Updated: Jul 17, 2022
Looking for a great way to catch Rockfish this summer, try a Storm Largo Shad smothered in Atlas Mike’s Lunker Lotion
Oregon Rockfish on the Largo Shad!
I love catching all the different varieties of rockfish that are abundant along the Oregon Coast. My favorite way to catch them is in shallow water using light tackle. The Storm Largo Shad paired with the VMC Hybrid Swimbait Jig and Atlas Mikes Krill Lunker Lotion is the perfect set up for this type of fishing.
When I say light tackle for rockfish, I mean 1/2 oz or less. Most anglers use a 3 or 4oz jig with shrimp flies to pound deeper water for rockfish, so compared to that, 1/2 ounce is light tackle. I find it more enjoyable to fish the shallower water casting with light tackle.
Here is a video on how to rig the Storm Largo Shad on a VMC Hybrid Swimbait Jig
How to rig the Storm Largo Shad on a VMC Hybrid Swimbait Jig
For my light tackle application I use the 4" Storm Largo Shad paired with a 1/2 oz VMC Hybrid Swimbait Jig and a healthy dose of Atlas Mikes Krill Lunker Lotion. This is my "go-to" rig because it flat out catches fish and has many advantages over other swimbait presentations:
The Largo shad has a great swimming action and comes in 16 colors
Paired with the VMC hybrid swimbait jig it will stay on the hook for your whole limit - no more changing out baits after every fish
Atlas Mike's Krill Lunker Lotions is a great scent for rockfish, and its sticky formula stays on the bait longer.
My "GOTO" Set up for rockfish: Storm Largo Shad, VMC Hybrid swimbait hook, Atlas Mike's Krill Lunker Lotion
Fish this set up near rock formations or kelp patties, or let it fall 10 - 20 seconds in deeper water presentations.
The same Largo Shad - fish, after fish, after fish!
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