Canary rockfish are relatively large, reaching weights of 10 pounds.
Features: Canary rockfish are named for their bright yellow to orange mottled bodies. They also have undertones of gray and three orange stripes across their heads. They grow to be 30-inches long, and have very firm and desirable meat.
Habitat: Canary rockfish are a schooling fish, common along the Pacific Northwest coast over rocky reefs and pinnacles. Larger adults are usually further offshore, with younger fish sometimes common down to 100 feet.
Technique: They readily take both bait and lures. Locate suspended schools of canary rockfish in offshore areas during periods open for fishing offshore, and work rubber-tail jigs, shrimp flies, or baited hooks through the schools.