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Jackpot winners and fish counts

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Sep 22017

Trip 22 Sep1-4 Labor Day Special (3-day) Sep 2 AM Report

September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Sep 2, 2017 10:56 AM

Hello all,

Good fishing for bluefin tuna this morning! Plenty of action on 30-50 pound tuna. Live sardine on 30 and 40 pound line with 30 and 40 pound fluorocarbon leader and a circle hook. Here’s Tim Boyle with a nice size tuna using one of our loaner outfits from Seeker and Accurate Products. Tim came all the way from England with his brother Jono to visit their brother Nick and go on this trip.

More later…we are about to enjoy lunch.

Team Searcher

Sep 12017

Trip 22 Labor Day Special Sep 1-4 (3-day) Day One Report

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello all,

We started our annual Labor Day Weekend trip with a few bluefin tuna close to home. Here’s Jesse Brown with a nice size bluefin caught on a live bait. We are off to a good start on this trip!

More later,
Team Searcher

Sep 12017

Trip 21 Aug 30-Sep 1 Turner’s (1.5-day) Aug 31 PM Report

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello all,

Thanks to Turner’s Outdoorsman for sponsoring another great trip!! We had a few nice size yellowtail this afternoon and then we had some action on yellowfin tuna as well. Here’s Beto Schramm from Turner’s San Diego with a good size yellowtail. This afternoon’s yellows and tuna were landed on live sardines. Everyone had an opportunity to catch something today! It was a phenomenal day on the ocean today with no wind or swell. Returning in the morning Sept 1, we’ll have a jackpot report for you.

Team Searcher

Aug 312017

Trip 21 Aug 31-Sep 1 Turner’s (1.5-day) Aug 31 AM Report

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello all,

We have had some good action on yellowfin tuna this morning. Troll fish , live sardine fish and artificial lure fish. Here is Harry Walker from La Jolla with a yellowfin tuna landed with one of our Accurate product Boss reels and a Seeker rod that these great sponsors provided us. We are happy to have Harry with us on this trip he won at a Coastal Conservation Association fundraiser. We are proud to support CCA and the important work they do.

Looking for more tuna action this afternoon. We’ll let you know how it goes.

Team Searcher

Aug 292017

Trip 20 LTHU 8/28-8/30 (1.5-day) Aug 29 PM report

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We enjoyed more action on yellowfin tuna and dorado this afternoon. Everyone had a great time at the rail today. Live bait and artificial lures both worked great. One of our long-time customers and former Let’s Talk Hook-Up seminar leaders–Gary W.–landed a yellowfin tuna on the bow with an assist from Capt Kenny at one of our stops today.

Team Searcher

Aug 292017

Trip 20 LTHU 8/28-8/30 (1.5-day) Aug 29 AM report

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Hello anglers,

We have been lucky this morning to find a kelp paddie with a good school of yellowfin tuna! The tuna were biting as soon as we stopped, so we’ve enjoyed plenty of action for everyone which is exactly what we hoped for today. We are grateful for our Let’s Talk Hook-up pro-staffer, Patrick Gee, for his extra help in sharing his passion for sportfishing.

trip20danielle

Welcome back, Danielle!

Pictured is Don G. from with one of his tuna. Don and his daughter Danielle come every year on our Let’s Talk Hook-Up trips. They are a pleasure to have on board. We call Danielle “Lefty” because she has left-handed reels. I joke with her every trip that she has her reels on backwards–it’s tradition.

More later, Team Searcher

Aug 282017

Trip 19 LASS Aug 25-28 Lady Angler (3-day) Jackpot Results

August 28th, 2017|Categories: Trip Reports|

Congratulations to the winners of the Lady Angler Searcher Special 3-day Jackpot:
1.”Jackpot Judy” Kanouse – 24# yellowtail
2. Lisa Kitagawa – 22.8# yellowtail
3. Lisa T. Kitagawa – 21.4# yellowtail

They are flanked by our incredible trip pro-staffers and sponsors: Sophia of Seeker Rods, Wendy of Izorline, and Lori of Turners Outdoorsman. Many thanks to these ladies and their companies–we couldn’t have done it without you!

Special congratulations to Kyla Allard, the winner of “Sportswoman of the Trip” Award!