Garrison Bay to Roche Harbor

Today we focused on fishing for the opening day of lingcod season. Everyone caught at least one fish, with several lingcod (too small for tagging unfortunately), and a few quill back rockfish. Laura caught the first taggable fish, a 26 inch lingcod. The surgery was performed after a few second dip in clove oil water anesthetized the fish. A small lateral incision was made in the ventral side of the fish and the tag was inserted. The incision was stitched up delicately and the patient seemed to be doing well upon release. We spent the whole afternoon fishing around Limekiln with our fish expert Eric and naturalist friend Erin and Jason in Eric’s motorboat for the second lingcod big enough to tag, but we were unsuccessful and had to quit around 5pm.


  1. laura081

    May 4th, 2008 at 22:50

    you forgot to say how awesome Ted was!

  2. laura081

    May 5th, 2008 at 11:32

    Ted was my 26 inch lingcod I caught. I had never caught of fish before that day- and he’s officially my biggest catch!

    his tag is at 78 kHz – we heard him again yesterday.

    I got to release him too- which I thinked knocked out the groggy-ness in him!

  3. Scott Veirs

    December 23rd, 2009 at 11:45

    Here’s a 2009 story about tagging lingcod in Alaska:

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