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Old 02-11-2018, 11:53 PM   #4
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Re: pregnant lingcod

Yep. That's why they close fishing season during spawning season for them in WA. Each time you take a nest-guarding male (the smaller dark ones with scuffs and scrapes on them there in the middle) predators consume the nest. So your by catch is about 10-25 lings per nesting male (.1% survival to maturity out of 25,000 eggs, which is a small nest). Nice big lethargic female just not my cup of tea versus giving them another 8 weeks.
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