Fly Fishing Rockfish/Lings

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by FarmerAndy, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Craig Schulz

    Craig Schulz Midwest transplant, but taking root nicely....

    quote="theunderstudy, post: 921155, member: 24771"]Area 10 2014 for Lingcod.
    LINGCOD May 1-June 15 Hook and line season. Min. size 26". Max. size 36". Daily limit 1.
    May 21-June 15 Spearfishing season. Max. size 36". Daily limit 1.

    Here is the full 2014 State Regs.[/quote]

    That link is for the 2013-2014 season that ends April 30, 2014. The full regulations for 2014 should be out about May 1, 2014.
  2. theunderstudy

    theunderstudy New Member

    How convenient, out the day the season is supposed to open? State entity at its finest.
  3. Catching Nemo

    Catching Nemo New Member

    The "lateness" of the release of the new regs is a consequence of the North of Falcon process. (i.e., the NOF process needs to be completed to set the salmon season, so that the specifics of the salmon season can be printed in the new regs booklet).

    Not sure if the State can influence any of that timing, so as to release the updated regs before May 1.
  4. theunderstudy

    theunderstudy New Member

    You got it right, same for the crabbing as those days have changed in recent years.
  5. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

    Electric copy of the new regs now available on WDFW's web site.
  6. rotato

    rotato Active Member

    New regs allow two rods in area 13
  7. theunderstudy

    theunderstudy New Member

    My office is on the water and since 5/1 the reports have not been good. Haven't heard of any ling being pulled out of the sound. Fly or tackle. Anyone else have reports since the season opener? The normal spots that have yielded many fish in the passed are silent, not sure what is going on...
  8. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    I'm not sure where you are from, but the reports I've received have been pretty decent.
  9. Joepa

    Joepa Joe from PA

    Fishing was much slower than normal for me, but the tides weren't great, and the opener was a bit of a zoo too around possession pt. At one point I counted 40 boats within perhaps a 200 yard radius. Fishing was better up in the San Juan's on Friday but it was still pretty tough when the currents were ripping between tides. The vast majority of our grabs came within an hour of high or low tide.
  10. CLO

    CLO Boats and cohos

    We had mixed success with the Puget Sound lings on Friday. Got one keeper sized 27 incher (first non C&Red ling ever) and had about a 40 incher grab a 4 pound rockfish and drag it down to the depths. I don't think they tie a black rockfish fly with 10/0 hooks but I'm guessing that it would work!

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  11. yellowlab

    yellowlab Active Member

    We had 5 grabs and 4 landed, on the opener. Friday had 1 undersized released. Tuesday the 5th had 4 grabs, lost 2, broke off 1, but was able to land a 28" keeper. Will be out for Halibut on Friday, and if we're not lucky with the Butts will jig for some Lings.
  12. Nick Clayton

    Nick Clayton Active Member

    Nice work Paul. Sounds like some good fun. I am thinking I may go back out and give it another go tomorrow if the forecast holds. Pretty mild tides which should make things easier for me.
  13. yellowlab

    yellowlab Active Member

    Pick the hour before and after the tide change. I like running a small electric trolling motor on the Ling boat, helps correct the boat, and keeps things quiet. I have a drift sock, but prefer not to use it.
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