International Game Fish Association

The International Game Fish Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping.

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rockfish, yelloweye
(Sebastes ruberrimus)


(Jordan & Gilbert 1883); SCORPAENIDAE (SEBASTIDAE) FAMILY; also called red snapper, rasphead rockfish, turkey-red rockfish Occurs in the eastern Pacific from the Gulf of Alaska to northern Baja California, Mexico where it inhabits rocky reefs and boulder fields in 60 to 1800 feet (46 –550 m) where they seek shelter in caves and crevices. Although the yelloweye rockfish is know to many anglers as “red snapper” it is not related. It is one of the many red species of rockfishes in the eastern Pacific. Similar species include the canary and vermilion rockfishes but both have red eyes and...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
17.82 kg (39 lb 4 oz)Whalers Cove, Alaska, USA18-Jul-2000David MundhenkeRecord Details