Rock fish baits

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  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

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    With all this talk about lings and rock fish i was thinking about baits for rock fish. I like to use sand dabs and lizzard fish for ling bait and squid for RF bait. What does everybody else use?


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    By far squid is the gaurentee producer for rockfish. Literally everytime I dropped down with a strip of squid yesterday I was hooked up. They arent the greatest of fights though. You feel a little hit and set the hook, thats it. You real them up and they are dead with their air bladders sticking out of their mouth.

    Lingcod will give you a run for the money. They really fight good all the way up to the top. The best bait for those I believe is live anchovy or sardines if you have them. The more livley the bait, the better. They get all excited and just pounce on it.


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    Also, I forgot to mention...


    A friend who I was fishing with yesterday caught a nice size lingcod on a red rockfish. He had hooked it and was reeling it to the top when the lingcod slammed it.
     
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    That happens a lot. A ling will hit a fish that is being pulled up, the first fish sticks his fins out, and voila! Two for one! A ling is truly an amazing fish.
     
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    Don't you just hate when that happens[​IMG]


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    I've caught lingcod off rockfish many times on accident. Its kinda cool to see though..hehe
     
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    I second the squid advice for being the best rockfish bait. I have also caught them on cut chunks of fresh dead chovie.
     

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