Aug 28, 2013 Neil Kaiser caught a 75 pound ling cod today which is the biggest ever taken at our lodge, Kodiak Island Resort. Neil’s brother Mike, along with John Carter and Jack and Jan Alexander all caught limits of ling cod, as well as halibut, yelloweye rockfish and coho salmon.
Neil caught his big ling cod in 175 feet of water near a steep dropoff using a 16 ounce cripple herring. The big fellow fell for the jug as it was being ripped up and down in a furious motion. Some of the other cod were also caught on cripple herrings as well as conventional 16 ounce white bucktail jigs.
For whatever reason bing lings have been on a feeding frenzy these last few days but today tops all others. The fish taken today were all large and caught in very short period of time. We were hoping to catch halibut at this dropoff but the ling cod were not to be denied.