I have a Ocean Kayak Trident 13 that I've been itching to take out on the ocean and try to hook up with some rockfish or lingcod. I am totally new to fishing saltwater on the Oregon coast and am looking for safety info/gear that I need to know or get before I go. Also looking for general advice for lingcod and rockfish fishing techniques and good places to launch my kayak from. I'd like to start in the Brookings or Gold Beach area cause that's whats closest to me. Any info would be much appreciated!