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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Lingcod tough guy  (Read 1955 times)

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fungunnin

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That's cool! A ten pound ling guarding eggs is a BIG male! This isn't his first rodeo and it is pretty late in the spawn season so he is probably feeling a bit lethargic from not eating. Two months ago he would have bull rushed you and made it very clear that he wasn't waiting for a tea party.  :smt003

Seems like the entire coastal populations of lings are doing pretty well.


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That's cool! A ten pound ling guarding eggs is a BIG male! This isn't his first rodeo and it is pretty late in the spawn season so he is probably feeling a bit lethargic from not eating. Two months ago he would have bull rushed you and made it very clear that he wasn't waiting for a tea party.  :smt003

Seems like the entire coastal populations of lings are doing pretty well.

It was SUPER cool!! I had already shot my limit but when I paddled up and fuzz told me there was a big ling down there that was friendly I had to jump back in!!  :smt003

Course, when I'm trying to look all cool in front of Harold and Nate my mask starts leaking water my first few dives down and I gotta come back up right when I get down to the big boy!  :smt009 :smt010  :smt005 :smt044

Finally fix my mask and drop down next to harold and nate and see the big guys tail poking out...touch the tail and he turns around and puts his face right in mine!!  Then over his shoulder, back in the hole, I see the white cauiliflower looking mass of eggs!!

He had no interest in food at all...even when a small fresjly killed blue was waved in his snout he wanted nothing to do with it...not interested in eating at all, just in protecting his babies.

Good daddy!!!

Second biggest Ling I have seen underwater...and was really cool to have such a long interaction with him instead of just shooting at him!!!

Thanks again to fuzz and spinal tap for helping me have that experience!!

 :smt006

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If it was a huge male imagine the size of the female! his other half was probably a high 30 - 40" fish! or bigger!

I love the ocean!


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If it was a huge male imagine the size of the female! his other half was probably a high 30 - 40" fish! or bigger!

I love the ocean!

+1

 :smt007 :smt007 :smt007

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

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Cool story Jim & Fuzz!
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