Black Sea Bass
Notice how the sea bass seems to “light up” like a sailfish, or mahi mahi, Look for a white band above the eyes and white tips on the fins.
The third clip is a lizard fish strike (Synodontidae). This is one of the fastest strikes I have recorded yet.
The sea bass spawns when it is mature, at 190 mm (7.5 in), in middle of May to end of June. The buoyant eggs are 0.95 mm (0.03 in) in diameter, and their development time is 1.6 days at 23 °C (74 °F). The maximum size of a sea bass is 500 mm (20 in), weighing 4.3 kg (9.5 lb).
Black sea bass are protogynous hermaphrodites, meaning that they generally first mature as females and some later become male. The sex change generally occurs over the winter when the fish are 240 to 330 mm (9.5 to 13 in) long.
We routinely practice catch and release. All these fish were released.
Video shot with a Sony HDR-AS15 and a custom built underwater housing.
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