The quillback rockfish has extra long, strong, and sharp dorsal fin spines.
Features: Quillback rockfish are slate-brown and mottled with yellow and orange towards the head. They have deeply incised membranes on their very long, spinous dorsal fins. They can grow to be 24-inches long.
Habitat: They prefer rocky bottoms from roughly 150 feet on out to 800 feet off or Oregon.
Technique: They readily take both bait and lures. Rubber-tailed lead head jigs fished near the bottom will provide better success for quillback rockfish.