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rock fishing
« on: March 22, 2011, 10:10:24 am »
hey guys and gals!

   I want to try fishing from the rock to see if I can get a fish fix. What kind of rig is productive from the rocks? ???

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Re: rock fishing
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2011, 07:57:56 pm »
"Rockcod Rig" makes it easy.  Buy some tobacco sacks or 3 or 4 ounce pyramid or medallion sinkers.  The Rockcod Rig is just like a shrimpfly rig, but there are two bare hooks vs the two shrimpflies.  Tie onto the Rockcod Rig, add your weight at the snap swivel end, put some bait on your hooks (squid is an easily acquired mainstay), and you're good to go.  Be ready though - you'll run into some strong fish, so stick with at least 20 pound on your main line, and 25-30 is better.  Let me know when you're going if you want some company.  I'm needing some fresh fish!   :)
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Re: rock fishing
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 12:05:09 am »
I've always wanted to try fishing from the rocks too... just haven't known anyone who did it, and I don't know where to go... i would be interested in giving it a go...

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Re: rock fishing
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 12:15:12 am »
When ever I can get over there, I have used a foam sliding bobber with a 2 oz jig head with a curly tail jig.
The Hard part is finding the right depth, but when you do it is like jigging from a boat or yak.
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Re: rock fishing
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 12:21:36 am »
I've heard of that method for fishing the jetties, Jeff, but not tried it myself.  I hope for water that clear, but I'm usually fishing in less than 2' of viz - bait water.  At Shelter Cove I've scored some fish on a 5 ounce jig and split tail from the reef's edge at Abalone Point when the water was clear - that's a blast but the conditions that allow it are few and far between. 
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Re: rock fishing
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 08:34:47 pm »
"Rockcod Rig" makes it easy.  Buy some tobacco sacks or 3 or 4 ounce pyramid or medallion sinkers.  The Rockcod Rig is just like a shrimpfly rig, but there are two bare hooks vs the two shrimpflies.  Tie onto the Rockcod Rig, add your weight at the snap swivel end, put some bait on your hooks (squid is an easily acquired mainstay), and you're good to go.  Be ready though - you'll run into some strong fish, so stick with at least 20 pound on your main line, and 25-30 is better.  Let me know when you're going if you want some company.  I'm needing some fresh fish!   :)

Just curious Eric...why the bare hooks instead on the shrimp fly tipped with squid?

I have never caught any fish off the rocks so really have no clue, but was just wondering...I would've though the color on the shrimp flies would help to attract them in?? Or maybe not!  :P
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Re: rock fishing
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 09:05:03 pm »
Bait on top of the flies gets a little bulky inshore, but it would work.  I play more of a chum game - visual attraction isn't really part of it.  If viz iz available then color's definitely good.
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Re: rock fishing
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 09:26:33 pm »
Bait on top of the flies gets a little bulky inshore, but it would work.  I play more of a chum game - visual attraction isn't really part of it.  If viz iz available then color's definitely good.

Gotcha!!

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Re: rock fishing
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2011, 11:58:44 am »
When heading out to fish off the jetty, dont forget a long handled net! I have lost more than a few by not taking one.

A cheap/beater net. :)