I was talking to my dad over the weekend and recounted my ling cod catch from a couple months ago. He stated that he didn't care for ling cod as it was "too oily" for him. Now, the lings I caught were not at all oily, far as I could tell anyway. My kids liked it better than the halibut I caught on the same trip. His prior experience was with "ling cod" he'd caught on the east coast back in the late 60's/early 70's. He was in the Army (stationed in Maryland - got lucky and never went to Vietnam) and had some Navy buddies that had boats that took him fishing a few times. Is the ling cod off the east coast the same as the ling cod out here? Is there a size beyond which they get particularly oily? EDIT: MODS - I meant to put this in the main WA section, not fishing reports. Can you move it please?