Can we all just take a moment to contemplate how bad I am at fishing for lingcod? The sum total of my lingcod efforts to date include multiple lost lures, a sunburn, and an extra large case of being flummoxed. This past weekend I think I jigged around every single mount in the Gabriola Reefs that started in the 40-100' range. I jigged with the current, during slack, backed down against the current, sideways to the current. I used sidescan to build 3d models of the bottom and strategize drift paths and depths. I let lines drift in front of rocks, on top of rocks, under rocks. I tried different jigging tempos. I tried several variants of the power paddle, Norwegian cod jig, squid variants, needlefish analogs, glow in the dark, scents..... went at it for about 7 hours and didn't get a single nibble. I can only surmise that there are no more fish on the bottom of the sea. Knock on wood I have never been skunked when going out for salmon, but that is something I did as a kid and learned from family. I have no experience with the whole lingcod boondoggle so I'm assuming I'm either doing something very wrong, or I have deeply annoyed the God of Ugly Yet Delicious Fish. Do I need to sacrifice a goat during a full moon? Because I will sacrifice 10 goats if it helps.