Lingcod Are On The Chomp Off Big Sur

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(Moss Landing) The lingcod action since the opener has been superb off Point Sur, while rockfish lingcod has been spotty.

“The weather turned out to be absolutely gorgeous, with greasy calm conditions, on our trip to Point Sur on April 13,” said Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing. “The passengers caught easy lingcod limits, but it was tough on the rockfish. We ended up with about 7 rockfish around; the lingcod are scaring the rockfish away.”

Then on Saturday, April 16, the 17 anglers fishing aboard the Kahuna landed 51 lingcod, full limits, and 136 rockfish.

Keith Semler at Chris’s Fishing Trips in Monterey reported the Check Mate returned with ¾ limits of rockfish and 30 lingcod for 25 anglers on Sunday, April 17. The Star of Monterey checked in with 10 lings and 32 limits of rockfish the same day.

On Saturday, the Caroline reported 22 limits of rockfish and 15 lingcod and the Star of Monterey came back with 56 lingcod and 30 limits of rockfish.

Tristan Maschmeyer at Randy’s Fishing Trips reported similar fishin for rockfish and lingcod, The Sur Randy returned with ¾ limits of rockfish and good numbers of lingcod and the Chunbaco checked in with 28 lingcod and ¾ limits of rockfish on April 17.

“Rockcod fishing has been very solid,” said Ken Stagnaro of Stagnaro’s Fishing Trips. “The full day trips have been getting their limits and near-limits with quite a few lingcod. Most half-day cod trips have been getting half limits to three-quarter limits. Salmon fishing in Monterey Bay continues to be very slow.”