Rockfish General Information

There are over 50 different types of rockfish inhabiting the west coast.

Three to five shrimp flies are tied to a leader, usually 30# test, at about 8" intervals via short (4") drop lines,. A 1 pound cannonball sinker or a jigging bar is attached to the bottom of the rig. The rig is then jigged off the bottom as the boat drifts over rocky bottom. The shrimp flies are commonly baited with chunks of squid. Light tackle rockfishing is gaining is popularity with the most common setups featuring 8 to 10 pound test on small freshwater rods. Single jigging bars to 8 oz. And split tail scampi jigs are the most common lures.

Recent Rockfish Articles & Reports

Lingcod And Rockfish Limits Pace The Catches

Written By: Dan Bacher,
August 29, 2014

(Moss Landing) While Carole Jones of Kahuna Sportifshing hasn’t heard any word on albacore tuna yet, she said anglers are catching limits of lingcod and rockfish off the Big sur Coast.

The latest trip for bottomfish yielded 44 lingcod and...

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Salmon Provide Excitement, Rockfish Provide Meat

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
August 29, 2014

(Berkeley) The East Bay charter boat community is buzzing about the recent salmon action outside the Golden Gate. Anglers are averaging a fish per rod or better depending on the day and the fish are running big with plenty of 20 plus...

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Chasing Rockfish And Lingcod With The Delta Defenders

Chasing Rockfish And Lingcod With The Delta Defenders

Written By: Dan Bacher,
August 29, 2014

For years, Roger Mammon, President of the West Delta Chapter of the California Striped Bass Association (CSBA), has been asking me when I see him at protests against the peripheral tunnels and meetings at the State Capitol, “When are we...

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Tips & Tactics for Rockfish
Using The Right Jig

Using The Right Jig

Written By: Steve ‘Hippo’ Lau

Jig fishing for rockfish off of our coast shouldn't be such a difficult thing to do. After all, aren't rockfish the dumb blonds of the...

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Drop Shotting For Rockfish

Drop Shotting For Rockfish

Written By: Steve ‘Hippo’ Lau

Drop shotting for freshwater bass has been an especially deadly technique that has been practiced for a few years now, for which a growing...

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Anchovy, I Love You!

Anchovy, I Love You!

Written By: Cal Kellogg

Just the other day I found myself setting on a deer stand on a ridge high in the Tahoe National Forest. The hunting was great except for...

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Rockfish Locations


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