Limits Of Lingcod And Rockfish Hit The Decks!

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(Moss Landing) If you want to catch a limit of both lingcod and rockfish, you don’t have much time left this year, since the season closes on December 31. The Kahuna continues to see great action on both species as the season enters its final stretch.

The 22 anglers aboard the Kahuna on Sunday, November 29, landed 66 lingcod, 12 copper rockfish, 175 assorted rockfish, and 33 vermilion rockfish, according to Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing.

The two previous adventures produced top-notch fishing also. A trip by 24 anglers on November 22 returned with 72 lingcod, 28 bocaccio, 35 vermilion rockfish, 146 rockfish, 72 lingcod and 31 copper rockfish. A trip by 22 people on November 21 produced 66 lingcod, 41 vermilion rockfish, 154 rockfish, and 25 copper rockfish.

Chris Arcoleo of Chris’s FishingTrips in Monterey confirmed the superb lingcod action off the Monterey County coast, with all three boats reporting limits of lingcod on Sunday, November 29. The lingcod are hitting small mackerel running about the size of large anchovies.

The Check Mate checked in with 21 limits of lings and half limits of rockfish, the Caroline boated had limits of lings and half limits of rockfish and the Star of Monterey returned with 16 limits of lings and limits of rockfish.

“Great weather continued today near Franklin Point and Davenport for rockfish,” said Todd Fraser of Bayside Marine in Santa Cruz. “The surf fishing has improved with the last few storms making nice sandbars. The perch are biting ghost shrimp and Camo Gulp Worms.”

“The water temperature has cooled down and most of the pelagic species, including bonito and bluefin tuna, have moved further offshore,” Fraser added.