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.

Recent Lingcod Articles & Reports
New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Go Into Effect - Seasons Extended!

New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Go Into Effect - Seasons Extended!

Written By: Dan Bacher,
March 28, 2015

Over the past couple of months, anglers and charter boat skippers have been wondering when the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) would release the official notice of changes in the groundfish season that include the...

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Macks Bite For Downrigger Trollers

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
March 4, 2015

(South Lake Tahoe) Easy mackinaw limits is the word at Tahoe. Anglers are trolling deep water with spoons, minnows and flies. With little in the way of weather, there isn’t much snow in the basin and anglers have enjoyed easy highway...

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First Blood On New Kraken Kayak

First Blood On New Kraken Kayak

Written By: Jim Russell,
December 22, 2014

Recently I picked up my new all black Kraken kayak and took it out Saturday for its maiden voyage!

Launching out in the morning, the water was glassy and calm and the Kraken glided along really nicely. I also had no problem plowing over a...

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Tips & Tactics for Lingcod
Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait?

Salmon, Trout, Lingcod, Kokanee, Halibut And More: Are YOU Using Gulp! And PowerBait?

Written By: Cal Kellogg

I’m of the opinion that in most situations well-presented natural baits will outperform artificials. Following this philosophy, when the...

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Drop Shotting For Rockfish

Drop Shotting For Rockfish

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...

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Kayak Review: Jackson Big Tuna

Kayak Review: Jackson Big Tuna

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...

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