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

Hit Point Sur For Lingcod And Rockfish Limits

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 12, 2014

(Moss Landing) Want to catch limits of both big, surly lingcod and hard-battling rockfish? Then head down the Monterey County Coast to Point Sur aboard the Kahuna.

The 14 anglers aboard the boat on Sunday, November 2 landed 28 lingcod and...

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Party Boaters Nail Crab And Rockfish Limits

Written By: Dan Bacher,
November 12, 2014

(San Francisco) The anglers aboard the Bass Tub on the opening weekend of crab season on November 1 and 2 experienced solid action on rockfish, lingcod and Dungeness crabs, though there was a groundswell both days.

The Bass Tub returned...

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Second Annual Gulp! Tournament Produces Rockfish, Lingcod And Halibut

Second Annual Gulp! Tournament Produces Rockfish, Lingcod And Halibut

Written By: Cal Kellogg,
November 10, 2014

Here in Northern California we’ve been using soft baits for rockfish and lingcod for a long time. I distinctly remember a trip aboard the old black Salmon Queen out of Emeryville when we annihilated the rockfish on root beer color tubes...

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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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