- Use a strong fishing rod and a 40 lb. (18 kg) test fishing line in addition to a heavier weight leader, 60 lb. to 100 lb. (27 kg to 45 kg), to protect the line from becoming frayed once you hook a blackfish. Consider that you will be putting your line down among sharp rocks, jetties, piers and bridge abutments.
- Reel in your blackfish quickly once it is securely on the hook. Bring the blackfish up before it attempts to swim into the rocks and tangles up your fishing line.
- Enjoy your blackfish in a variety of recipes. Blackfish can also be frozen and later thawed for cooking.