Ling will bite anything that moves. When I fish ling out of my kayak and I get tired jigging for them, I just drop down to the bottom, crank up to be about 10ft off from the structure and just drift around.I hear out of Washinton, they use copper pipes filled with lead, for Lingcod, at 500ft
O I know.. but my back and arms just ach thinking about it! O I've fished it all on the hunt. Trust me! My biggest 38lbs ling came in at 65' on a full size Mack. But my days of deep dropping without an electric reel is over.I've caught ling as shallow as 15ft and then there's days I can't find them until I hit 300ft or 400ft.
That's funny, I just found 3 Fatbait Tee shirts in a box in my attic. That must be you tugging on that snag, (JK) because it's not Dan.