Lingcod are an excellent sport fish that put up a worthy fight when hooked. It has been observed up to a size of 152 cm (60 in) and a weight of 59 kg (130 lbs). The lingcod is a popular eating fish, and is thus prized by anglers.
Though not closely related to either ling or cod, the name “lingcod” originated because it somewhat resembles those fish. The lingcod’s flesh is sometimes blue-green prior to cooking.