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
Bodega Bay An Excellent Choice For A Combo Trip

Bodega Bay An Excellent Choice For A Combo Trip

Written By: Ernie Marlan,
November 27, 2014

As a fisherman, I love to fish for a variety of species and with an assortment of techniques. I enjoy fishing lakes, rivers, streams, the delta and the ocean. Each one of those bodies of water does a little something different for me. 

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Rockfish and Dungeness Crab Are Solid Bets

Written By: David Hurley,
November 25, 2014

(El Granada) The commercial Dungeness crab season opened on November 15th, and the first weekend of the season was spectacular with commercial boats loading up with heavy holds for distribution. Sherri Ingles of Half Moon Bay Sport...

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Hit Point Sur For Lingcod And Rockfish Limits

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 12, 2014

(Moss Landing) Want to catch limits of both big, surly lingcod and hard-battling rockfish? Then head down the Monterey County Coast to Point Sur aboard the Kahuna.

The 14 anglers aboard the boat on Sunday, November 2 landed 28 lingcod and...

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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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