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

Lingcod And Rockfish Bite Continues At Fierce Pace

Written By: Dan Bacher,
September 12, 2014

(Moss Landing) If you want to catch lingcod and rockfish, now’s the prime time to hit the Monterey County Coast.

We had a great day down at Pt Sur with beautiful weather and great fishing on Saturday, September 6,” reported Carol Jones...

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Salmon Reward Trollers, Rockfish Limits The Rule

Written By: Dave Hurley,
September 12, 2014

 

(El Granada) Some king salmon have remained in the area both north and south of Half Moon Bay.

Dennis Baxter of the New Captain Pete reported a fish per rod on salmon, along with a bonus halibut, while trolling on Friday, September 5...

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Live Bait Anglers Battle Big Rockfish and Lingcod Off Morro Bay

Live Bait Anglers Battle Big Rockfish and Lingcod Off Morro Bay

Written By: Dan Bacher,
September 12, 2014

Rockfish and lingcod action has been superb in the Morro Bay area, especially since live anchovies became available in August.

On Saturday, September 6, the San Pedro Special went out on a 3/4 day trip under beautiful conditions,...

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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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