An amazing sunrise to start the 2016 Ling cod opener! Our hopes were high expecting to catch and release a few fish and get our limits. But it was a tough morning with only 1 fish to hand.
Only 1 fish to hand. It came on my set up and I quickly handed it off to David to land as it was his first trip targeting lings on the fly rod.
He said it was a pretty cool experience and got to feel the head shakes and bull dogging of the 27″ fish.
I did pose with it at another spot we fished pretty hard without as much a tug. The reef was full of boats as well as wdfw enforcement that was checking licenses and hooks for barbs.
Still a beautiful sunny day in Seattle for some salt air. Hopefully we get to fight another day.