Marbled Rockfish / Kasago

25 Aug Marbled Rockfish / Kasago

Kasago [jp] / Marbled  Rockfish
Sebastes marmoratus
(Cuvier, 1829)

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Looks very similar to brassblotched rockfish, but you can distinguish them by the red brown body and white spots on its caudal fin.

Habitat & Season

When you can find other kinds of rockfish in relatively calmer water with less current, marbled rockfish prefer good current thus stronger tendency to live in rocky reef facing open water.  You can find them all season.

Tackle & Flies

8-9 feet 6wt rod with intermediate fly line. Use 8wt where wind is strong or fish are big. Use #4-10 small baitfish or shrimp patterns. When fishing shallows, tying upside down will be ideal to avoide getting snagged.

Spot & Tactics

If you find a spot surrounded by obstacles where water is always running, he is there. Be brave letting your fly sink to the bottom. In rather open area where rocks are scarcely positioned, try to make the fall larger from top to bottom. This will let more fish notice your fly from where they are hiding. Hit the bottom, pull up bit of distance, and drop it again.Kasago [jp] / Marbled  Rockfish
Sebastes marmoratus
(Cuvier, 1829)

IMG_20130529_050106619

Looks very similar to brassblotched rockfish, but you can distinguish them by the red brown body and white spots on its caudal fin.

Habitat & Season

When you can find other kinds of rockfish in relatively calmer water with less current, marbled rockfish prefer good current thus stronger tendency to live in rocky reef facing open water.  You can find them all season.

Tackle & Flies

8-9 feet 6wt rod with intermediate fly line. Use 8wt where wind is strong or fish are big. Use #4-10 small baitfish or shrimp patterns. When fishing shallows, tying upside down will be ideal to avoide getting snagged.

Spot & Tactics

If you find a spot surrounded by obstacles where water is always running, he is there. Be brave letting your fly sink to the bottom. In rather open area where rocks are scarcely positioned, try to make the fall larger from top to bottom. This will let more fish notice your fly from where they are hiding. Hit the bottom, pull up bit of distance, and drop it again.