I'm in the midst of planning a trip to SE for coho, halibut, and rockfish for next August. It's likely that lingcod will also be amongst the available fish for harvest, provided I book sometime after August 15th.
I understand the limit on lingcod is quite restricted, usually one per year. If so, is it better (eating quality) to catch and keep one of the larger lingcod (e.g., 30+lbs); or is it better to keep a smaller one (15-20lbs)?
I know that it's much better (eating quality) to keep two 50 lb halibut than one 100lber. But what about lingcod? If the annual limit is one, I need to make a good decision on what to retain and what to release.