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
Spearing The Elusive Vermilion Rockfish!

Spearing The Elusive Vermilion Rockfish!

Written By: Jim Russell, Jackson Kayak,
January 16, 2015

Vermilion rockfish are one of the most highly prized species on the NorCal coast for free dive spear fishermen.

Elusive, skittish and usually found at greater depths, it is always a cause for celebration when you get to bring one home.

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First Blood On New Kraken Kayak

First Blood On New Kraken Kayak

Written By: Jim Russell,
December 22, 2014

Recently I picked up my new all black Kraken kayak and took it out Saturday for its maiden voyage!

Launching out in the morning, the water was glassy and calm and the Kraken glided along really nicely. I also had no problem plowing over a...

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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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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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