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#29370 Newport Ri 2016 Squid Season

Posted by Gilligan on 28 May 2016 - 02:08 AM

Check out my squid hat and socks!! Gotta be properly dressed for maximum catches. Of course some people run from the docks when they see me in the hat!!

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#29354 Newport Ri 2016 Squid Season

Posted by K.O. on 26 May 2016 - 02:30 AM

I started squid fishing last year and not a master like other guys.

I use a fishing set for beginners bought in walmart and jigs & 20W light bought in Amazon. 


I went to GI bridge at 11 p.m. on last Friday. There were about 20 people on the bridge.

It was sunny and full moon.

I caught 17 squids in 3 hrs. Other guys caught much more, but 17 squids are enough to eat with family.


My advice for beginners like me;

(1) Carefully observe guys fishing a lot.

(2) Ink spots on the road show the good position

(3) squids are in the bottom and squids bite your jig while jigs are falling, not pulling.

(4) Keep Clean around the sea!


Last year, Peak was early in June.

Let's enjoy squidfishing!!



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#26567 Trying to set up a basic newbie rig for squid fishing.

Posted by slayer666 on 21 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

Hi mate first of all I think the rod you are using is a bit to short if you are fishing landbased. You need a longer rod to cast out those jigs far enough say about 8'6". A good starter rod to get would be a Rovex EGi Squid Wrangler Rod made by Jarvis Walker and they are pretty cheap to. As for the reels and line get a 2500 reel loaded with a good quality braid from Japan say about 10-15lb would be good and leader go about 10lb flurocarbon leader. The reason I say get braid is you have more feel and better casting. As for your jigs visit this guy www.worldfishing.com.au he has high quilty jigs for very cheap. I hope this helps and good luck with your squiding adventures
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#31169 2020 MA/RI Squid Thread

Posted by Matsquidman on 14 May 2020 - 05:14 AM

No one was squiding in Newport. It was like a ghost town with everything closed up. It felt like the middle of winter. There have been a few at night but not many yet! No bait in the water.
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#30403 2018 Rhode Island Squid Report

Posted by OneEyedSquid on 03 May 2018 - 11:05 PM

Remember, early spring the water temp is still cold.  Look for places where water is warmer.  Somewhere near your famous squid spots.


Think like a squid, eat like a squid, dance and jig like a squid.  Be a SQUID!!    :woot:

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#30388 2018 Rhode Island Squid Report

Posted by OneEyedSquid on 01 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

My squid senses are tingling.  Get your jigs wet this weekend, I guarantee you will struck oil. 

Warning!! Whoever wears white shirt will catch the most. >= )  

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#29366 Newport Ri 2016 Squid Season

Posted by alaskanaturally on 28 May 2016 - 12:37 AM

It's actually a king (chinook) salmon. Not very big, about 30 pounds. Here's another midnight sun fish:

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#29362 Newport Ri 2016 Squid Season

Posted by SquidFox on 27 May 2016 - 10:05 PM

Squid are in at The Vineyard.
A little over 200 pounds by two of us. Usually we only need one trip for the squid we would have enough.

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#29312 Newport Ri 2016 Squid Season

Posted by tongvo on 20 May 2016 - 09:59 PM

Newport squid fishing was excellent last night. 

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As I can see from many nights of fishing and  I love fishing under the Newport bridge at night.  I noticed that the squids surfaced on top because there are fish (scups, sea robbins) lurking on the bottom looking for a squid meal.

I think squids that come to the light always want to feed, no matter what depth.  The are not "uninterested", they just scattered or moved to prevent being eaten.  Sometimes you just need to present your bait at certain depth where the squid can feed.  As always, I fish with my fish finder on because I can see where the school of squid hangs out.  They can be 15 feet below your boat, or at the bottom.  I use three squid jigs tied to the dropper loop.  I cut the dropper loop circle so there's only 1 line and tied the jig about 6 inches or 7 inches out.  Don't tie them too short.  Squid might not have a chance to grab your squid jigs if you move them up and down too fast with a short line.  Tie them a little longer so that you have water resistance (slow down) and allow enough time for squid to grab your jig. The jigs tied to the dropper loop present a swimming action that looks like the bait fish.  I use 3 ounce sinker.  I use 3 oz sinker because the water current can be strong and will hold bottom.  Even in the middle depth around 10 or 15 feet.  The 3 ounces sinker allow your line to stand in the vertical position even with the strong current. This way your jigs looks like swimming bait.  The squid will attack your jigs. I see people doing "jig" action too fast up and down.  "Jig" slow.  Sometime you jig once, then wait a few seconds, then "jig" again.  Or you "jig" 2 or 3 times fast, then stop for a few seconds..count to 20..then lift your pole slowly..I do this and always have luck with a squid grabbed to my jig or jigs..good luck.  Hope this help.

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#24588 Newport Ri 2012 Squid Season

Posted by Squid_Man on 04 May 2012 - 11:34 PM

The bite has been sucking because of the Full Moon. It sweeps the bait and squid in and out. The currents are too strong the baitfish and squid are more spread out. The New Moon always supplies the best bite.
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#29424 Newport Ri 2016 Squid Season

Posted by postmansquid on 13 June 2016 - 03:51 AM

Wednesday the 8th fished for about 8hrs and managed a little over 70 ranging from medium to large, 12-15   :ink  inches.

Last night fished for almost 4hrs and managed 98 :ink   big tubes. Great 2 nights of squid fishing. Can't wait for next outing.  :rolleyes:   

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