12/20/12 - 3:51pm
In Alaska, it’s still child’s play to catch black rockfish, one of the many species of rockfish that inhabit coastal waters.
I’ve been on trips in the Gulf of Alaska when four or five of us — everyone on board — caught a 10-fish limit of these eager biters in less than an hour of fishing. Sometimes it took longer to fillet the fish than to catch them.
In the recent past, it was still possible to find remote places in Alaska that were virtually untouched, where large, old fish could be hooked as fast as you could get a jig in the water.