July 1st, the opening day for lingcod never seems to approach soon enough. Today we caught at least 18 giant lingcod while fishing for halibut. The structure that we were fishing is notorious for both big lings and monster halibut. It was a very action packed with a variety of fish ranging from 60lb halibut to 50lb lings. Weather was calm with no wind so we were able to make it to the island for the morning tide. Montague has been a hit or miss lately, some days it’s non-stop bites and others a bit slow. The fish seem to be moving across the shelf daily making it hard to pin point their exact location.
We ended up with some very nice halibut and some rockfish. The 2 biggest halibut weighing in around 60lbs. By mid afternoon we pulled away from the rockpiles and found some baid holding on a nearby shelf. It took us no longer than an hour to fill the boat with some 15-20lb halibut.
Fishing is really starting to pick up and bigger halibut are hitting the dock daily. Get down here and buy yourself a derby ticket pronto!!! FISH ON