Fishing All Along the pacific coast is heating up for big lingcod and Halibut! One of the most productive ways to catch these fish is by jigging. Lingcod jigs are good for all species of fish because we design our jigs to imitate the food in which these fish eat. our 4,8,12,16oz squid jigs are designed to mimmick a live squid, and what fish doesnt eat live squid. Lingcod jigs are also more exciting to fish with than just using bait as you feel the vicious attack of the fish eating the prey. We recommend fishing jigs with braided line and a small leader of flourocarbon line. The no stretch of the braided helps you feel what your jig is doing even at depths of 300′ and the flouro helps with visibilty to keep your lure stealth! Pair this with a heavy graphite rod (we are designing one now specific for Ling cod jigging contact us to be put on the list) and you will be catching fish in no time. Check out our new jigs up to 16oz on our LINGCOD JIGS page
Be ready for the Alaska Lingcod opener May 15th with New 8 and 12 Oz realistic squid Ling cod jigs. Lingcod fishing has been hot in most areas this year, now its SE Alaskas turn with their opener set to start on May 15th. I just got a review of our jigs from a customer in this area. Here’s what he had to say
“Fyi, Ling season opens here in SE Alaska on May 15th. Have been out twice and out fished other jigs 5 to 1. No exaggeration! My brother was using a lead head with glow twin twister tail, his favorite and go to jig. He also used a black custom jig with blue/glow skirt. That jig is my go to jig.. I literally caught 5 fish to every one he caught. Because of the time of year only one halibut, but on rock cod it was killer. Yellow Eye, Quill back, China, Tiger, and countless Lords and Irish Lords. . Your jig appears to be holding up well with just some of the paint chipped off which is expected if you fish it properly bouncing the bottom. I have caught all of the above and the skirting is intact and still attractive.”
So far the reviews for all of our jigs have recieved rave reviews so we are sure that the new 8 and 12 oz Realistic Squids will also be a big hit! Get yours now and view all of our Ling cod Jigs on our Shop Lures Page
Lingcod jigging along the pacific west coast is now in full swing! Landings up and down the coast are reporting absolute great fishing for ling cod and other rock fish. Right now is prime time to get out on a boat and fish for these tasty and fun to catch fish. Ling cod have a broad range of where they can be caught from Alaska to baja california. Ling cod get the biggest in alaska where fish over 50lbs can be caught.
While many landings offer live bait on these ling cod fishing trips, heavy ling cod jigs seem to always produce that jackpot fish. Fishing with jigs takes a little more patience as you may not be catching the smaller rock fish everyone else is on the bait. But if you can resist the urge to switch to anchovies or cut squid, chances are if there is a big ling cod in the area it will hit that larger jig that your fishing! So dont give up, keep on jigging!!!!
These new ling cod jigs have incorporated an internal rattle into the heavy 8oz head which in results so far have outperformed other jigs 4 to 1 in fishing trials! Lingcod are very aggressive territorial fish and when these jigs come along they really seem to piss off the Lingcod! Ling cod strikes are very ferrocious but when they hit these jigs it seems even Harder! When fishing for lingcod with these jigs we suggest fishing them them right on the bottom, jig them up and down banging them off the rocks to cause more noise and vibration. Make sure to hold on tight as that strike can surprise you! Tight Lines and Bent Rods!!
With the new jigging rod technology and new ling cod jigs made specifically for lingcod fishing it is much more sporting and enjoyable to fish for rockfish. The new light weight rods and light spectra line makes for a fun day of fishing for rockfish and ling cod. The new Japanese style short stiff rods for this style fishing work great! Find a nice rockpile or pinnacle and set up to drift over it. Let your jig sink to the bottom and lift up and down . With ling cod you will feel a violent strike and often times they will hit your lure as it is falling as we’ll as you are lifting. it is a lot more fun fishing with ling cod jigs instead of live bait. Check out our shop lures page to order some lingcod jigs and get hooked up!
Some people swear by the jig and fish nothing but the jig! If bait is readily available ling cod will devour the right bait. I like to use big greenback mackeral, sand dabs, sardines, and live squid when available. It’s great if you have live bait available but in the winter months when lingcod fishing is best a lot of bait barges are closed and making your own bait can take a lot of time. This is when you break out your best ling cod jigs and ling cod lures. There are many types of jigs out there that have worked for decades like diamond jigs but ling cod lures have come along way in recent years with really life like lures and jigs that will draw a strike from even the shyest lingcod. Check out some off the newer style octopus jigs, check them out on our “lingcod jigs” page