Wow it is odd to tight 2019. DFW has released some changes to this season. For us here on the Central Coast we can only keep 1 Lingcod and depth will be moving back out to 300ft.

Changes to the regulations.

Lingcod limit 1

Obviously still have 3 months till our season opens but applicable even if your targeting these guys from shore.

Here are the Specifics…

This fishery is currently closed for boat-based angling.

The recreational fishery for lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) is open year-round to divers and shore-based anglers. This fishery is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019. This species may only be taken or possessed in waters less than 300 feet (50 fathoms) deep. The daily bag and possession limit is 1 fish, with a minimum size limit of 22 inches total length.

The recreational fishery for rockfish (Sebastes sp.) is open year-round to divers and shore-based anglers. The fishery is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019. These species may only be taken or possessed in waters less than 300 feet (50 fathoms) deep. The daily bag and possession limit is 10 fish in combination of all species within the RCG Complex (includes all species of Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenlings) per person, with a sub-limit on black rockfish (3 per person) and canary rockfish (2 per person), also included in the 10 fish RCG Complex aggregate limit. Yelloweye rockfish, link opens in new windowbronzespotted rockfish, and cowcod may not be retained (bag limit: zero).

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Ocean/Regulations/Fishing-Map/Central#lingcod

 

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