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Lingcod, Ophiodon elongates

Heather maroon lightweight sweatshirt with teal lingcods on back and NorthCoast Brine logo on front breat. Flattering unisex fit french terry has contrast natural-colored exposed zipper and nice detail: thumbholes cuffs, media pocket and eyelet in front pocket.
Spects: 7.5 oz (250 gm) pre-shrunk cotton/polyester blend french terry

Original artwork by Emma Hurley of NorthCoast Brine
Each item is hand printed- minor variations in ink thickness, color and placement may occur.

Designed in Point Arena and Santa Cruz, CA
Printed with love in Santa Cruz, CA

Lingcods French Terry Zip Hoody

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Great choice if you are looking for a fish to eat- not as slow growing as rockfish, don’t have a swim bladder, so undersized respond well to release= sustainable. Lingcod stock was overfished in the late ‘90s, but because Lings are fast-growing and relatively short-lived they respond well to management and rebuilding plans- their population in California is now doing great. Catch them yourself, buy from a small-scale hook and line commercial fisherman or buy from a CSF

    Habitat: Found in rocky reef and kelp forest habitat from 10 -300 ft depths

    Diet: Lingcod are voracious ambush predators, eating rockfish, squid, baitfish, crustaceans and even smaller lings

    Age: Females mature at 3yrs old/30”, males at 2yrs/20”- these fish can live to around 20 yrs old

    Description/Natural History: elongated body, huge head with 18 very sharp large teeth, base color is either tanish/white/brown or bright electric blue with copper bronze mottling along back, large pectoral (side) fins they use for sitting on/near the ocean floor waiting to ambush prey. Solitary and stay within a small home zone unless spawning. Spawn in winter- females lay eggs in crevices in shallow rocky areas; males guard the eggs for 8-10 weeks. Hexagrammidae family- close relatives are the greenlings

    California Recreational Fishing Regs: 3 fish 22” or more in length. The 22” length restriction protects immature fish and allows fish to spawn at least once before getting caught. A winter fishing closure protects these fish while coming close to shore to spawn and nest


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