Here at Jimmie Jack’s Alaska Fishing Lodge, we offer charters for many types of fish in Alaska. The Alaska lingcod might not be the most popular to fish for, but sometimes the ugliest fish are the best catch. We’re here to help you with everything you want to know about fishing, so let our team share a little information about the Alaska lingcod as you book and prepare for your summer fishing charters.
Types of Fish in Alaska: The Alaska Lingcod
The Alaska lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) is a member of the Hexagrammid family. These fish hatch in late winter to early spring, and live in rocky reefs about 30 to 300 feet from the shores of southeast Alaska and the western coast of North America. Identify them by the copper and brown blotches on their body, as well as the exceptionally large and wide mouth with sharp teeth. Their mouths help them live up to their reputation as “voracious predators” that will eat almost anything, although they prefer fish, shrimp, octopus, and sometimes even other lingcod. Alaska lingcod can also be called blue cod, Cultus cod, greenlings, white cod, and bluefish.
Alaska Lingcod Fishing Charters
The Seward Combo Fishing Charter provides the opportunity to catch the predatory beasts, along with salmon and rockfish. Six anglers can go on the eight-hour daytime excursion during the Alaska lingcod season, and participants learn how to catch the fish (with tackle and bait). After catching one, the team at Jimmie Jack’s will help you fillet the fish correctly. You’ll notice that the raw meat has a blue or greenish color to it, but cooks to become opaque white and tender, firm, and flaky. There are many ways to cook a lingcod, but a few popular lingcod recipes often include pan-searing, baking, and grilling.
The Best Alaska Fishing Lodges
The Alaska Lingcod is a fish that you can only catch in southcentral Alaska and off the west coast of North America, so make sure you book your trip to Jimmie Jack’s to get your chance. Our prime location on the Kenai Peninsula puts us in place to catch all sorts of fish, including the lingcod. For more information about Alaska lingcod season and accommodations in Alaska, visit our website or give us a call at 1-866-553-4744.