Hunting White Seabass Tips

Updated: May 16

1. Try surface hunting for White seabass. Swim on the surface looking for fish to swim underneath you. Move slow and do not splash with your fins. BE SILENT. Pictured below: Hugo Rodas from Ghost Spearfishing with a ghost of his own.

2. Also, try diving down 10'-20’ and hold on to kelp, just waiting for a fish to swim by you.


3. Another technique is to dive down 10'-20’ again. This time try to swim through the kelp slowly like you did on the surface, but now you are underwater water in the midwater column. Be sure to move slow and check in the shadows by looking up.


4. Find the bait the WSB like to eat such as sardines, mackerel and anchovies. Follow the bait and notice how they behave. If they are moving fast and spook then hopefully a WSB is near. The bait fish will tell you a lot about the environment.


5. Lastly, if you are still not seeing WSB try diving down to the bottom and wait for a WSB to swim by. Try grunting while you wait as well.


6. If the current is high, the WSB tend to be deeper more towards the bottom.


7. If little to no current, the WSB typically are within 20’ of the surface.


8. Ideal water temperature for WSB ranges from 60-65.


9. Personally, I like to hunt at slack tide during a new moon.


10. Always swim up current near the edge of the structure, reef, or kelp.


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