Ling cod watching over the eggs. "get lost buddy, these are mine"
More eggs on a Leafy Hornmouth
Found just the head near the entrance of ocean beach. Not sure if caught and cleaned on beach or bought and used for bait.
The lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, or ling cod, is a fish of the greenling family Hexagrammidae. It is the only extant member of the genus Ophiodon. A slightly larger, extinct species, Ophiodon ozymandias, is known from fossils from the Late Miocene of Southern California.