Copper rockfish are one of the strongest fighting rockfish off Oregon.
Features: Copper rockfish have variable coloration, ranging from dark or olive-brown to copper with pink or yellow blotches. They can grow to be 23-inches long. They have very tall and strong dorsal fin spines, and a clear patch along the rear half of the lateral line.
Habitat: They prefer rocky, shallow areas. Though these shy fish do not school, they sometimes form small groups around man-made structures such as jetties.
Technique:Copper rockfish will most readily be caught by working rubber tail jigs or bait near the bottom in shallow rocky areas.