He had that little rockfish completely inside his mouth. We thought it was a hooked fish until he was in the net and spit the rockfish out. The ling must have grabbed on right away because it was pulling hard from within seconds of the hookset.
I love it! It's remarkable how often this happens when fishing for rockfish, greenling and ling cod. Happend again when we were out on sunday...big ling cod latched onto a rock fish, wouldn't let go until it was jabbed with the net, (can't keep them up here right now) Gotta love the tenacity of those lings!