Any place to catch rockfish from the shore or pretty close?

I want some rockfish! I can either fish from the shore or from a pontoon boat which is not meant for choppy weather.

Where can I go? 8-)
I too am wondering about this, especially after going out on a boat to the islands last week and getting my first taste of angling for rock fish.

I've heard (from perusing other boards) that much of the shoreline along Monterey Bay can be productive. It can be as close as some of the cliff areas around Santa Cruz, to as far as the cliffs down in Carmel.

I haven't tried any shore rock fishing myself though so I'm also curious what others have to say.
I don't know how comfortable I'd be dangling flipper shod feet in those waters.
houla wrote:
I don't know how comfortable I'd be dangling flipper shod feet in those waters.


Yea not a good idea, all I hear is shark bait. lol