Guide: Improving Ling, Rockfish Bite On South Coast


Lingcod and rockfish action is picking up out of the Port of Brookings. The ocean has been fairly calm, although afternoon winds have shortened the window for getting out.

We’ve been getting limits of nice black rockfish and are starting to find some nice-size lingcod and cabazon. Today’s biggest ling was 38 inches.


Some of the black rockfish we’ve caught in recent days have pushed 5 pounds.

We are getting most of the lings on live baits – either kelp greenling or small blue rockfish, but also have taken a few on large plastic twin tails.

Except lingcod fishing to remain good through May as the spawn continues. Oregon’s lingcod limit is two fish a day over 22 inches, as well as seven rockfish per day.


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