Large mouth, with large teeth.

Typically dark brown or green body, with many spots and blotches.

A bottom fish that lives near rock and kelp beds, Lingcod is a very popular species caught for food across in the Pacific Northwest and especially in British Columbia


40 to 50 cm (16 to 20 inches)


6 to 10 kg (10 to 20 lbs)


Found across the North Pacific. In B.C., they are widely dispersed and very common.


Year ‘round. Found in both deep ocean and shallow, inshore waters. Often successfully caught using larger live bait such as squid or mackerel but wil readily take a jig or trolled lure.


Mild flavour and low in fat. Baking and pan frying are popular.


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