Let me start by saying, I have not caught a Ling Cod, it is like my white whale. The things look like dragons, they are super tuff, have blue blood and fight like the devil.
I bought my kayak with the plans to move to Washington state and hopefully battle these beasts. Just look at this shot of Jim Sammons, that looks fun.
Things did not work out that way, I'm moving to California and have to put the big Ling dream on hold.
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