The 2021 recreational bottomfish fishery will be similar to 2020, with one change: the daily general marine fish bag limit is six (6) fish per person per day.

Other regulations (same as 2020)

  • Yelloweye rockfish are prohibited at all times and in all waters
  • Open at all depths Jan.1 through May 31 and again beginning Sept. 1 through Dec. 31
    • From June 1 through Aug. 31, restricted to inside of the 40-fathom regulatory line.
  • There is sub-bag limit of one (1) for China, copper, OR quillback rockfish
  • Lingcod daily bag limit is two (2) fish, separate from the general marine fish bag limit. Minimum size of 22 inches.
  • Cabezon daily limit is one (1) with a season beginning July 1, 2021.
  • Skates and rays are not part of the flatfish group; they are part of the general marine fish group. The general marine fish regulations (bag limit, depth restrictions, etc.) apply.
  • Descending devices are mandatory; and must be used to release any rockfish outside of 30 fathoms.


For additional information see the ODFW Sport Bottomfish Webpage: