Alright thanks. Can I yo-yo with the 8 foot?Rock fishing will depend more on the depth and the drift. Lots of line straight down and weight up in the 12-16 oz. range. You need a good reel you like and a rod with enough backbone to pull up the weight plus the fish. Braid is the way to go here. Many anglers prefer a shorter rod for this. It's a good application for a 2-speed reel and a stiffer rod. An old-school tuna stick would work fine, or you can use a heavier live bait rod. It's gonna depend somewhat on conditions and how deep the boat is fishing.
Wait but ur name is shimano penn! And cheech is right you need a couple different options to play the game at the highest level but the 8 footer will be able to do most things well, throw bait and be able to throw some sort of iron/colt sniper. I like the older brown blank teramar in the 15-35 lb range with a lexa. Good luck and remember you can catch fish with what you have just be patient and learn from the guys catching fish.Daiwa VIP rods and Sealine X-SHA reels. Cheap, reliable and tough as nails