This monster lingcod from the deep has a tenacious grip on a 7-8 pound black rockfish. The rockfish was hooked by one of our clients, and the big lingcod could not resist. Our deckhand attempted to rescue the rockfish for our client, but the persistent ling eventually won the battle.

We see this occasionally every season. The most spectacular was when a 75-plus pound lingcod had a 15-plus pound halibut almost fully engulfed by the time predator and prey were reeled to the surface.

Gallery: Homer Fishing Charter Pictures

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