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

Lingcod And Rockfish Bite Continues At Fierce Pace

Written By: Dan Bacher,
September 12, 2014

(Moss Landing) If you want to catch lingcod and rockfish, now’s the prime time to hit the Monterey County Coast.

We had a great day down at Pt Sur with beautiful weather and great fishing on Saturday, September 6,” reported Carol Jones...

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Salmon Reward Trollers, Rockfish Limits The Rule

Written By: Dave Hurley,
September 12, 2014

 

(El Granada) Some king salmon have remained in the area both north and south of Half Moon Bay.

Dennis Baxter of the New Captain Pete reported a fish per rod on salmon, along with a bonus halibut, while trolling on Friday, September 5...

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Live Bait Anglers Battle Big Rockfish and Lingcod Off Morro Bay

Live Bait Anglers Battle Big Rockfish and Lingcod Off Morro Bay

Written By: Dan Bacher,
September 12, 2014

Rockfish and lingcod action has been superb in the Morro Bay area, especially since live anchovies became available in August.

On Saturday, September 6, the San Pedro Special went out on a 3/4 day trip under beautiful conditions,...

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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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