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It’s the Searcher’s Birthday Giveaway

It’s time for Searcher’s birthday month giveaway! and We are giving you the presents. The present/ prize is a FREE shirt, like the ones pictured. (You have a choice of burgundy, navy, or ash.) All you have to do is answer the following question. ⁣(Please no phone calls email only.) ⁣ Q: Besides fishing and whale trips. What other trips has/do the Searcher offer? ⁣ ⁣ We will pick one winner on Friday 5/24! (The Searcher’s actual Birthday.) Good luck and Best Fishes!⁣

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Tackle Tip live Recap

Tackle Tip Live was a success and so much fun. Great turnout and even better questions. Tons of giveaways. Big congrats to all the winners and The Grand Prize winner Chris B. who won a gift certificate for $250 for a Searcher Trip.     We are looking forward to the next one. Thank you so much to Sunny and Turner's Outdoorsman in El Cajon! Don't miss the next one. Stay hooked here for all the updates.  

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Tackle Tip LIVE! with Capt Art

Calling all San Diego anglers! Turner's Outdoorsman in El Cajon is hosting Team Searcher for a Tackle Tip LIVE on Yo-Yo fishing! Drop by the new store on Wed, April 24 at 6 p.m. Capt Art will have all the details for successful yo-yo fishing, plus we'll have raffle prizes, giveaways and fun! As with all oour tackle shop talks, the grand prize will be a $250 gift certificate for a Searcher Sportfishing trip in 2019. Join us! Shop stays open until 8 p.m. to shop for all you need. Address: 841 Arnele Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020 Phone: 619-444-3700

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Guadalupe Island

Searcher has received permission to fish in the Biosphere Reserve of Guadalupe Island this season. So if you're booked on a 6-day or longer, it's one of the possible destinations. It's an exciting prospect and adds another option for our trips! Our captains will monitor the fishing and weather conditions and will determine the destination of your trip, based on the best fishing and catching opportunities. C'mon tuna and yellowtail--we're ready for you! (NOTE: in order to fish Guadalupe Island, we must pass along additional costs for customs and immigration charges incurred in Ensenada and San Diego. We'll publish those costs soon and notify all booked anglers in advance.)

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Capt Shawn at Long Beach show Fri-Sun!

Stop by and talk fishing with Capt Shawn Trowbridge. And you might want to chat him up about fishing Guadalupe Island, since we have received our permit to fish the island for 2019! (fishing and weather dependent, always Captain's choice)

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Ocean to Galley (Portuguese Tuna Salad)

Looking for a way to prepare all your Searcher-caught fish or a use for your canned tuna you made with Dave's Jarred tuna? How about giving Tommy's Portuguese Tuna Salad a try? 

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Tommy says you can use Catalina Offshore products Catalina's Choice solid packed tuna or your own jarred tuna or even steamed tuna. They all taste great. Tommy's Portuguese Tuna Salad can be an appetizer with crackers and vegetables or an amazing tuna melt. It is all your choice and all delicious and worth a try.


  • 6 oz  can of Catalina'a choice Soild Pack Tuna in Olive Oil (don't drain)  or your own, you can also use steamed tuna as well. 
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar (more to taste)
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • Olive oil
  • In a bowl mix together tuna, vinegar, onion, bell pepper, capers and garlic and onion powders. Season with salt and pepper and additional olive oil to taste. Serve with crackers or vegetables, or use for sandwich filling. to make the BEST tuna melt ever, use a high quality sourdough and sliced Swiss or sharp white cheddar! Store salad in airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week.
    • Adapted from Tommy's original recipe which uses fresh steamed tuna. [caption id="attachment_12818" align="alignnone" width="337"] Full recipe card[/caption]

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Searcher in dry dock

It's time for annual inspections, upgrades, repairs and TLC! Many thanks to the team at Al Larsen Boat Shop and Team Searcher for taking care of her.
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