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Trip #15 Lady Angler 3-day (Aug 23-26)

Hello anglers: We had some nice fishing on mixed bluefin and yellowfin tuna.  Jeannie M is new to tuna fishing. Our Lady Angler trip is the perfect time to learn and enjoy the sport with other ladies (and our terrific crew)! Izorline pro-staffer, Wendy Toch, shows off a beauty. Stay tuned for more from the field! Captain Art and Team Searcher Gratefully sponsored by Turners Outdoorsman, Izorline, and Seeker Rods, helping us raise dollars for City of Hope Women's Cancer Research.   

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Trip #15: Lady Angler 3-day (Aug 23-26)

Hello anglers We departed on our Lady Anglers trip yesterday. We got a nice load of bait and fished this afternoon since the fish are close to home. The first two fish we landed were 35 pound bluefin tuna. Here are Sophia, pro-staffer for Seeker Rods, and Chelsea T. with their nice bluefin. Sophia landed hers on 20 pound line and a live bait, and Chelsea used a colt sniper and 30 pound line. We had some action on yellowfin tuna as well and almost everyone landed a tuna the first day. The weather is great with light winds and no seas. Loads of swag was given out before we got to the fishing grounds.  Looking forward to tomorrow! Captain Art and Team Searcher Gratefully sponsored by Turners Outdoorsman, Izorline, and Seeker Rods, helping us raise dollars for City of Hope Women's Cancer Research.   

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Trip 15: Lady Angler 3-day (8/23-26)

Hello anglers: We are on our annual all-lady angler 3-day trip. Ladies were first greeted with MERMOSAS and gift bags, but we got down to the business of fishing right away! Gratefully sponsored by Turners Outdoorsman, Izorline, and Seeker Rods, helping us raise dollars for City of Hope Women's Cancer Research.    [caption id="attachment_13541" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Passenger Izmir, and pro-staffers Wendy, Sophie and Lori got things started![/caption] [caption id="attachment_13540" align="alignnone" width="225"] Sophia is channeling her inner mermaid.[/caption]

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JACKPOT WINNER Trip 14- 1.5day

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Trip 14: K.B. Invitational 1.5day (8/21-23)

Hello anglers,
We are back out on the water with the annual  K.B. Invitational charter. We are having good action so far. Tackle tip of the day is a live sardine with 25 pound line and a 1/0 hook with matching fluorocarbon. The whole group has a fish on board so far.  Here is Kim B. with Capt Art and a nice yellowfin tuna. Kim landed this tuna on one of our set-ups. The set-up includes an Accurate Boss series 2 speed and a Seeker rod
~ Captain Art and Team Searcher

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JACKPOT WINNERS Trip 12- 3day

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Trip 13: 1.5-day (Aug 19-21) Let’s Talk Hook-up

Hello anglers, Timing is everything and ours wasn't great today. We had tough weather conditions with wind and a swell which made it hard to work. We started in an area that was productive for several boats yesterday, and with the conditions changing, we didn't have the same success. So then we travelled north and arrived in an area where there were a few tuna seen, hoping for some action this afternoon. We saw a nice school of bluefin and yellowfin tuna and had some action! Everyone had a chance at landing a nice tuna. They didn't bite very well, but we had a sample. Here is Bobby R with a hook and hand bluefin from Capt Mike. Thanks to Pete Gray and Let's Talk Hook-up for all the support in sponsoring this trip, and a terrific pro-staffer Patrick Gee. Capt Art and Team Searcher

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JACKPOT WINNERS Trip 11- 6day

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Trip 12: 3-day (Aug 16-19) Capt Potatohead Memorial and Fundraiser

Hello anglers, It's a bit of a different day today with plenty of fish seen, but not too cooperative on the catching side. We have had a few chances in the morning but not much this afternoon. Hoping for some action in the last few hours of the trip. Here is Capt Mike and Bob B with a nice tuna from today. Captain Art and Team Searcher Captain Potatohead Rides Again! A very special annual memorial and fundraiser trip is underway. We wish them fishing luck, but the friendships and fun are aboard in abundance. We miss you, Dickie! Many thanks to sponsors: Fisherman's Processing, Melton International Tackle, Seeker Fishing Rods, FishBonz Grill, Island Fishing Tackle and many Dick Uranga friends! They are all helping us raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Purple for the Cure!)

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Trip 12: 3-day (Aug 16-19) Capt Potatohead Memorial and Fundraiser

Hello anglers, It was a great day of fishing for us today. We drifted for the majority of the day,with a chance to hook and land a nice yellowfin tuna. There were slow periods where it was tough to get a bite, but then also fast periods where it was easy to get a bite. Most importantly, lots of fun was had by all. We are spending the night a trying again tomorrow. Here is Jack B and Justin with a nice tuna. Captain Art and Team Searcher Captain Potatohead Rides Again! A very special annual memorial and fundraiser trip is underway. We wish them fishing luck, but the friendships and fun are aboard in abundance. We miss you, Dickie! Many thanks to sponsors: Fisherman's Processing, Melton International Tackle, Seeker Fishing Rods, FishBonz Grill, Island Fishing Tackle and many Dick Uranga friends! They are all helping us raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Purple for the Cure!)

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Trip 12: 3 day (Aug 16-19) Capt Potatohead Memorial and Fundraiser

Hello anglers, We're enjoying steady action this morning on 15-25 pound yellowfin tuna. Everyone has had a chance to land a few. The weather is calm, and there's lots of fun and teasing banter on deck this morning. Dickie is smiling today. Here is John A with Capt Mike and a nice yellowfin hooked by Capt Art on a Seeker Rods. Thanks for the great equipment from Seeker! More later, Capt Art and Team Searcher Captain Potatohead Rides Again! A very special annual memorial and fundraiser trip is underway. We wish them fishing luck, but the friendships and fun are aboard in abundance. We miss you, Dickie! Many thanks to sponsors: Fisherman's Processing, Melton International Tackle, Seeker Fishing Rods, FishBonz Grill, Island Fishing Tackle and many Dick Uranga friends! They are all helping us raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (Purple for the Cure!)

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Trip 12: 3 day (Aug 16-19) Capt Potatohead Memorial and Fundraiser

Hello all, We left on our annual Capt Potatohead trip today. We've got lots of regular customers that attend this trip each year. The tuna fishing has been great right in our backyard--25 miles from home--so we came out here for our first afternoon of fishing. We saw several schools of tuna that didn't want to bit, buy we did get a few samples on a couple stops. We got everyone set up correctly and we will be ready for tomorrow. Here is Mike Wicen, a long time friend of Dick Uranga, with a nice yellowfin tuna landed on a flat fall lure in the bow. Crewman Armando is there with the assist. This trip raises funds for pancreatic cancer research in Dick Uranga's name. His chosen charity was Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN). It's a great cause...Purple for the Cure! Capt Art and Team Searcher

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Trip 11: 6 day (Aug 10-16) Guadalupe Island

Good morning anglers:       We had a tough morning on the trophy-sized tuna but still managed to wrangle some past the sharks. There were many casualties. Here is John R with his prize after a tough battle. Good afternoon anglers: After battling with the sharks all morning we decided to try our luck at some of the school sized fish off the island.  We had a good showing and caught a few of them. After we got our fix of the smaller grade tuna, we looked at a new area and were greeted with some more nice 25-45lb yellowfin as well as a small sample of 25lb yellowtail.  That wraps up our time here at the Guadalupe Island. Tomorrow we will be looking for kelps on our way to Ensenada. Here is a sample of our catch this afternoon. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip 11: 6 day (Aug 10-16) Guadalupe Island

Good evening anglers: These excellent grade yellowfin we have been fishing decided to bite into the afternoon for us today.  The ticket today was a fly-lined sardine on 40lb test and a 2/0 hook. We scratched all day today but had some excellent fishing around lunchtime. Here is Jim J with a 45lb yellowfin tuna caught late this afternoon. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip 11: 6 day (Aug 10-16) Guadalupe Island

Dear anglers: We have had a great morning on the 40-60lb class yellowfin tuna. They put on quite a show here early. We have definitely suffered a great number of casualties this morning but have boated our fair share of these beautiful fish. Here are Ashley and Ryan with a 60lber they tag teamed. (Editor's note: Couples that fish together....have some good eating later!) More from our afternoon's efforts, Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip 11: 6 day (Aug 10-16) Guadalupe Island

Good evening anglers, We had very good action on school grade yellowfin tuna with some bigger ones in the mix this afternoon.  They put on quite the show! We have high hopes for what tomorrow will bring. We have great weather and hope for another shot at one of these trophy-sized yellowfin.  Here is Lew H. with a 70lb class yellowfin which he caught on a fly-lined sardine with 40lb test. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip 11: 6 day (Aug 10-16) Guadalupe Island

Good Afternoon anglers, This morning we had some tough fishing at the island. but still managed to catch a few nice yellowfin tuna. The sharks were not kind to us, so we headed off the island a few miles and managed to put together a very nice catch. Here is Dale B. with a 50lb class yellowfin he caught on the kite. We have beautiful weather and all day left to fish still. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip 11: 6 day (Aug 10-16) Guadalupe Island

Good evening anglers, After two days of anticipation we arrived at Guadalupe Island.  We were greeted early with multiple jig strikes several miles short of the island.  When we finally arrived on scene around 3:30pm, we located some yellowfin tuna on the machines and promptly kicked the anchor over.  We managed to hook a few with the limited amount of time we had this afternoon.  Here is Ashley M with a nice 56lb yellowfin tuna.  We are going to stay here tonight and see what tomorrow has to offer. Captain Mike and the Boys

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Trip 10: 1.5 day (Aug 4-6)

Good evening anglers, We continued to fish offshore this afternoon on kelp paddies. We caught some more yellowtail and dorado to finish out our day using the same method as this morning. Here is a picture of Kimball W with a dorado. Tight lines until next trip! Captain Shawn and Team Searcher

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Trip 10: 1.5 day (Aug 4-6)

Good afternoon anglers, Today we are on a day and half trip fishing offshore kelp paddies. We are having some good opportunities at yellowtail and dorado. Today's Tackle Tip is with 30lb line fluorocarbon and a 3/0 hook. Here is a picture of Maria R. and Justin with a gorgeous dorado.
 
 
We are going to keep trying this afternoon. Wish us luck.
~Captain Shawn and Team Searcher
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