Santa Monica Bay - Lingcod Report - 12/12/16

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by sydleier, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. sydleier

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    Left MDR around 7am this morning with my buddy Kevin looking for December Lings. We stopped on a few nice looking squid beds in front of Venice in 75' to 95' to make some macs. We metered around and didn't mark any game fish so we didn't try to jig up any of the squid and stuck to the game plan to head up the line looking for lings. It started out a little slow, but by 10am every stone we stopped on was producing fish. Most were caught from 180' to 340'. We kept a few for the table and released the rest.

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  2. robaire

    robaire Angler

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    Damnnn!
    Nice Lingasaurus.
    Robert
     
  3. tresbien

    tresbien No.... But Willing To Learn

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    Those are some FATTIES congrats on the lings!!
     
  4. b-reel

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    Haven't seen one like that in a while in southern California. killer day. good job fellas.
     
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  5. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Exact same experience for me but further north around Channel Islands. Rock fish were slow but wide open on the ling cod.
     
  6. karlk1125

    karlk1125 Well-Known "Member"

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    dude fatty ling cod!!!!
     
  7. SeaHawk IV

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    Good times right there; Congrats!
     
  8. Tuna Vic

    Tuna Vic I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Geeeze,nice!
     
  9. princefredo

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    Congrats! Some fatties right there.
     
  10. jscrib

    jscrib Whale Cock

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    We've been getting some nice lings lately as well up here but that one you got is a beast! Nice going. :hali_olutta:

    j
     
  11. SaltH20Angler

    SaltH20Angler Well-Known "Member"

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    Wowsers!! My buddy caught what we thought to be a nice ling a few weeks ago outside of San Pedro. I think yours in the first picture would have ate that ling for breakfast. Kinda thinking we should have let it go now, poor thing was just a pup at about 10 lbs. Nice catch man. Sure would like to know the spot you caught these biggies. :-)
     
  12. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I think he's already said it, and the pictures show the same: straight out of the Santa Monica coast in 200 to 300 feet. That region is full of rocks & reefs. You just have to find one with big lingcod :)
     
  13. slayrider

    slayrider Well-Known "Member"

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    Those are freekin HUGE!
     
  14. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Jesus dude! Those look like AK lings.

    Nice work.
     
  15. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Wow, big boys, congrats! That's darn good local quality!
     
  16. MikeyB1010

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    I'm still in awe. Great fish!
     
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    Wow impressive for anywhere !!!!
     
  18. AndyJ

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    Wow. Pigs! I haven't seen lings like that since a trip to Banfield.
     
  19. Randy V

    Randy V Slamma Jamma

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    Huge!

    What's the California state record? I'm thinking those may have been contenders.

    Only see them that size up in Alaska!
     
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  20. morfius

    morfius I think, therefore I fish

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    Those lings are beasts!
     

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