Lingcod General Information
Ling cod range from northwest Alaska to San Martin Island, Baja California. Young fish can be found in bays and other quiet waters. The adults live near or at the bottom in rocky areas. They are most commonly found at depths less than 350 feet. South of Point Conception, large ling cod can be caught at deeper, at depths to 500 feet.
Ling cod weighing 15 to 20 pounds are common. A ling cod weighing 30 pounds is considered large and is 15 to 18 years old. Ling cod mature at three years old. Spawning occurs from December through March. The eggs are adhesive and stick in large masses to the rocks. The male guards the nest until the eggs hatch.
Ling cod do not travel or migrate any great distance. Adults rarely eat anything except fish and an occasional octopus or squid.
Lingcod Articles & Reports
Written By: David Hurley,
The rockfish and crab action continues to be excellent in the Half Moon Bay area.
The Queen of Hearts out of Half Moon Bay Sport Fishing checked in with 32 limits of rockfish including 2 cabezon to 8 pounds to go with 5 lingcod to 13...read more ››
Written By: Dan Bacher,
“Lingcod are still biting like mad dogs off the Big Sur Coast,” reported Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing.
The 20 anglers on the latest trip on the Kahuna landed 40 lingcod, 85 vermilion rockfish, 100 rockfish and 15 copper rockfish....read more ››
Written By: Dan Bacher,
The weather was not the best down at Point Sur along the Monterey County Coast on Sunday, November 10, but the lingcod fishing was still fantastic with the big one caught aboard the Kahuna going 23 pounds.
The 20 fishermen aboard the boat...read more ››
Tips & Tactics for Lingcod
Written By: Steve ‘Hippo’ Lau
Drop shotting for freshwater bass has been an especially deadly technique that has been practiced for a few years now, for which a growing...read more ››
Written By: Headwaters Fishing Team
What I experienced today was akin to courting a girl for months and upon meeting her family - oh my goodness; hot for sister! Big sister...read more ››
Written By: FishSniffer Staff
Once again, the Fish Sniffer is prowling the waters of Northern California in a beautiful 21’ Willie Raptor. The Raptor is an...read more ››
- Has anyone done any crabbing off the Pt Arena pier? Is it any good?
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:23:35 GMT
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:45:44 GMT
- Took a co-worker out for some crab and shark action. Dropped the pots off at Kirby cove and then went for rock fish around the surrounding points....
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:10:04 GMT
- We'll be hitting Santa Cruz this weekend and after checking the tides, I learned that almost the entire day will consist of an outgoing tide. I...
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:34:53 GMT
- I was able to get two different crews last Sunday and Monday for some crabbing and Rockies.
Sunday was with Mark, Troy and Eli. Dropped the pots...
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:41:39 GMT
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