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Redwine
04-14-2008, 10:16 AM
Lingcod season in Mendocino county opened April 1st for shore based fisherman.
Last Saturday morning I was in Fort Bragg and spoke with a F&G warden. He said the minium size is 24" with a two fish limit.

So I headed up to Wesport (14 miles north of F.B.) and tossed out a line.
An hour later I had my two fish. One was 28" and the other was 30".

I was using my 12' surf fishing rod which helps keep the fish from getting snaged along the cliff while reeling it up.
30Lb line and #3 hook threaded through a 3 1/2 squid.
I used a tobacco pouch filled with dirt as my weight.

The weather awesome and the ocean was flat.
I fished the incoming tide at 11am.

Redwine~

tarbuckle
04-14-2008, 04:32 PM
Nice.
Still debating heading out to the rocks tomorrow. 20 mph winds and 9 ft breakers. But... this is the time of year to go get them from shore

triggerfish
04-14-2008, 06:39 PM
Nice.
Still debating heading out to the rocks tomorrow. 20 mph winds and 9 ft breakers. But... this is the time of year to go get them from shore The window just closed. its over 25 right now. I would pass if I were you.

MB_Kevin
04-14-2008, 09:16 PM
Is that the same day it opens in San Mateo county to? And if so when does it end?

triggerfish
04-14-2008, 09:47 PM
lings are closed for rec.anglers/divers dec.jan.feb.march state wide.

tarbuckle
04-15-2008, 08:23 AM
Nice.
Still debating heading out to the rocks tomorrow. 20 mph winds and 9 ft breakers. But... this is the time of year to go get them from shore The window just closed. its over 25 right now. I would pass if I were you.


Ya, I'm passing. To bad, the forecast came down a bit. Think I'll stay close to town and go for some perch at this afternoons low tide

MB_Kevin
04-15-2008, 09:03 PM
lings are closed for rec.anglers/divers *dec.jan.feb.march state wide.

Cool Thanks.

nogimmies
04-16-2008, 08:55 AM
Redwine,
Good news Jeff thanks.
MAy be heading out into the bay Sat AM if the winds calm down
Butts are in and bitting.
Buddy from work nailed 9 on Sat .
Biggest was 16 lbs
all caught trolling.
gotta go whack em
nogimmies

Redwine
04-16-2008, 10:40 AM
Hi Eric!

Wow, nine butts!!! Where was he fishing, the flats off of Berkeley?

I may head out on Saturday also.

Have you been out to Tomalas lately?

Jeff~