Lingcod Maxima

 
 
Now that's a LINGCOD!

Now that's a LINGCOD!

 

Dad John and son Justin out on a gorgeous day on Puget Sound.  John gets his limit of one and then another Ling is on, Justin is reeling him in but sometimes the Ling was taking more line than Justin was pulling in.  Finally at the boat ready to net; the big fish sees the net and takes off --- zeeeeeeeee --- line peeling out, he must have taking another 100 feet.  Now a bit tired, thanks to Justin we bring him in.  The slot limit for keepers is 26 to 36 inches.  This guy is 42 inches.  So father and son go home with one great fish and the memory of landing a giant!