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    Default Depth for Lings

    I am planning on making a trip to either Whittier or Seward for lings, about how deep should I be looking for? I know they hang out in kelp beds and rock piles but is there a depth they like to be at?
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    I been hooking up 120-180 feet
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    Default Most of mine

    were caught incidently while fishing for Rock or hali. Ususaly at 40-60ft on the rock fish, and 170-220 on the hali. But recenlty I found my Ling hole and they were 140-160 ft. I lost a bunch of jigs trying to fsh the bottom, and my $30.00 or so on not losing jigs
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    Default Lings

    My experience has been pretty much the same as Q of K. Caught them while fishing for bass at 40-60 feet and also while fishing for buts at 150-200. I think they are such a voracious feeder they are where the food is.

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    Default Me too.....

    In the rocks at 90-100ft of water. Fish the Pinnacles, you'll never know what you'll pull up.
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    I think I was in about 90-100' when I caught this one on Tuesday.



    It's more the structure then the depth you fish. Drift over pinnacles and see what you get.




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    believe that you posted a pik of yourself in your jammies with a woodie..........

    That just ain't right.

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    We caught a 60 pounder one day in about 60 feet of water.

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    Default I like lings too

    just not that much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    believe that you posted a pik of yourself in your jammies with a woodie..........

    That just ain't right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    believe that you posted a pik of yourself in your jammies with a woodie..........

    That just ain't right.

    Ouch! at least the Ling appears to be legal length.

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    I just gotta wonder about guys that notice that sort of thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    I just gotta wonder about guys that notice that sort of thing
    That's what I was thinking.

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    can we focus on the lings please?
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    Some people get more excited than others about fishin it appears lol....nice lings though.

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    Default Lmao!!!!

    Way too funny!!!! Yeah, looks a bit nippy outside!!! Pinnacles, thats what you are looking for. Two drifts over the one I fished yielded 4 Yellow eyes and 2 Lings!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pike_palace View Post
    can we focus on the lings please?
    They are, the *wait for it* DING-A-LINGS. God I'm clever.

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    Default rotate clockwise 90 degrees



    I think that our moderator was trying to show the structure you want to look for...fish pinnacles of all sizes and depths.
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    The ling looks more impressive after cropping the picture, and I'll get less grief

    As far as fishing in fleece, it sure is comfy. If I'd brought a t-shirt and shorts we would have been guranteed nasty weather.

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    Probably mo betta, but thanks for the best laugh I have had in a while.

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