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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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#25201 Puget Sound, WA (2012 Season)

Posted by Squidman1 on 03 November 2012 - 06:43 AM

got 5 pounds fishing at 69 last night! Despite the muddy water, gotta use orange jigs to penetrate the mud so the squid can see your jigs! Most luck with an orange jig than the others I had in my box!
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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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#27905 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by boxer38z on 30 May 2014 - 09:55 PM

My buddy and I used a LED light stick with a small 12 volt battery pack that will last you entire night on a full charge and very bright for squid. Probably run you about $100 or less for whole set up. Compare to noisy smelly generator which I think it's over kill.
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#27896 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by greg ct on 29 May 2014 - 08:31 AM

Thats what I love about going by boat.  I'm the only scum on board, and I don't mind the company.  ;)


Of course, you have fewer days to fish due to wx, but hey, you can't have everything in life.

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#27842 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by Squiderbruce on 21 May 2014 - 11:28 PM

Got almost full bucket of them at the GI last night.
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#27806 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by Snaildarter on 15 May 2014 - 10:56 PM

I took the boat to Pt. Judith where we fished from 6:30-11:30 last night. We filled a 54 qt cooler with all large and jumbo tubes, no mediums or smalls. Drifted around and plucked a dozen while it was still light. Found some concentrations of bait (squid) on the sounder in 26 ft of water not far down the beach out of the West Gap. Anchored up, threw a couple of mini-hydroglows into the water and a chum pot with old frozen spearing. The Francis boat came out and started drifting where we were but much deeper. They drifted past the Charlston Breachway and almost out of sight. They eventually came into where we were and set up a little East of us, just outside the Gap, where they were when we left. Standard Yozuri jigs were the ticket. Color didn’t seem to matter much. They came in waves. We could have filled another cooler if we wanted to spend the night. Am getting to old for that.

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#27679 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by DrCiro on 08 May 2014 - 01:41 AM

Ciro the squid are at the causeway, maybe I'll see you there. Ciao

Maybe this weekend!!

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#27504 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by BillG on 04 April 2014 - 08:35 PM

The water temp in Newport is currently 39.9 degrees as of this morning (ref: http://www.ndbc.noaa...p?station=nwpr1). Last year, it was warmer, earlier. It first hit 50 in mid-April. Then it stalled right around 50. Fishing reports and people seemed to catch handfuls or no squid. People didn't really ever catch much in Newport until the Fall run. Jamestown was catching some in the Spring and the Cape was supposedly great, but I didn't fish either of those areas. As to when squid move in, it is generally accepted that they move in when the water temp gets to 50. As to when the very first squid get here, that's anyone's guess. As an indicator, out on the Cape/Islands, their run usually starts a week or two in advance of Newport. As to how strong the run will be this year, again, that's anybody's guess. The NOAA catch numbers (ref: http://www.nero.noaa...go20140329.html) for squid this year are far higher than the catch numbers for squid last year, so maybe this will be a banner year... or, maybe not. Based on the rate of climb of temperature though, the water has been rising a degree every 3-5 days, so roughly guestimating, it should hit 50 in the end of April or the beginning of May. Sunny days and calm seas should help that along though.

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#25960 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by kutocon on 03 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

At this point NO one needs one!!! No squid to even catch... My opinion everyone should have one if the squid are here, chances are fish are also.The best stripers i got last year was when i was squiding all night and using my catch to cast out for anything that would bit and before sunrise every time i would get striper action. If u are a squiding why not GET ONE to be on safe side like ALGREENJR said why take a chance during a good or even great squiding day. WE are over due for the SQUID. This week for sure :th
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#25662 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by JoshFish32381 on 03 April 2013 - 12:51 AM

I also have a great idea for a powerful light that puts out 1000 watts and only draws 250 watts. Only costs about $55 to make.
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#24452 Newport Ri 2012 Squid Season

Posted by BIGDAWG on 24 April 2012 - 05:15 AM

Cant wait for the weather to break so we can go squidding again :clown:
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#24134 Port Hacking Session

Posted by Ojingo on 27 March 2012 - 08:32 PM

Port Hacking, as per my thread title :)
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#24092 Port Hacking Session

Posted by KILLERSQUID on 25 March 2012 - 12:48 PM

inkyy i normaly fish or squid botany ,around yarra bay or further along . Ive only started this summer because i wanted the freshest king bait i could get , best ive got was 4 , nothing as big as the couple Ojingo caught . How bout you ?
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#22322 Right Hand Left Hand Winding

Posted by pisces_australis on 20 May 2011 - 07:25 AM

Did the lanyid come standard with your gaff?

Yes m8 it did
Ihave also the BB30 + bag that has a large plastic ring the the gaff hooks onto
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#22284 Newport Ri 2011 Squid Season

Posted by Squid_Man on 16 May 2011 - 08:01 PM

2 buckets.. varies sizes of tubes.. mainly large. They bit well at sunrise today. Just off the beach.

I've heard rumors they could be on the Sakonnet near 3rd beach. Are you using boat and if so where are you launching off? There is hope afterall... :D
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#20854 Puget Sound, Wa (2010 Season)

Posted by bufford on 10 November 2010 - 06:29 PM

The next time you plan on being out near Kingston and have room on your boat, let me know. I'd be happy to meet you @ the docks and flip you some gas$ for a night out fishin'

Right on.. :thumbsup2: I unfortunately have not been hitting that side of the Sound..But? I would be more than happy to bring you on board if you wanna meet me on this side of the Puget Sound sometime..

And? Nah..Don't worry about the Gas..Your company and maybe some brew would be more than enough..PM me your contact info so I could give you a heads up when I'm heading out next time..I will take you to my secret spot where the squids lay them eggs every year.. I see like Millions of egg sacks every Spring time when I scuba dive that area...GICK GICK GICK

What a great website!! Kudo's to you Glen..I might just end up making a new Friend.. :beer
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#20798 Puget Sound, Wa (2010 Season)

Posted by bufford on 05 November 2010 - 06:31 AM

Went jigging at Waterman (1 squid) then to Annapolis (just outside of Port Orchard) (1 squid) then on to Redondo (0 squid). So my consensus is ....aliens have spirited away all the squid to perform unnatural experiments on them...oh, the horror!
Actually, just before I got to Waterman, a couple of jiggers got about 20 apiece...figures.
Is anyone consistently catching these tasty little buggers or is the "run" simply not in yet? How about further north or south? Inquiring taste buds want to know. :sq:

I can tell you where there at...But? Nobody wants to believe me..LOL :angel:
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#20598 Squid Fishing in Burma (Myanmar)

Posted by dieter on 07 October 2010 - 05:20 PM

The military government restricts Internet access through software-based censorship.
The government also charges high prices to connect to the internet.
Many native Burmese do not have the money to pay for this.
As result, you will not find anything - especially chat forums - on Internet
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