ling·​cod | \ ˈliŋ-ˌkäd How to pronounce lingcod (audio) \

Definition of lingcod

: a large often greenish-fleshed fish (Ophiodon elongatus) of the Pacific coast of North America that is an important food and sport fish and belongs to the same family as the greenlings

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In other Alaska fisheries - A lingcod fishery reopened at East Yakutat on June 7 and Southeast’s shrimp beam trawl fishery reopens on July 1 with a 175,000 pound combined harvest of pink and sidestripes. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s commercial salmon season is off to a mixed start," 19 June 2019 When abalone limits shrank to three per day, Fonts expanded his hunting and foraging to rockfish, lingcod, crab and kelp. Nick Rahaim,, "Without abalone, spearfishing hooks North Coast anglers," 17 June 2019 Incidental catches of Pacific halibut and lingcod were released unharmed. sacbee, "Fishing line: Sacramento River sees plenty of stripers and shad | The Sacramento Bee," 30 Apr. 2018 Fishing the south jetty was good for lingcod on herring and anchovies. sacbee, "Fishing line: Lake Tahoe is full, the Delta is dirty and several rivers close | The Sacramento Bee," 9 Apr. 2018 Research has shown that the whales will eat other fish — chum, coho, steelhead, halibut and lingcod. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Struggling orcas heavily rely on urban chinook from Seattle-area rivers, new analysis shows," 24 July 2018 Rockfish: Sea Wolf out of Emeryville at 300 rockfish (limits) and 60 lingcod (limits) for 30 people. Tom Stienstra,, "Chart-buster times: salmon to whales, bears to bighorns," 8 July 2018 Sea Wolf and Tigerfish running outside to load up on limits of rockfish and lingcod counts ranging from half a fish per rod to full limits. sacbee, "Fishing line: Striper action takes off near Colusa and on Feather River | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Apr. 2018 Sea Wolf ran through the Golden Gate and made mincemeat of rockfish and lingcod at the Farallones. sacbee, "Fishing line: Sacramento River sees plenty of stripers and shad | The Sacramento Bee," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of lingcod

1940, in the meaning defined above

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