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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:25 pm
Rufio


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What are some of the rarer species you guys have encountered while fishing from shore? I've caught BnYs, Blues, Blacks, Kelps, and Grassies and I've seen Olives withing casting distance while diving. I recently saw someone catch a Treefish which was awesome.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:46 pm
frozendog


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also browns,copper and gopher rockfish from shore.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:57 pm
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Ive caught a vermillion from shore. One of my personal favorite catches. Not sure if that is rare or not, but it was for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:12 pm
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Treefish are a fairly common catch from the shore in certain areas of Southern California.

There are a select few spots near Big Sur where Vermillions have been caught from the shore.

The most rare rockfish I have seen caught from the shore was caught by my good friend and species hunting extradinaire Ken (http://muskiebaitadventures.blogspot.ca/) and it was a Tiger Rockfish... a species that is even rarely caught from boats fishing extremely deep waters. He also caught a Quillback Rockfish from the shore, again, another fairly rare species in shallow water.




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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:05 pm
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Yoooooo that vermillion is gorgeous.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:40 pm
Ken Jones


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My list of pier-caught rockfish. A few are uncommon to piers and a couple were not in areas they are supposed to be but none are rare.

Adult Rockfish: blue rockfish, black rockfish, copper rockfish, grass rockfish, kelp rockfish, brown rockfish, black & yellow rockfish, gopher rockfish, olive rockfish, calico rockfish, treefish, & CA scorpionfish (aka sculpin)

Juvenile Rockfish: bocaccio, yellowtail rockfish, orange rockfish, chilipepper rockfish, vermilion rockfish & several still unidentified juveniles.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:26 am
Ken Jones


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sea_forager wrote:
Yoooooo that vermillion is gorgeous.


That's the tiger rockfish, not a vermilion.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:53 am
Ken Jones


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Since I was checking my records, I also checked on the rockfish I've caught on boats:

Black rockfish, blue rockfish, bocaccio, brown rockfish, California scorpionfish, chilipepper rockfish, China rockfish, Copper Rockfish, flag rockfish, gopher rockfish, greenspotted rockfish, greenstriped rockfish, honeycomb rockfish, olive rockfish, orange rockfish, rosethorn rockfish, rosy rockfish, speckled rockfish, starry rockfish, squarespot rockfish, vermilion rockfish, whitebelly rockfish, widow rockfish, quillback rockfish, yelloweye rockfish and yellowtail rockfish.

Where were they caught? Boats out of Redondo Beach, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, San Simeon, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Emeryville and Sausalito (Farallon Islands), Fort Bragg and Crescent City.

I never fished for the deepwater rockfish down south and I think most of those areas are now closed so I will probably never get a cowcod rockfish.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:08 pm
sea_forager


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[quote="Ken Jones"]
sea_forager wrote:


That's the tiger rockfish, not a vermilion.


Thanks for correction! It's still super pretty Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Ken Jones


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Yep.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:01 pm
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Ken Jones wrote:
Since I was checking my records, I also checked on the rockfish I've caught on boats:

Black rockfish, blue rockfish, bocaccio, brown rockfish, California scorpionfish, chilipepper rockfish, China rockfish, Copper Rockfish, flag rockfish, gopher rockfish, greenspotted rockfish, greenstriped rockfish, honeycomb rockfish, olive rockfish, orange rockfish, rosethorn rockfish, rosy rockfish, speckled rockfish, starry rockfish, squarespot rockfish, vermilion rockfish, whitebelly rockfish, widow rockfish, quillback rockfish, yelloweye rockfish and yellowtail rockfish.

Where were they caught? Boats out of Redondo Beach, Santa Barbara, Morro Bay, San Simeon, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Emeryville and Sausalito (Farallon Islands), Fort Bragg and Crescent City.

I never fished for the deepwater rockfish down south and I think most of those areas are now closed so I will probably never get a cowcod rockfish.

The boats down here still catch some cowcod in the 300 to 360 foot depths. You just cannot keep them. The catches are actually becoming more common now. A few years ago they changed the depth limit to 300 feet because too many were being caught. They reopened the limit to 360 feet with the requirement that the party boats have a descender device to send cows back down.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:37 pm
Ken Jones


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Intereting although I wouldn't want to target them. I do believe they are still legal in Mexico.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:40 pm
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Ken Jones wrote:
Intereting although I wouldn't want to target them. I do believe they are still legal in Mexico.

Yes, but illegal to bring across the border. Although many of the boats do.


Good to know.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:20 pm
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I caught one vermillion from shore, too - rare for me, because it was the only one.

Salty.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:36 am
RobF


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Salty Nick v2 wrote:
I caught one vermillion from shore, too - rare for me, because it was the only one.

Salty.


I remember that day well. It was a really nice huge fish. Sadly that deep hole is now off limits.
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