on “Let’s Talk Hook Up”!

November 4th, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News, Trip Reports|

HOOK-UP-LOGO-sqSet your alarm clocks!! Capt Art Taylor will be joining Pete Gray and “Rock Cod” Rick Maxa in the studio on Sunday, November 5, 2017 for the 7:00-9:00am radio broadcast of our favorite fishing talk show! You can listen live on 1090 AM or online at: CLICK HERE to listen live!  Cox cable subscribers can tune in to Cox channel 960 or set their DVR for a manual recording 🙂 Capt Art will likely offer a recap of the past month of Guadalupe Island fishing!

Call in with your questions during the show! You may win a prize!

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Trip 31 Oct 21-28 (7-day) Accurate/Seeker Trip is off and running!

October 21st, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Trip 31 passengers were already excited about the awesome Accurate and Seeker gear coming aboard on this annual fall trip with Gary Gillingham and Fred Brandt – imagine how much their excitement multiplied when they found out that their trip destination would be Guadalupe Island! Team Searcher has been fishing the island for the past several trips, and recently decided that this trip should travel there too! Gary arrived early with his arsenal of loaner Seeker rods and Accurate reels, and Fred promptly got the shiny new Diablo-wrapped Seeker rods onboard for his raffle! sstrip31-2017seekrswag

It’s not just about giveaways on this trip – Gary and Fred both bring their valuable and extensive knowledge of SoCal saltwater fishing to share and coach the 25 anglers through any situation! We will be following this trip closely through the Captain’s Blog – so check back daily for updates from their journey!

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