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Lingcod Fishing Still Off The Hook

Written By: Dan Bacher, December 23, 2013
Species: Lingcod Rockfish
Location: Monterey Bay,

Lingcod fishing is still superb off the Big Sur coast on the days that the boats get out. You don’t have much time left to fish for rockfish and lingcod this season, since the season closes on December 31.

The Kahuna had another great day of lingcod and rockfish action on Sunday, December 8 when the 15 anglers bagged 30 lingcod, 35 vermilion rockfish and 115 assorted rockfish during a trip to Point Sur. “Lingcod are still voraciously biting, while it’s a little tougher getting the rock fish to bite,” reported Carol Jones of Kahuna Sportfishing.

On December 8, the 19 anglers aboard the Caroline ended up with half-limits of rockfish, 19 lingcod and 19 limits of Dungeness crab, according to Chris Arcoleo at Chris’ Fishing Trips in Monterey

He said both the Check Mate and Star of Monterey were busy with whale watching trips on Sunday.

Fishing for rockfish and lingcod is also going strong off the Santa Cruz County Coast when the weather allows boats to get out of the harbor, according to Todd Fraser at Bayside Marine in Santa Cruz. The anglers are using shrimp flies, bars, jigs, swimbaits and squid strips to entice the bottomfish.

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