I suck at lingcod fishing

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by SaltyAlice, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Fish Camp

    Fish Camp Well-Known Member

    frozen olymel bacon 1.99 @CCM 5min NcourtenayIsland hyw.
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  2. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Confirmed by a guide buddy of mine. Most people fish the slack so they can hover over a spot which is opposite to what they're used to seeing. The big tides run food by them so they're laying and waiting to ambush at that time. I just fish them when I'm bored of fishing for salmon.
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  3. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

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  4. spring time

    spring time Well-Known Member

    What do you guys use as live bait,
  5. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    There was a thread about a store on the sunshine coast that carried live herring.
  6. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    So any or all of bacon, sand dabs, copper pipes, plain lead, herring, shiner perch, kittens. Best for me last year was drop a 4 oz jig, hook a black rf then wait for a big ling to grab on, then reel slowly and net at surface.
    I did this for two quick lings near Tofino last year.
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  7. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    That's illegal... but works like a hot damn.
  8. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    I ate both, so is it? Regs says something about wasting edible fish.
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  9. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Also says something about bait fish only being herring and something else? I mean if you're right I can stop lying about not doing it so that'd be great.
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  10. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    It doesn't affect your by catch of rockfish at all. Sometimes it'll snag the tail a bit. I ordered a pack of assist hooks for my swim baits and throw one on when I'm fishing lings. Helps with hookups in general. Especially if they take it sideways in the mouth.
  11. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    What's an assist hook?
  12. N2013

    N2013 Active Member

    Fishing lings at slack tides helps keeping your line vertical or close to it. This is key when fishing structure otherwise you're bound to snag bottom and does make it harder to set the hook in my experiences. Fishing in a stronger tide equals more blow back so you either have to: back troll to keep lines vertical, switch to a heavier jig, or wait till the tide to slow down. I find lingcod like a bit of water movement that pushes food towards them.

    An assist hook is a hook tied with some heavier cord with a loop on the end of it. You loop the hook through the circle of the cord and pull it tight over the bottom of the hook. It doesn't seem like much but it's an extra pointy thing that may help with a hook up
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  13. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Oh ok I thought it was a type of hook. A stinger essentially.
  14. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Well done!
  15. saanauk

    saanauk Active Member

    My preferred method.
  16. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    That there is something I want to do so bad! I just need to learn SCUBA...
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  17. cracked_ribs

    cracked_ribs Well-Known Member

    I'm also really interested in spearfishing although my goal is to do it without scuba, just using breath hold. I have been working up my hold times but I'm definitely not there yet.

    But I would really like to experience spearfishing. Seems like the ultimate zen water hunt to me.
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  18. sir-vivor

    sir-vivor Well-Known Member

    I use these home made 4oz flutter jigs with success and have just developed Glows which I cant wait to try , oh by the way I sell them to for 4.00 painted and 4.50 Glow + shipping, PM me if interested 20191203_194000.jpg 20191115_104305.jpg
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  19. MadJigga

    MadJigga Crew Member

    Do a course. It’s fun. But dangerous without training. My breath hold went from one minute to three over a weekend course. Some of the other guys hit 5 minutes.
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  20. Stizzla

    Stizzla Crew Member

    It’s fun! I have my open water ticket. I would try to fish using it... but the way I fish, I would probably end up getting snagged on the bottom

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