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~ 76 Lbs 9oz. Caught in the Gulf of Alaska on Aug. 11, 2001 by angler
Antwan D. Tinsley
~ Ophiodon Elongatus
names ~ Cultus Cod, Blue Cod, Buffalo Cod, Green Cod, Ling
~ The Lingcod has a large mouth, large pectoral fins, a smooth body, and
a long continuous dorsal fin divided by a notch into spiny and soft
parts. The Lingcod has a large head and jaws with long pointed teeth.
The Lingcod's coloring is usually brown or gray with blotches over the
~ Lingcod can grow to lengths just over 4 feet. A typical angler caught
Lingcod measures 3 feet and under and weighs between 10 and 20 pounds.
~ Lingcod's can be found all along the western coast of North America
but the greatest abundance occurs in the region off of British Columbia.
They generally prefer to inhabit rocky areas or the edge of underwater
reefs. They are typically found between 30 and 300 feet.
~ Lingcod are voracious predators, feeding on invertebrates and many
species of fish, including herring, flounder, greenling, small lingcod
and Pacific hake. One of their favorite foods are smaller octopus, and
will also rapidly devour large rockfish.