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S.O.N.A.R Winner Time!

Did you bring a friend with you on a Searcher trip? Did you get into our S.O.N.A.R program?

It’s that time of year. Time to pick a winner for our S.O.N.A.R program. Our S.O.N.A.R program is when you bring a friend on a trip you get prizes and you also get a chance to win big at the end of the year.

The prizes of S.O.N.A.R this year  are a killer set up from  PENN Fathom 2 speed reel and a PENN Carnage II rod. (Rod and reel are a $480 retail value.) Our S.O.N.A.R winner gets this killer set up and a 3day trip for the 2020 season. One lucky angler will be taking all that home.  We will pick a winner next week. Stay hooked up to see who wins. With the Searcher it really does pay to bring a friend. 

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Off the Hook Giveaway!!

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!! Did you get our newsletter? Have you read it? If so, you could be the lucky winner on a brand new T-SHIRT!! We will randomly pick a winner with the correct answer on Friday (11/17)! ⁠ ⁠ Question: How much does the Searcher weigh?⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Good luck and best fishes!⁠

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TACKLE TALK at the DOCK recap!

TACKLE TALK at the DOCK was a HUGE success. We are in awe of the turn out and the great questions. 🎣 It was an incredible day. Huge thank you everyone who came and spend the day at the Dock with us. Here are just some of the photos we got of what happened through the day.  It was a day of talking tackle at the dock. Team Searcher did demonstrations and had tackle seminars. There was tours of the boat, prizes and giveaways, and tasty treats from our chefs! Over all a fun day talking Tackle. Thank you so much for coming to see what the Searcher is all about. Big thank you to Gary and Jack from Accurate fishing products for coming all the way to come hang out with us and demoing the new gear. Thank you to  CCA California for all the support. Also huge THANK YOU to Fisherman's landing tackle shop and crew for the 10% off sale and all the help! It was an incredible day of talking tackle!

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TACKLE TALK at the DOCK FAQs

Hello Anglers! We have been asked about Tackle Talk at the DOCK! and some more details. So here, they are..... Yes, we are SOLD out but we have had some openings so make sure you you Sign up for the waitlist. Parking is FREE in the green areas per the map. If you park in the red you will have to pay for parking. (The spots are parked with 72 hour parking or 2 hour. Also if you park by Jimmy's famous tavern it is only 2 hour parking.) Just make sure you look at the paint. If you park across the street in the lot it is free and you can be there all day. 3rd FAQ Tackle Talk at the DOCK! starts at 9am and will be ending at 2pm. You can come anytime during that time. You can come, leave, and come back.(There is tons of restaurant within walking distance. We will not be serving full meals just tastings. Blue squares are restaurants.) We will be having seminars and tastings through out that time.

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Off the Hook! Giveaway!!!!

Did you know we have a Newsletter? It's called Off The Hook and you get the whole hook up on all things Searcher and you will be the first to know about any discounts, new trips and so much more. We are going to do a giveaway of a FREE T-SHIRT in our newsletter, so you want to sign up. Click the link to sign up. Stay hooked here to see how you can win. We will be doing a giveaway soon!  

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2019 Searcher Haul-out

It’s December and time for our annual haul-out at Al Larson Boat Shop in San Pedro, where wooden boats are treated with care. It’s also time for the required annual hull inspection by US Coast Guard. Searcher passed with flying colors, even down to the check on near-original hull fasteners that were in pristine shape! All good to go for the 50—year old Searcher. We are kicking off our 50th year with a Tackle Talk at the Dock a Free event. Click here to hook all the details.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPTAIN MIKE!!

🎂Happy Birthday to one of our favorite Captains! Happy birthday Mike! #HBD 🎂Wishing you the happiest of birthdays from all of us at Team Searcher! Hope you slay them today! 🎣⁠ ⁠ Best Fishes Captain Mike and Happy Birthday! #happybirthday⁠

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Black Friday is here!

Looking for a great present for any angler on your list? TODAY (Black Friday) only we will be give a T-shirt with purchase of a $100 gift card. (You can use the gift card on anything including trips.) Click this link hook the best gift for any angler on your list.⁠  ⁠ (We need to know what size shirt and what color in the description of the purchase. Colors: navy, maroon, and ash (gray) sizes s-3LX)⁠

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPTAIN KENNY!

🎂Happy Birthday to one of our favorite Captains!🎂Happy birthday Kenny! #HBD 🎂Wishing you the happiest of birthdays from all of us at Team Searcher! Hope you slay them today! 🎣⁠ (We are a day late but only because we didn't want you to share it with Tackle Tip Thursday.) Happy Birthday Captain Kenny!

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Black Friday is coming!

Looking for a great present for any angler on your list? Next Friday (Black Friday) only we will be give a T-shirt with purchase of a $100 gift card. (You can use the gift card on anything including trips.) Click this link to hook the best gift for any angler on your list.⁠ Mark ✅ your calendars! ⁠

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good Evening anglers,

We wrapped up our trip here with some wide open action on smaller grade yellowtail.  We released quite a few but there were some worthy of a tag.  Here's one of the large schools we stopped on this afternoon.  That's a wrap for this trip and our fishing season.  Thanks for fishing with us this year, we hope to see everyone back again next year.

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good morning anglers,

This morning we were able to scratch up a few hand fulls of 15-18lb yellowtail on the yoyo lures.  It was not red hot but non the less we had some action,  We have a few hours this afternoon as well to fish this area before we have to call it a trip.  Here's Steve L. with one of his 3 he caught this morning. Here is your tackle tip of the day to catch yellowtail  is a Salas 6x scrambled egg color.

~Captain Mike and the boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good evening anglers, We left the main bank this morning after our tuna bite tapered off to search of kelps. We found a couple kelps loaded with dorado and a few wahoo. We were able to scratch up a nice afternoon on the wahoo. It's all smiles and high fives today. We'll be on the beach somewhere tomorrow looking for yellowtail. Here's Garrick and Tater (Ron) with a pair of kelp 'hoos. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good Morning anglers,

We're getting a shot at some better grade tuna this morning up to 35lbs.  They're boiling around the boat.  Here's one Shoeless Tom caught on the popper this morning.  We're going to go looking for wahoo this afternoon.

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good morning anglers,

This morning we scratched on yellowfin tuna 10-25lbs and a handful of wahoo.  We're seeing both but not getting a whole lot of bites down here.  Hoping for more biting fish this afternoon. Here is John L. and one of his wahoo he caught on the wahoo bomb. Looking for a good wahoo recipe hook it here.

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good Evening anglers,

This afternoon we've managed to catch a few more school sized tuna as well as a couple more wahoo and a couple yellowtail to go with it. Here is some of our catch from this afternoon.  Wish us luck for more fish tomorrow.

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #29 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Nov 2-9)

Good Afternoon anglers,
This morning we’ve had some phenomenal wahoo and dorado fishing on kelps.  We stopped 60 miles short of The Ridge at the crack of dawn on a trash can size kelp loaded with dorado and wahoo.  We started heading south and found another kelp loaded up. So we decided to work back up and have had fish around us ever since. Here's Todd A. with a size large wahoo he caught on a wahoo bomb.
~Captain Mike and the Boys Good evening anglers: The action remained steady all day today. We opted to stay in this area and fish kelps all day. We stopped on multiple kelps this afternoon and each of them had wahoo and dorado on them. We'll be on The Ridge tomorrow. Here's big Tom W. with another big wahoo. Captain Mike and the Boys

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JACKPOT WINNER Trip 28-7 day

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Trip #28 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 26-Nov 2)

Good Morning anglers,

We started our morning off in the spot we caught our big tuna yesterday. Just hoping to have them bite in the morning.  We saw them jump around the boat all morning.  We hooked a few of the jumbos and lost them all.  We did catch some of the good size fish at about 50lbs a piece.  Wish us luck this afternoon brings.  Here's Pat and David with some nice tunas. 

~Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip #28 Ultra-limited load 7-day trip (Oct 26-Nov 2)

Good evening anglers,
We were able to get a few more of these big yellowfin this afternoon. We also got some mixed grade yellowtail and had a bit of fun on 8-15lbers.  We then went trophy hunting and managed to hook some big ones.  However we only landed one 38lber.  This greedy 100lb yellowfin ate Tyson and Chef Mikes bait at the same time. They wound it together in about 5 minutes.
~Captain Mike and the Boys
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