Fish Talk: How It's Caught: Wild Alaskan Lingcod

Fish Talk: How It's Caught: Wild Alaskan Lingcod

Lingcod are one of our favorite whitefish to eat, and also one of our favorites to catch. We typically catch the bulk of our lingcod in May each year during a directed season. During this lingcod season, we use a fishing device called a “dinglebar,” which is basically a big weight that bounces on the bottom.

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Fish Talk: Is Fresh Fish Really the Best Fish?

Fish Talk: Is Fresh Fish Really the Best Fish?

Is Fresh Fish really the Best Fish?  Fresh seafood is frequently assumed to be the best seafood, but is it really? This desire for “fresh” is something that has long been held by fish consumers, and until recently it was absolutely true. We can all agree the word “fresh” has a great appeal – especially in the seafood world. But the general assumption is that “fresh” equals “quality,” and this is where most seafood consumers are mistaken. Quality seafood is what we’re after, and to get the best quality of fish, always selecting the “fresh” option won’t produce the results you’re...

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Fish Talk: A Tale of Two Cods

Fish Talk: A Tale of Two Cods

Three fish - a lingcod , a pacific cod and a black cod - walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, “We don’t serve cod in this here bar.” Two of the fish look at each other, shrug and order their drinks anyway. The third one has to leave. Do you know which fish has to go get his drink from the pond?

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Wild Alaska Season 2021

Wild Alaska Fishing Season 2021

Wild Alaska Fishing Season 2021! We were excited to learn that the experts who manage the great Alaskan fishery decided to open the 2021 Alaska fishing season early! They are kicking it off with a halibut and black cod longline season which began in early March. This decision was due to the pandemic disrupting the 2020 season. Our fisher-family is beyond excited to get back out on the water! So what is a long line and how is it used for fishing? Here's a hint...it involves...wait for it...a long line! And also, a snood! A snood is a short line attaching...

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