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Rockfish

Rockfish get little respect, except perhaps as fish and chips. Commonly encountered by Alaskan anglers while salmon or halibut fishing, they are frequently caught on heavy tackle, making fishermen think they are pulling up a rubber boot. If this is your perception, I hope the following words will change those thoughts and introduce an exciting fishery that is overlooked and overly abused at the same time.

Rockfish

An Under-Appreciated Saltwater Fish Found All Across Alaska

by Doug Wilson

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game sport fishing regulations, there are approximately 32 rockfish species in the Gulf of Alaska, but only about 15 are commonly found in nearshore shelf areas of 100 fathoms or less. This content is available for subscribers only.

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