Raised near the banks of the American, Sean spent nearly every waking
hour of his childhood chasing fish in the river. Sean realized his
dream of chasing fish professionally after receiving his degree in
Fisheries Biology from Humboldt State University in 1991.
Sean bought a kayak in 2001 as a "temporary measure" to fill a void
after selling his power boat. The temporary measure instantly became an
obsession and has become a lifestyle for Sean and the rest of the White
family. Sean and his wife Leah opened the Great White Kayak Company in
2003. Sean and Leah also host two of the largest kayak fishing
tournaments in NorCal including the "Elk Rockfish Fiesta" and "Bendo at
Mendo." Sean is also a California Department of Fish and Wildlife licensed
As a life-long Northern California resident Sean spends a lot of time
kayak fishing for cold-water species such as striped bass, steelhead,
lingcod, and halibut. However, the entire White family makes extended
annual excursion to Mexico to soak their feet in warm water and target
Baja's amazing assortment of incredible game fish. While kayak fishing
in warmer waters Sean has caught tuna, roosterfish, yellowtail, jack
crevalle, dorado, pargo, mullet snapper, and sierra mackerel.
While Sean enjoys hanging a big fish himself, nothing makes him happier
than putting kids on their first trophy. Sean has successfully guided
kids to quality dorado, jacks, pargo, mullet snapper, skipjack,
stripers, and largemouth. Sean believes that these early positive
experiences lay a strong foundation toward creating active youth with a
love of the outdoors.