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Old 06-29-2014, 06:16 AM   #1
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San Diego Sea Bass

Howdy Folks,
So, I've been spearfishing/freediving for a long time in the colder waters of California, and I will, for the first time, bring my tandem kayak and dive in San Diego and it's near proximity.

I have all the gear and water skills, but I never had a one on one moment with a sea bass, so I need to understand their character before I feel comfortable shooting them. I mean, I've been shooting like 25+ pound lingcods for years and I can imagine that white sea bass is not as stupid as lingcod.

The point is, I am used to the Norther California waters having never seen San Diego, I wanted to know how everyone else feels about kayaking and spearfishing near La Jolla.
Are there kelp beds that I can tie my kayak to around these days? I just want to see where other divers in the San Diego area launch kayaks and/or dive for sea bass.
I have a rigged 55" JBL, I imagine it should do the job, but what are your opinions?
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:08 PM   #2
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Re: San Diego Sea Bass

There is kelp in La jolla, yes you can tie off easily, launch from a beach with sand. Good luck.
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:49 PM   #3
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Wsb are almost as dumb as ling cod lol
They are just a shitload harder to find.
I'll never forget one day someone drug me along for a seabass dive and I was bobbing around in 6ft of water, a 35lber swam up to my face then slowly turned sideways and parked about a foot off the tip of my gun.
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Old 06-29-2014, 06:45 PM   #4
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Re: San Diego Sea Bass

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I just want to see where other divers in the San Diego area dive for sea bass.
Launching at La Jolla Shores, or out of mission bay, with a Kayak is the best start.
Other than that I am not sure you will find anybody willing to share information that takes years to learn by trial and error.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:17 PM   #5
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Launching at La Jolla Shores, or out of mission bay, with a Kayak is the best start.
Other than that I am not sure you will find anybody willing to share information that takes years to learn by trial and error.
Awesome answer.
And anyone willing to share it probably didn't pay their dues.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:10 PM   #6
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Awesome answer.
And anyone willing to share it probably didn't pay their dues.
^^^^ yup. In the pacific ocean is a perfect place to start looking
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:24 PM   #7
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Re: San Diego Sea Bass

Hunting WSB is like going for a treasure hunt. Treasure is there not moving but you need to find it first. WSB hunting is not challenging because fish are smart. It is challenging because you need to bump into them in order to shoot and the kelp is big and the ocean even bigger. Good luck and be careful from boaters.
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Re: San Diego Sea Bass

Good luck on your trip man. Seabass are bastards in the sense that they are hard to find, like everyone else mentioned. Once you're on them, just be quiet on the surface and on your drops. Avoid sharp movements and try your best not to flinch when you notice them and keep moving if you don't see them after an hour or two. Or just be really lucky....

Your gun is a decent start, but just realize that you still need to be pretty close to penetrate a bigger seabass, especially with stock bands. Slip tips never hurt. If you're considering a gun with better range/penetration hit up Cyprus Spearo (Petros) at spearamerica.com, he'll hook you up with a cannon at a great price. Those San Diego waters can have pretty stellar vis, which makes closing the distance tricky.

Go kill some bass, hope you report.
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Just paddle out to the very outside edge of the bed out there off la jolla and put a giant ass dive flag off you yak so you don't get run over and swim around quietly through all the stringers, make drops to about 20ft and look around. Current and bait are your friends, yellows will be there too. Make sure you aren't in a reserve and have at it.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:48 PM   #10
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Re: San Diego Sea Bass

Hey thank you all for answering.

I just wanted to see what to expect before coming down there. I was not interested in anyone's secret spot, but just a friendly direction as to where I should go with my kayak, and that's exactly what I got from this post. I really appreciate the answers.

I will go out with an ocean kayak malibu 2 tandem kayak, if you're also free, I can reorganize the 2nd seat to take 2 divers.

Call or text if anyone's down to dive this long weekend; my phone is 509-879-2597
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Dude, you're avatar is disturbing. Please put a picture of a fish in there and stop looking at me like that!
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:43 PM   #12
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can you dive weekdays at all?
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:50 PM   #13
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Dude, you're avatar is disturbing. Please put a picture of a fish in there and stop looking at me like that!
Whose creepy hand is that on his shoulder haha
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Re: San Diego Sea Bass

haha! I was going to say that.... Why so serious? j/k j/k
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