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!
Photo 1, it may take two to Tango but it definitely takes two to hang on to a fish this big! Photo 2, DON'T let your child place his or her head inside this Ling's mouth! Photo 3, This is Barb's SECOND Ling so I don't understand why Dave is in all these photos-- except the Ling limit is one per person so this is Dave's fish (I guess).
Wait, why is he in the photo, Lorrie caught the huge Ling!
So Sean takes Bethany on a charter fishing trip for her birthday. Pretty bold Sean! - but he said Bethany was down for the trip. Lings are tough this year but by 9 Am Bethany lands a very nice Lingcod. Then we grind it out for our next Ling. The limit is one per person. Then Bethany hooks a fish; I am thinking here is our limit but darn, I wish Sean hooked the final Ling. Turns out Bethany hooked a Quill-Back rock fish. Being protected he had to go right back in the water.
Then BOOM, Sean has a fish on-- this fish did NOT want to come in, pulling line away from Sean left and right. Sean tires the big Ling and we bring him in the boat- just a tad bigger than Bethany's.
So GREAT day with two extremely nice people
Brian, local guy with a couple of friends, Nice Ling cod Brian -- good job bringing him in!
Dan and Jordan from Chicago. Dan is the starting center on the
University of Wisconsin. As big Dan was bringing in the this Lingcod
I wasn't sure whether to bet on Dan or the fish. A couple of times
the Ling peeled out line on Dan but Dan did the right thing, let the
fish run and then worked him in. Nice fish DAN!
Common Murre, these little guys dive up to 150 feet deep to fish.
Just a short trip alone today but a couple of nice fillets