realityguy wrote:BuzzBombs rule for small bottom fish!The rubber tails can get you into trouble sometimes with 4' lings..
Always done best with BBs in 3-4"(mostly 4") wide pearl or pink pearl around here.When current is running, go to the skinny ones...even occasional salmon to 10 lbs(green for silvers)!What's nice is they store well without hooks,easy to set up,easy to use..and WORK!I've had better luck with those than the Point Wilson Darts.(This is info for others that may have a chance to fish for the same..)
Sounds like you are set up okay.. How do you store your rockfish while in the kayak?..just curious..figure you must drag a floating net on a tether,right?
a 4' Ling would sure test a kayakers abilities!
i use the smaller BB's. 2" mostly, with the occasional 3". that big chinook (king) that dragged me out to sea was caught on a three inch pink pearl. i cast out and the lure was headed for the bottom when he took it.
i paddle alone most of the time so i'm quite consious of my safety. dragging a fish behind my boat on a tether is asking for trouble from seals and/or sea lions. those sea lions are huge! seals are big enough and mean enough to capsize a kayak and injure the kayaker. my MO is land the fish and kill it cleanly. then i gill-hook it under a bungie on the deck of the kayak.