ORION CHARTERS - LING COD FISHING

If you want to fish water that consistently produces the largest Ling Cod in the World, to sport charter anglers, then fish the Gulf of Alaska out of Valdez.  ORION CHARTERS specializes in long range offshore Gulf of Alaska fishing trips.   The Gulf of Alaska has produced many of the biggest Halibut and Ling Cod in the world, plus many species of Rockfish.  ORION CHARTERS catches more monster Ling Cod then any other charter anywhere, including the previous State Record (from 2001 to 2003) and IGFA All-tackle World Record fish (click to see World Record Certificate) of 76.6#.

If you want to fish on a charter that specifically targets these monster Ling Cod, then fish on ORION CHARTERS.    Our charter produces 40#ers on almost a daily basis, numerous 50#s, many 60#, and several 70# class Ling Cod.  

Like big Halibut, monster Ling Cod grow into huge size by living in specific areas that are inaccessible, undiscovered, or seldomly fished by commercial longline boats or other charter boats. 

Ling Cod are often caught randomly while halibut fishing however there are certain areas and techniques that had produced many of our largest ling cod catches.

Fish weighing 55# qualify for an Alaska Trophy Certificate Award.  There was a 35" minimum size limit on Ling Cod in Alaska.

****Previous - ALASKA STATE RECORD LING COD/ IGFA WORLD RECORD LING COD****

081101LC2.JPG (43520 bytes)   Antwon Tinsley of Washington caught the previous Alaska State Record Ling Cod and IGFA All Tackle World Record Ling Cod while fishing on our boat   August 11, 2001.  The record Ling Cod weighed in at 76.6 pounds and was 54 inches long.  The same day we had another Ling Cod that was approximately 70# as well.   

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                  9/10/2002 -  70#/55"                        7/13/2002- 74#/56" (Released by Doug Eibert of LaPine, OR)

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71.0#/55" Ling 7/29/06 caught by Alex Verona of Anchorage                                                                                          
                                                                                                            70#/58" Ling Cod 6/19/00 (Released by Wayne Street of Valdez, AK)  

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53"/60# Ling Cod 8/7/04 caught by Dallas Ferguson

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6/6/2002 - 68#/56" Ling Cod (Released)

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6/29/2002 - 68.0#/56" Ling Cod (Released)                   7/3/2001 60#+ Ling Cod caught by Joey Merrick

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          6/28/2001 60#+ Ling Cod (Released)                               64.0# Ling Cod 7/9/00               

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              67.0#/53" Ling Cod 7/10/00                         62.6#/56" Ling Cod 7/18/00   

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7/1/2006 55#/57" Lingcod

 

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     8/8/2001 55.0# Ling Cod caught by Dorsey Hawkins       June 2001 60# Ling Cod Released by Tim Washeleski

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56.8#/53" Ling Cod 7/14/00                                 55.0#/51" Ling Cod 7/11/00      

053001LC attack2.JPG (61528 bytes)    5/30/2001 Offshore in the Gulf of Alaska the Ling Cod are very aggressive.  The pictures to the left shows a Yellow-eyed Rockfish of about 15# being hit by a Ling Cod of about 50#.  Note the 16/0 circle hook in the yellow-eyed Rockfish mouth. Lots of times these Ling Cod will not release the rockfish that they hit and can be carefully landed.  The picture to the right sows a halibut of about 10# being hit by an approximately 40# Ling Cod.

 

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ORION CHARTERS
Dave & Frieda Wiley
P.O. Box 3577
Valdez, AK 99686

EMAIL:      dave@orioncharters.com or
                 frieda@orioncharters.com

PHONE:              (907) 835-8610                         

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