There are many different varieties of rockfish in the waters off the coast of Port Renfrew. Yelloweye (sometimes marketed as "Pacific Red Snapper" in the grocery stores) are the biggest of the bunch, growing to up to 24lbs and beyond.
Rockfish are a lot of fun to have on the line and after you reel 'em in, the photos you take are guaranteed to draw a few comments. The "Yelloweye", "Rougheye" and "Tiger" rockfish varieties are particularly photogenic.
Rockfish are quite lean, moist and tender, with a slightly sweet flavour.
Season: Year Round
Peak Season: July - September
Size: 3-20lbs, year round.