It is not uncommon to catch limits!
Each fish can weight between 3 and 6 lbs.
All you can eat!
We clean and bag it. Endless tacos!
There are many, many species of Rockfish including Vermillion Rockfish, Goldeneye Rockfish, Blue Rockfish, Quillback Rockfish, China Rockfish, etc.
Rockfish are a great fish to get kids started on fishing because they are not usually very difficult to catch. If targeting Rockfish in deep water or in the heavy current you may need to use a lot of weight, which will necessitate heavier gear.
It is much more fun, in my opinion, to target these in the shallows when possible, although often the bigger ones are found deep. Braided line is a must because its low-stretch qualities allow you to feel the bite even in deep water and make a good hookset.
Generally speaking, the Captain has his favorite honey holes and he will pull up, find it on the sonar, and hover just over it. Drop your weighted hooks with live bait and/or squid right on top of them. Many times you will be pulling up two fish at a time.
They make the best Mexican style fish tacos that can be had.