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

The Beat Goes On – Lingcod And Rockfish Limits

Written By: Dan Bacher,
October 28, 2014

(Moss Landing) If you like limits of big lingcod and rockfish, head out on a trip down the beautiful Monterey County coast to Point Sur.

“Today's rockfish trip to Point Sur produced once-again epic fishing for lingcod and rockfish,”...

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Salmon To 30 Pounds Bite Off Bodega

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
October 19, 2014

(Bodega Bay) Despite the fact that we are well into the month of October, salmon continue to bite for Bodega Bay anglers and most of them are big fish. The average weight is running right at 20 pounds and 30 pounders have been pretty...

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Crowds Get Lighter Despite Outstanding Fishing

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
October 19, 2014

(Berkeley) October is always a strange month for S.F. Bay/Golden Gate charter boats. The fishing is typically outstanding, yet crowds are light as anglers turn their attention to river salmon, Delta stripers and fall hunting...

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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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