A kelp paddy is a chunk that breaks free from larger bodies of kelp and is not attached to the bottom. Small organisms congregate which bait fish feed on. This attracts larger game fish such as mahi and yellowtail. Paddy hopping can be a fun way to spend an afternoon on the water without the hassle of suiting up in full spearfishing gear. We've curated our top spearfishing picks perfect for a quick jump in when a kelp paddy is spotted.