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Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Catching cod is a year-round and lifelong adventure.

Cod are a cold-loving saltwater fish. They need cooler waters for their massive schools to thrive.

They feed on small crustaceans, squid, herring and other small fish. Cod with a nutrient-rich habitat can get over 45 kilograms- that's quite a fillet! Commercial fishing for cod is extremely popular but does not decrease your chances catching cod out on a trip with a spinning rod, baitcaster, fly rod or by spearfishing.

Fishing for cod in the winter may be the best way to pass the time as the snow is falling. Atlantic cod feed intensely as they get ready to spawn, producing the heavyweight catches of recorded cod records. They spawn between January and April a few miles off the coast.

Catch cod on a jig, spoon, cut bait, live bait or anything that is, or resembles a squid (again a favorite fish food).

Pacific cod and Greenland cod are the same species, with the Pacific cod migrating a circular path from the Yellow Sea up and over to the Western borders of Canada and the United States.

Basic Info

Varieties: Ling Cod, Atlantic Cod, Pacific Cod

Scientific name: Gadus morhua

Size: up to 2 m

Weight: 5 – 12 kg

Lifespan: 20 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): North Atlantic, North Polar Sea