The Pacific Lingcod : Ophiodon elongatus
These long fish grow to more than five feet and range from Alaska to Baja, California. Lingcod feed voraciously on various large fishes, crustaceans and mollusks. This predator fish is one of the most highly esteemed sport fish in the Pacific owing to its great taste. Commercial fishing has dwindled numbers to alarming levels. Kelp beds (pictured in the bottom fish) are good hunting ground for fish and fishers to find these Lingcod.
Within this pair are hundreds of fish representing the sea’s bounty that was and hopefully will be in our future.