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JACKPOT WINNERS Trip 9- 6day

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Trip 9: 6-day (Jul 29-Aug 4) Izorline Open

Hello angers, We had some more action on good-size tuna again today. The group was a little slow this morning after the last two days--they are tired! The participation was light at times but everyone had a chance to land a tuna. Here is Tom K with a nice fish from this afternoon. We are headed north tonight with hopes of trying for a yellowtail on a kelp paddie tomorrow. Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Get Offshore this Weekend!

We are offering a 1.5 day trip with access to the offshore scene this weekend. Trip 10 can be booked through Fishermans Landing (looks like a light load too). Take a Monday off and get out there now! Click here: Aug 4-6 trip aboard Searcher!

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Trip 9: 6-day (Jul 29-Aug 4) Izorline Open

Hello anglers, We had another great fishing day at Guadalupe Island today with plenty of action all day long. Lots of opportunities for a 50-75 pound yellowfin tuna. Live sardines with 40-50 pound line, fluorocarbon with a super mutu owner 2/0 circle hook continue to be the best choice for tackle.  Here is Norm Fujimoto with his son J.K from Izorline with a pair of nice tuna from earlier this afternoon. Norm's other son Darren landed a couple of fish as well.  We are spending the night and trying again tomorrow. It will be our final day here.  Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 9: 6-day (Jul 29-Aug 4) Izorline Open

Hello anglers, We are enjoying some good fishing at Guadalupe Island again this morning. There've been plenty of bites on flyline sardines with a 2/0 circle Owner hook and 50 pound Izorline with 50 pound fluorocarbon. Hope the action continues and everyone's stamina lasts! Here is long-time Searcher customer Ken R. and a nice 60 pound tuna. The weather is tremendous with sunny skies and light winds. More later. Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 9: 6-day (Jul 29-Aug 4) Izorline Open

Hello anglers, We had pretty good action on 50-75 pound yellowfin tuna at Guadalupe Island today! A live sardine on 40 and 50 pound Izorline and an Owner 2/0 circle hook were the method of choice. Some fish were landed using the kite as well. Here is JK Fujimoto with a nice tuna landed using our kite outfit: a Seeker rail rod, a twin drag 2-peed Accurate Fishing Products reel, and 100 pound test leader. Hoping for more of the same tomorrow! Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 9: 6-day (Jul 29-Aug 4) Izorline Open

Hello anglers: We decided to stop offshore based on the reports from yesterday and the weather conditions. We were trying for yellowtail associated with kelp paddies. We had some action and we did catch a few. Here is Darren F with a yellowtail landed on one of our outfits from Seeker Rods and Accurate Fishing products. Darren, his brother and father, Izorline pro-staffer Norm Fujimoto, have been fishing with us since they were young boys! We will be at Guadalupe Island tomorrow at daylight. Captain Art and Team Searcher

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JACKPOT WINNERS Trip 8- 2.5day

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Trip 8: 2.5-day (Jul 26-29) Limited Load

Good afternoon anglers, This morning we are enjoying calm seas and light winds. We have been paddy hopping and have some good success on nice-size yellowtail. We have caught fish on yoyo jigs, surface irons, and fly-lined sardines. Here is a nice picture of chartermaster Bill Hofferber with one of many quality yellowtail. Wish us luck for the rest of the afternoon. Captain Shawn and Team

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Trip 8: 2.5-day (Jul 26-29) Limited Load

Good evening anglers, This afternoon we stayed offshore and managed to pick up some more dorado and yellowtail. All were caught flylining live bait. Here is a picture of Michael S with one of our many nice dorados. We are staying offshore again tomorrow. Wish us luck. Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

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Trip 8: 2.5-day (Jul 26-29) Limited Load

Good afternoon anglers: Today we are offshore fishing kelp paddies with our group of friends, families, and new friends! There are are plenty of kelps around and we are having some luck catching yellowtail and dorado on them. All fish have been caught on a fly-lined live bait with 30lb test. Here is Hunter B with a yellowtail he caught this morning. We are going to keep working at it. Wish us luck! Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

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JACKPOT WINNER Trip 7- 6day

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Trip 7: 6-day (Jul 20-26) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman Open

Hello anglers, We travelled northwest today looking at kelp paddies. This afternoon we found a couple of kelps that had some yellowtail on them, so everyone had a chance to tag a yellowtail. The fish were up to 20 pounds. Here's a few of the lucky anglers who caught a yellowtail today. We enjoyed our trip with Wendy, Lori, Izorline and Turner's Outdoorsman, and all our wonderful customers! We return to the dock tomorrow, and Captain Shawn will take our weekend trip out. Stay tuned Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 7: 6-day (Jul 20-26) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman Open

Hello anglers, We headed east overnight to an area of yellowfin tuna. We managed to get some action on yellowfin up to 18#. We had lots of chances and saw several spots of fish throughout the day. Not all the spots cooperated with biting fish, but a few did. Live bait was the best method, with 25-40 pound line and a 2/0 J-hook. A few fish were landed using artificial lures. The weather was great with sunny skies and light winds. Here is a group photo of most of the lady anglers on board. We are headed north to look for yellowtail on kelp paddies. Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 7: 6-day (Jul 20-26) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman Open

Hello anglers, Unfortunately, my report has very disappointing fishing results for today. The tuna didn't show up like they did yesterday. We were very patient, waiting in the same place and offering up nice baiit, but they were elsewhere. We could stay another day but we are ready for some catching on this trip! We are relocating to an area of biting yellowfin tuna. We will be there at daylight, so wish us luck.The weather is great with light winds and no sea conditions, so that is working in our favor.  Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 7: 6-day (Jul 20-26) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman Open

Hello anglers, We were pleasantly surprised this morning when the yellowfin tuna started showing around the boat. It started around 8 am and continued until after lunch. Most of the fish we are seeing and landing are around 60 pounds. A couple of fish we landed were 40 pounds. The best method today was a live sardine and 40 pound line and fluorocarbon with a 3/0 circle hook. Here is Judy K  with a fish hooked by the crew on a Seeker Rod and an Accurate reel. We are spending the night and trying again tomorrow. Captain Art and Team Searcher   Review these Tackle Tips for recommended Guadalupe Island outfits: https://www.searchersportfishing.com/capt-arts-blog/tackle-tip-thursday-vol-43-accurate-reels/   https://www.searchersportfishing.com/capt-arts-blog/tackle-tip-thursday-vol-42-seeker-rods/

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Trip 7: 6-day (Jul 20-26) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman Open

Hello anglers, We arrived yesterday afternoon at the Island. There are some good conditions with 68 degree water and some current. We tried as many spots as we could without much success. We saw a sign of tuna in one of the spots, but they didn't want to bite. We caught a couple of yellowtail, in fact Dave S got a nice one. We have high hopes for tomorrow.  Captain Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 7: 6-day (Jul 20-26) Izorline and Turner’s Outdoorsman Open

Hello anglers: Late today we should have some observations from Guadalupe Island as Captain Art and the anglers arrive to the fishing area soon. Stay tuned!  Co-sponsors from Izorline (Wendy Tochihara) and Turner's Outdoorsman (Lori Sachau) are aboard as well for great representation and giveaways!

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JACKPOT WINNER Trip 6- 2.5day

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Trip 6- 2.5day (July 14-17)

Good evening anglers: Today we enjoyed some "reel" nice bluefin fishing with calm seas. This afternoon things changed a little..we are catching fish on the fly-line with 30# and 40# and 2/0 hooks. Quite a few also came on surface jigs and small Colt Snipers. It was a lot of fun! Want to review all these techniques and tackle? Click here: TACKLE TIPS FOR BLUEFIN AND MORE! Here is a good shot of Greg B with a 78 lb bluefin.Congrats! Captain Shawn and Team Searcher
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