Rockfish Information
Rockfish
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

Coastal Rockfish And Lingcod Lead San Mateo Coast Action

Written By: David Hurley,
July 21, 2014

Salmon are still missing in action along the San Mateo County coastline; however, the Que Sera Sera, a six-pack out of Half Moon Bay Sport Fishing, was able to find a single 20-pound salmon on Saturday, July 12 for a committed charter.

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Rockfish And Lingcod Action Remains Great

Written By: Dan Bacher,
July 21, 2014

Salmon fishing is tough, but anglers are nailing limits of rockfish and big numbers of lingcod off Point Sur and the local reefs.

The latest fishing adventure to Point Sur by the Kahuna yielded limits of both rockfish and lingcod to 20...

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Rockfish And Lingcod Limits Prevail As Salmon Remain Elusive

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
July 20, 2014

Far to the north of Bodega Bay in Eureka the salmon action is red hot, but for Bodega anglers the bite has been pretty chilly. As a result charter skippers have been targeting rockfish and the results have been outstanding. Limits are the...

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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

Rockfish Locations


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