Rockfish from piers

Ken Jones

Staff member
Other than sculpin (scorpionfish) that are a member of the rockfish family, few rockfish are caught from most SoCal piers. The only rockfish I have caught from the San Clemente Pier are brown rockfish and they were caught the same way as most of my fish, on a high/low rigging with a torpedo sinker. I didn't record the bait but it was probably either bloodworms, pieces of fresh mussel, or small pieces of shrimp.


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I caught a probably 12 inch grass rockfish from the wide spot on the sc pier just before the bathrooms. But certainly not a common catch.