Lingcod Information
Lingcod
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

Coastal Rockfish And Lingcod Lead San Mateo Coast Action

Written By: David Hurley,
July 21, 2014

Salmon are still missing in action along the San Mateo County coastline; however, the Que Sera Sera, a six-pack out of Half Moon Bay Sport Fishing, was able to find a single 20-pound salmon on Saturday, July 12 for a committed charter.

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Rockfish And Lingcod Action Remains Great

Written By: Dan Bacher,
July 21, 2014

Salmon fishing is tough, but anglers are nailing limits of rockfish and big numbers of lingcod off Point Sur and the local reefs.

The latest fishing adventure to Point Sur by the Kahuna yielded limits of both rockfish and lingcod to 20...

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Rockfish And Lingcod Limits Prevail As Salmon Remain Elusive

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
July 20, 2014

Far to the north of Bodega Bay in Eureka the salmon action is red hot, but for Bodega anglers the bite has been pretty chilly. As a result charter skippers have been targeting rockfish and the results have been outstanding. Limits are the...

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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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