I do not mind catching red cod or doggies, but I hate how they die to often. The flesh is not bad but there is 1000 things I would prefer to eat. I use big hooks to reduce the number caught but it also makes Kahawai more difficult to catch.
I am going to try and catch Skate, Kahawai, Congers and maybe the odd Rig this winter.
But would mainly be using my Kayak this winter.