What types of Species: Rockfish, as well as lingcod and ocean whitefish.
When to Catch Rockfish: March through December (seasonal closure in January and February).
Where to Catch Rockfish: Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego county coasts, and offshore islands.
Rockfishing Rods: Medium-action 7- to 8-foot rods.
Rockfishing Reels: Medium conventional and saltwater bait-casting reels.
Rockfishing Lines: 50-pound-test coated braid for main line; 30-pound-test monofilament for leader.
Rockfishing Baits and Lures: 3-inch squid strips, live sardines, live anchovies, Berkley Gulp! Shrimp and Gulp! Grubs, and metal jigs like Salas 6X and 6X Jr. and Tady 4/0 and C models.