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3 of us from this forum headed up to the Boysen area (but not together) over the MLK weekend. R.J. and SCCHASE were the others. I went with my bro and nephew. We arrived on the shores of Ocean lake at Little's Minnows at 11:30 pm fri. Popped the top and crashed after the 9 hr drive from Strasburg. Started out fishing 8-12 FOW and got 1 good hit on a minnow. Headed to deeper water and I instantly got a 21" wally on a minnow on my bro's rod. No other bites so headed to Boysen around 3 pm. We fished kinda near the inlet in 11 FOW and I caught 2 bo's 17&20" on a green lazer/worm. Headed to B&K BAR to catch the bronco game.Met up with SCCHASE and  his bunch there. After the game we headed to North Muddy C.G. and popped the top. Stared sunday morning fishing 50-55 FOW and caught some nice perch about 11 inches on various natural colored tubes tipped w/worms. Then my nephew discovered if you raise the jigs to around 25 ft the bo's would bite. We pulled in 5 bos all 19" to 22". I also caught a LINGCOD on a small twister/worm at 55 feet. Total for day was 15 perch all 10-11 inches long and 5 fat bo's and the burbot about 24" long. Wild looking fish! Scott ended up with 7 or 8 perch and a lingcod also.Called it a day after the mini-blizzard.Fished the same area monday from 730-1230 and caught 4 bos all 20-22" and lost several as large or bigger. No perch. Left for home at 130 pm and arrived at 830 pm. Put 1000 miles on my rig-it was worth every mile!










 

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As always Slayer, great pics. Reg said he had a pretty good time. man that Lingcod is sure one ugly fish. Heard they're pretty tasty, ever had one?
 

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Cooked it up that night and it was OK, nothing special though.
 

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Hatchmaster said:
Once again great pics Slayer. Do the ling cod fight well?
It fought pretty well. About like a wally of the same size.
 

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True ling cod are saltwater fish. The freshwater version is actually called a Burbot, although many people call them "ling". Anyway, neat to see a report of one caught.
 

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its been a while since we have heard from slayer and as in ttrue fashion he showed us how to catch the hogs ;) all iknow is when i grow up i want to be like slayer LOL nice fish and good report

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Cutthroat said:
True ling cod are saltwater fish. The freshwater version is actually called a Burbot, although many people call them "ling". Anyway, neat to see a report of one caught.
Thanks for that explanation, when I got to the part about catching a ling cod out of a freshwater lake, it stopped me dead in my tracks. Impossible! Now I understand.
 

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Thanks for that explanation, when I got to the part about catching a ling cod out of a freshwater lake, it stopped me dead in my tracks. Impossible! Now I understand.
I was going to say the same thing. A real lingcod takes craps bigger than that :) Those things get hugh and ugly as all hell.

Nice post, Glad you had a good time

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Those lawyer, ling, burbot, can get pretty big. 7-10 lbs is not uncommon. I suppose Ling Cod get big in salt water, 20-30??

Nice fish, then again, 1000 miles is a lot of driving.
 

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15-30 lb. is an average everyday weight for lings, the world record is something like 76 pounds.

Plus another 10 lb. credit, for ugliness. :)

Well, OK, I just made that part up. But they are ugly.
 

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Lawyer is another name for ling. Burbot and eelpout are some others.
 

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Eel pout, thats what we used them in Minnesoat, real ugly fish. I have caught allot in Mille Lacs in Minnesota. They have a tournament on leech lake in Minnesota through the ice for them, it's probably the biggest ice fishing tournament in the state[MN]. My friend lives in Alaska, gave me some ling cod from the ocean to taste, real good. Nice fish from Boysen, I fished there last winter, it was like 10 below zero, no wind though, but I remember those huge bows , we caught a few.. Those are nice fat fish in your pics.
 
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