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Englund Marine & Industrial Supply has what you need for bottom fishing!

Whether you are fishing for lingcod, canary rockfish, sea bass or another of the many species of bottom fish, Englund Marine has the gear and information you need all in one place. Spend less time searching for what you need and more time out on the water!

Regulations & Licensing

Before you head out, make sure you know what you need to legally bottom fish in the state you are in. We've gathered the important information in one place so you can easily access it. Disclaimer: The following information is based off of the rules at the time of writing, regulations are subject to change. While we do our best to keep fully up to date, the license holder is ultimately responsible for being aware of any changes to the rules and regulations.

General Information:
  • Yelloweye Rockfish: No retention allowed at any time
  • While not required in all states, correct releasing of rockfish with a descending device is strongly recommended.
Oregon Information (Click to expand):

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Washington Information (Click to expand):

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  • Season: Second Saturday in March through the thrid Saturday in October. See lingcod exceptions below:
    • Marine Area 1: Columbia River: Recreational fishing for, retention or possession of lingcod is prohibited seaward of a line extending from 4638.17'N. lat., 12421.00'W. long. to 4633.00'N. lat., 12421.00'W. long at all times. Use PDF of map
    • Marine Area 2: Southcoast: No retention of possession seaward of 30 fathoms March 9 May 31 (except when the primary halibut season is open). Retention is allowed seaward of the deepwater closure area (see above) from June 1 through June 15 and September 1 through September 15
  • Daily limit of 9 bottom fish, regardless of species, unless otherwise listed below:
    • Rockfish: Daily limit 7. No minimum size.
    • Cabezon: Daily limit 1. No minimum size.
    • Lingcod: Daily limit 2. No minimum size, except in Marine Area 4 (east of Bonilla-Tatoosh, April 16-Oct 15) minimum size is 22.
  • Be aware of the yelloweye rockfish conservation area that is closed to recreational bottom fish and halibut fishing. Click here for map and coordinates.
  • In-depth regional regulations:
California Information (Click to expand):

Licensing Info:

Regulations - Northern Management Area:

Regulations - Mendocino Management Area:

  • Seasons:
    • Boat-based anglers: May 1-Oct 31 (Boat-based): Take is prohibited seaward of the 20 fathom depth contour (120 feet), Nov 1-Dec 31 (Boat-based): Any depth
    • Divers and shore-based anglers: Open year round
  • Daily limit RGC Complex (Rockfishes, Cabezon and Greenlings): 10 Fish in combination per person EXCEPT:
    • Cabezon: 3 Per person, 15 Total length
    • Canary rockfish: 2 Per person, No minimum length
    • Black rockfish: 3 Per person, No minimum length except Kelp and/or rock greenlings: 12 Total length
  • Daily limit lingcod: 1 Fish, 22" total length
  • Click here fo full Mendocino Management Zone regulations.
  • Check the Mendocino Area Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations Map before heading out.

Get Set Up With The Gear You Need

We've picked the brains of our expert store staff to bring you these tested and approved products for bottom fishing. While each region is different, we feel confident these items are the best we carry online and in-store. Check in with your local Englund store for additional local tips on bait and leader weight! If you fish in California, you must use the California Approved weights listed below.

Rods & Reels:

Not sure where to begin? These rod and reel combos, picked out by Englund Marine bottom fishing experts, are a convenient and cost-effective way to start learning what bottom fishing gear works right for you.

If you are looking for a more customizable option, Englund Marine offers a wide range of mix-and-match rods and reels for your specific needs. Pro Tip: The NEW Daiwa Proteus rod works great with either a conventional reel (like the Accurate Fury 400X Troll Reel) or a spinning reel (check out the Daiwa BG 3500 Spin Reel). Another great pairing is the Ugly Stik Tiger spinning rod with a Penn Pursuit II 4000 spinning reel and 30# J-Braid line.

Lures & Rigging:

Our expert staff at Englund Marine has hand-picked a variety of leads and jigs, as well as other recommended products to help you have a fun and productive day on the water! While items may vary in popularity from one area to another, we are confident these products are the best options no matter where you fish. If you fish in California, you must use the California Approved weights listed below. Pro Tip: Give baby octopus a try! This tough and smelly bait has been very successful in the Charleston/Coos Bay area this year. Contact your local Englund store for other regionally popular baits!

Metal Jigs & Lead Jigs

Soft Baits

Twin Tail Scampis
Store Only

Swirl Tail Worms
Store Only

Other Recommended Gear

Now that you have the products you need to get started, check out our Bottom Fish Rigging tutorials! We demonstrate some popular set ups that have been given the stamp of approval from our staff experts as well as the guides and fishermen who trust us to provide the best gear!

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