Trip Reports

Jackpot winners and fish counts

Trip Report

JACKPOT WINNER Trip 27 Oct 27- Nov 3

Trip Report

Trip 27 (7 day) Oct 27- Nov 3 (Day 5) Ultra-limited load

Good evening anglers: Today we fished the coast for yellowtail and had good results on catching some 16 to 25 lb fish. The best way to get a bite was on a dropper loop set-up and a sardine (click here for a how-to video) as well yo-yo iron using 50lb test. For success at surface iron fishing lures, click here. The weather today was nothing short of fantastic with calm seas and sunny skies. It has been truly an "epic trip" and we want to say a big Team Searcher "THANK YOU" to Thom C. and the group of anglers that joined us. Here's Thom with his quality yellowtail. We're travelling north on Friday and due to arrive back to the dock early Saturday morning. Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip 27 (7 day) Oct 27- Nov 3 (Day 4) Ultra-limited load

Good evening anglers: BOO! We gathered a few more wahoo this afternoon before we had to leave for our next destination. Click here for some tips on the most successful wahoo lures.  Most of our fish were caught trolling on Nomads and Marauders. We've really enjoyed this epic wahoo fishing for the last three days! [caption id="attachment_12567" align="alignleft" width="340"] Today's wahoo gang: Steven, Ron, Todd, John and Jack on one of the last stops today.[/caption] We will be trying for yellowtail (click here for the best lure selections) tomorrow along the beautiful Baja peninsula. Wish us luck, we will check in with you tomorrow. Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip 27 (7 day) Oct 27- Nov 3 (Day 3) Ultra-limited load Part II

Happy Halloween fellow anglers,
Today, started off with a nice yellowfin tuna bite. Then we caught a few wahoo while trolling.  We switched it up a bit and headed to another location to fish the bottom. We had some good results on yellowtail and grouper. The best method of catching yellowtail and grouper was live bait on a dropperloop. The sun is out and the weather is nice so we will see what the rest of the day brings us. Wish us luck, Here is Ronald S. with his premium leopard grouper. ~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher. 

Trip Report

Trip 27 (7 day) Oct 27- Nov 3 (Day 3) Ultra-limited load

Good Morning fellow anglers,  Yesterday, we had another exceptional day of fishing on wahoo and tuna. Most of the yellowfin caught today are what I call primos. Tunas range from 25 to 45lbs. They were biting best flylining with 40 lb test, 40lb flouro and Owner 3/0 hooks. Almost all of are wahoo caught today were on wahoo bombs or fly-lined baits after jig strikes.The best lures to troll with were Nomads and Marauders. (Nomad pictured below.) Our weather was nothing short of fantastic! Flat calm seas with a light breeze. We are going to stay put today, Wish us luck. Here is a shot of Captain Mike and Terry W. with a breathtaking yellowfin tuna.

Trip Report

Trip 27 (7 day) Oct 27- Nov 3 (Day 2) Ultra-limited load Part II

Good afternoon anglers, Today we awoke to calm seas and blue skies. We started off our morning with premium quality yellowfin tuna and are now scratching at a nice wahoo bite. We are going to enjoy cheeseburgers for lunch and see what this afternoon has in store for us. Wish us luck. Here is Paul H., Captain Shawn, and Captain Mike with a nice wahoo. ~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip 27 (7 day) Oct 27- Nov 3 (Day 2) Ultra-limited load

Good Morning Anglers,

Yesterday, we had so very good wahoo fishing with all onboard catching a few. (Need a yummy recipe for your wahoo? Click here for a delicious recipe.)  Best way to get a bite was a live bait and 40lb or casting a wahoo bomb lure. Weather is beautiful sunny skies and flat calm seas. Going to stay in this area for today. Wish us luck. Heres John L. with a nice one. ~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip 27 (7 day) Oct 27- Nov 3 (Day 1) Ultra-limited load

Good afternoon anglers, This morning we arrived at our destination and were pleasantly surprised with good wahoo fishing. Wahoo are biting wahoo bombs, nomads, live bait and marauders. We will continue to work at catching them, wish us luck. Here is Chris K. with a nice wahoo. ~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

JACKPOT WINNERS Trip #26 Oct 20-27 sponsored by Accurate

Trip Report

Trip #26 (7-day) Oct 20-27 (Day 6) sponsored by Accurate Part II

Good evening fellow anglers,

Today, we fished along the baja peninsula for a scratch bite on yellowtail.  We had a beautiful day with the sun shining and calm seas.  We would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Accurate Reels for all of the beautiful reels and swag they brought aboard for giveaways. We would also like to thank Gary Gillingham for his expertise and fishing equipment that he brought for the passengers too use. Here is one last shot of a yellowtail caught by Dylan B. (For all the must haves for yellowtail fishing.~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip #26 (7-day) Oct 20-27 (Day 6) sponsored by Accurate

Good afternoon anglers: Today we are fishing the coastline for yellowtail and have found a few. Best catching results have been an both yoyo jigs and a fly-lined bait. Patrick K and crewman Ryan are showing off a nice one caught on a 6x jr blue and white. Find out what lures are working: YELLOWTAIL LURES And how about a Searcher-style recipe for this wonderful fish? It's all about the marinade! Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip #26 (7-day) Oct 20-27 (Day 3) sponsored by Accurate

Good afternoon anglers, This morning we awoke to very pleasant seas and calm winds which was delightful for all who were on board. We had a exceptional bite on premium yellowfin tuna ranging from 25 to 45 lbs. We are going to have a quick bite for lunch and start looking for wahoo. Wish us luck, here is Rod C. and Crewman Hector with a nice yellowfin tuna.

~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher.

Trip Report

Trip #26 (7-day) Oct 20-27 (Day 2) sponsored by Accurate Part II

Good evening Anglers,
This afternoon consisted of a fantastic sunset bite on quality yellowfin tuna, with fish ranging from 18 to 45 lbs. The best way to get a bite was on a fly lined sardine. We also caught a few fish on flat falls right at dark. All and all it was a fabulous day on the water. We will be staying in the same place for tomorrow, wish us luck. Here is a shot of Dominick V. with his quality yellowfin. ~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher.

Trip Report

Trip #26 (7-day) Oct 20-27 (Day 2) sponsored by Accurate

Good afternoon anglers:
Today we've had a good day of fishing on wahoo, yellowfin tuna and a few dorado, all while on the anchor. The best method of catching fish
today has been with 40 lb mono and fluorocarbon and a 3/0 Owner hook. We have also been getting fish with skip lures, poppers, and wahoo bombs. 
We haven’t been able to do much trolling for wahoo since the wind is up, but we’re looking forward to it tomorrow as the wind is supposed to die down. Wish us luck!
Here is Harlan M. and Captain Mike with a beautiful 60lb wahoo caught on a fly-lined sardine. 
~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip #26 (7-day) Oct 20-27 (Day 1) sponsored by Accurate

Good evening Anglers,
Today, we had great action on wahoo, yellowfin and yellowtail. we will be staying in the same area for tomorrow. Pictured is Lance L. and crewman Hector with a nice yellowfin tuna caught on a chartreuse and white fall flat this afternoon. Wish us luck for tomorrow. ~Captain Shawn and team Searcher.

Trip Report

Trip #26 (7-day) Oct 20-27 (Day 1) sponsored by Accurate

Good afternoon anglers, We arrived at our destination at around 11:00 am and have been welcomed with a nice little wahoo surprise. We are presently catching the wahoos on bombs and trolling lures. Click here for all thing wahoo. Here is a picture of crewman Ryan and Sean S. with his nice wahoo caught on a wahoo bomb. ~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip #25 (7-day) Oct 13-20 (Day 5)

Hello anglers, We started our fishing day on the coast for yellowtail without much success. So we travelled offshore to look for kelp patties and dorado. We found warm blue water and plenty of large kelp paddies. Not many had fish associated with them. But we managed to find a few that had a few good-size dorado on them. I think everyone got to keep a nice-size dorado today, including Anne L.  Check out the recommended surface irons here! We are headed home tonight and arriving back to the dock on Saturday morning. Here is Anne Lahue and crewman Ryan with a beautiful dorado from one of the kelp patties this afternoon. Chef Dan shared his Sesame Chili Marinade recipe for fresh Searcher-caught fish. Angler tried and tested! Captain Art and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip #25 (7-day) Oct 13-20 (Day 4)

Hello anglers, Yesterday we accomplished our goal of getting everyone a wahoo. Today we are trying to get everyone a second wahoo! We're also enjoying great tuna fishing again this morning. Everyone has enough yellowfin tuna! We are now concentrating on yellowtail in between trolling sessions for wahoo. Here is Dennis from Texas with a nice wahoo. Need a recipe for your wahoo? Here's one from Searcher Chef Geri Sue. Captain Art and Team Searcher
Afternoon update: We had some action on yellowtail, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and a rare white sea bass this afternoon. We had variety this trip for sure! Everyone had multiple chances at wahoo today with trolling, live bait and artificial lures all working well. (Check out recommended surface lures here!) Mike E landed the white sea bass and he took a minute to pose with Capt Shawn for a photo. We are headed up to the coast to try for more yellowtail tomorrow morning, and then maybe offshore to look for dorado. The weather has been great during the day and breezy at night. The forecast looks good for travelling tonight. Captain Art and Team Searcher

Trip Report

Trip #25 (7-day) Oct 13-20 (Day 3)

Hello all,

We focused our fishing efforts on wahoo this morning with success. Almost everyone has landed a wahoo. Trolling with live sardines have been the best method for wahoo to today. We also have had some very hungry yellowfin tuna that are biting the big Marauder lures as well. We hope to reach our goal of getting everyone a wahoo today and so far it is looking like we might exceed that goal. Here is a group shot from one of some of the action from this morning. Stay hooked more to come.

~Capt. Art and Team Searcher

1 2 3 35
Find us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter

What's biting? Need a reservation?

Get answers!


Call now