Trip 13 Aug 3-8, 2017 (5-day) is off & running!

2017-08-05T07:43:20-07:00August 4th, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Our annual August 5-day with popular trip host Dennis Braid departed Thursday, Aug 3 with an enthusiastic group of anglers!We will be posting Capt Art’s daily reports from the fishing grounds!Check back here!

Anglers are talking about Colt Sniper flat fall lures to attract the yellowfin tuna on this trip. Learn all about flat falls, with tips from the experts here: Ask A Captain about Flat Fall lures.

Trip 12 Jul 31-Aug 3 (3-day) is off and running!

2017-08-01T20:42:18-07:00August 1st, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

The lucky 17 anglers who boarded Searcher Monday morning were all smiles, as were the crew, all happy to be headed out for some good fishin’ with lots of room at the rail on this light-load offshore trip.Keep checking back for daily trip reports on Capt. Art’s Blog!


Trip 10 (5-day) Izorline- and Turner’s-sponsored trip is off and running!

2017-07-24T15:58:32-07:00July 23rd, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News, Uncategorized|

Anglers were early to rise this morning so they could arrive at Fisherman’s Landing for early check-in for Searcher‘s Trip 10, the annual Izorline/Turner’s Outdoorsman 5-day.

Pro-staffers Wendy Tochihara and Lori Sachau were the first to board, with their cart overflowing with gear, giveaways and swag for our lucky anglers!


The boat departed at 8:40am to load up on bait. Capt Art called in to report they got  some nice-looking sardines and that they were headed for some Day One fishing! Check back here  for daily reports from the field!


Trip 6 -Jesse’s Bachelor Party Trip Charter (1.5 day) is off and running!

2017-07-12T09:44:48-07:00July 11th, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

Some bachelor parties head for Vegas, and some board the Searcher for a day and a half charter 🙂 Jesse G. & Friends/Family will be sending daily reports from the field via Team Searcher’s Captain’s Blog! Stay tuned!


Bachelor party guest Jack relaxes with a cold craft beer before departure.

sstrip6chillingHappy hour broke out on the upper deck with the best view around!




Bachelor Jesse and friends enjoyed dinner of coq au vin, salad, veggies, boat-baked bread and carrot cake on a calm ocean. Next on the agenda: fishing at dawn!


Trip 5 Jul 9-11 Let’s Talk Hookup 1.5-day Trip Photos

2020-06-12T10:45:35-07:00July 11th, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News, Uncategorized|

From Trip 5 (1.5-day) Jul 9-11, 2017 Let’s Talk Hookup Sponsored Trip. Posted by SearcherSportfishing on 7/10/2017 (13 items)

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Seminar at Turner’s Outdoorsman San Marcos

2020-06-12T10:45:36-07:00June 30th, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

“Free seminars at Turner’s Outdoorsman are the best way for anglers, tackle shops, and sportfishing pros to share info and experience. Thank you to Accurate Fishing and Seeker Fishing Rods and Izorline Fishing Products for the rods/reels to demonstrate all.”

From Seminar at Turners Outdoorsman San Marcos. Posted by SearcherSportfishing on 6/30/2017 (8 items)

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First trip of 2017 is off and running!

2020-06-12T10:45:39-07:00June 22nd, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

It’s our “season opener” and everyone is excited to get things underway! Check out the photos and visit the blog often for updates!

Anglers have experts on board from Accurate Reels and Seeker Rods, in addition to our amazingly talented crew on Team Searcher!

“Searcher Sportfishing Season Opener”

From Trip 1 Jun 22-25, 2017 (3-day). Posted by SearcherSportfishing on 6/22/2017 (21 items)

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Sportfishing Association of California spotter plane report: May 30

2017-05-31T08:02:12-07:00May 31st, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

The report has been filed and coordinates offered to all SAC members by the spotter plane from yesterday’s flight over our offshore areas. Checkout the spotter plane logophoto they captured of the balled up yellowtail!

A number of areas with tuna spotted today. Fish from 40-100+ pounds and schools in the 70-100 ton range.  Boilers with big fish were scattered in several areas, and a one balled up school of yellowtail with about 15 tons of 20+ pounders was spotted.

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Sportfishing Association of California spotter plane report: May 26

2017-05-27T09:40:01-07:00May 27th, 2017|Capt Art's Blog, News|

WOW! The report was filed, photos sent, and coordinates offered to all SAC members by the spotter plane from yesterday’s flight over our offshore areas. spotter plane logo

Under great weather conditions, we spotted good sightings of schools throughout coastal areas from San Diego to Ensenada. The schools are substantial–25 to150-plus pound bluefin tuna were spotted. Boilers were common with schools feeding on anchovies. The following pictures are for your use from the plane today. may26spotterplane4 may26spotterplane3 may26spotterplane2

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