In winter most of our favorite gamefish skirt away with warmer waters, leaving us with a fishing void. Thankfully for rockfish and an assortment of groundfish species we’re able to scratch our fishing itch over the winter months. They can be a blast to pull on, make great table fare, and for those novice anglers make a great introductory gamefish.
As with most species in U.S. waters, there are regulations surrounding the catch and keep of gamefish and it’s important to head out on the water versed on the most up-to-date regulations to avoid what could be a hefty ticket from authorities.
For this year we’ve seen a few changes that you need to pay attention to in regard to bag limits, the most notable listed below:
- A decrease to the statewide sub-bag limit for vermilion rockfish (Sebastes miniatus) from five fish to four fish
- A new statewide sub-bag limit for quillback rockfish (S. maliger) of one fish
- A new statewide sub-bag limit for copper rockfish (S. caurinus) of one fish
MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR SITE DIRECTLY TO GET ALL DETAILS ON CURRENT REGULATIONS.
REMINDER: DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR 2022 FISHING LICENSE: you can do so on the DFG site as well.