Blackgill rockfish (Sebastes melanostomus) are located on the Continental slope over soft bottoms from 720 feet to a depth of 2520 feet. The color of adult blackgill rockfish is a uniform dark red a much deeper red than shown.
They grow to 24 inches in length and live up to 90 years of age. They are uniform dark red with fins uniformly dark red. Black on gill membranes, inside of mouth and often on tips of the fins.
Blackgill rockfish are often referred to as Blackmouth rockfish and are considered an excellent food fish because of its mild flavor and firm flaky texture flesh. Breaded and fried fillets are so tasty you will fishing for more.Return to Triennial Trawl Survey .