Today was our first combo trip of the 2012 season, our target species were halibut and lingcod. I can’t tell you how many lingcod we have released this season, but today was our day to get the bait thieves back. We started with halibut in the morning, and sat on a rock pile for some big butts. We got a few nice fish around the 40lb-50lb range with a few rock fish and giant lingcod while on anchor. Once the tide went slack we moved to the pinnacles to drift for some lings using jigs. Tried 2 spots, one proving way more productive than the other. Usually they are stacked up but it seemed the lingcod grounds might of been hit earlier in the morning. By 2pm we had twenty one giant lingcod in the boat so we moved a few more miles to catch some more halibut. The bite was slow at first until the tide swung into a outgoing. When the tide was right the halibut started to come in numbers, so we were able to limit everyone who fished by 5pm. It was a great start to combo season, and the fishing is getting better and better by the day. Thanks for coming, and great job keeping my jigs off the bottom! Good Work. FISH ON!!!