January 17, 2019

This last autumn, I got an email out of the blue from Edmund Vallance, a writer for the Los Angeles times.  He was interested in freediving and had pitched an idea to the Times--he planned to take a class with a local instructor and write about the experience.  He had zero actual freediving experience and so would...

May 30, 2017

I'm of the opinion that the best part of hunting white seabass is eating white seabass.  It's firm, mild, and incredibly versatile--it can be grilled right on the grate, breaded and fried, eaten as sashimi, sauteed, served blackened, made into curries and stews, eaten as cold leftovers in a salad, and even cold smo...

April 13, 2017

Mike Raabe shot and edited this video last year with diver Scott Blume.  I'm sharing it because it's hands down some of the best white sea bass hunting footage that has been captured on camera to date, and I thought aspiring hunters or those traveling to Southern California to hunt in the kelp for the first time mi...

April 11, 2017

It's that time of year again... Spring diving in  Southern California runs cold, murky, and rough.  However, the draw for spearos is that the big white sea bass start showing up in the kelp beds by late February.  The big females (40+ lbs) hang around and mingle for some weeks, and then gradually thin out, heading...

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