Quillback
Marine Zone

Rockfish identification tips

It's important to be able to distinguish between the most commonly encountered rockfish. Knowing what you've caught, and how many you can possess, will keep you on the right side of the regulations. Take a quiz to test your rockfish id skills.

Take the Yelloweye rockfish quiz.

image of rockfish quiz page

Take the Recreational bottomfish species quiz.

Example of one of the questions in the common bottomfish quiz

 

Yelloweye and vermilion rockfish

A diagram showing how to tell the differences between a yelloweye and vermilion rockfish

Canary and copper rockfish 

A diagram showing how to tell the differences between a canary and copper rockfish

China, quillback and black rockfish 

A diagram showing how to tell the differences between a China, quillback, and black rockfish

Blue and deacon rockfish 

A diagram showing how to tell the differences between a blue and deacon rockfish
Rockfish identification

Header photo by Bob Swingle

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