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

Rockfish And Lingcod Offer Most Consistent Coastal Fishing

Written By: Dave Hurley,
May 25, 2015

(El Granada) Despite a recent flurry of salmon action below the Farallon Islands, bottomfishing remained the constant along the San Mateo coastline.  

The New Rayann and Outer Limits out of Sausalito put in a total of 32 salmon to 15...

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Incredible Striper Action Exploding In Central Bay

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
May 15, 2015

(East Bay) It’s been several years since we’ve had epic striper action inside the bay to rival the fishing that is taking place right now. In addition to the stripers, halibut are being caught and outstanding rockfish and lingcod action...

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Boaters Head To Big Sur For Big Sacks Of Lingcod And Rockfish

Written By: Dan Bacher,
May 15, 2015

(Moss Landing) Anglers are catching limits and near-limits of lingcod and rockfish on trips to the Big Sur coast.

 A Point Sur trip aboard the Kahuna on Friday, May 1, produced 72 lingcod, 154 rockfish, 35 copper rockfish and 51 vermilion...

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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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