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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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#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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#26409 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by Baysailor on 05 June 2013 - 04:13 AM

There is signs of squid in the vicinity of GI, I can see them on sonar and fluke and blues are feeding on them.

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#25966 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by RESCUE17 on 03 May 2013 - 04:41 AM

Thinking of having this shirt made up.
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#24651 Semaphore Jetty, SA

Posted by clubby on 20 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

Glenelg I watched a guy pull 4 squid in 20 mins while talking to me around mid day no problems later before sub set we watched 2 dude bag out and very pleased with themselves.A very underated jetty it seems
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#24477 Woods Hole Ma.

Posted by woodshooligan on 25 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

Thanks a lot for the replies, I am referring to the dock right behind the Aquarium. It's entirely possible I have missed a no fishing sign there, but it's definitely not enforced (at least I've never seen it enforced, and it's generally pretty full of people, they even drive right onto the dock). Here's a link to the dock I mean: http://g.co/maps/ezj9j

I was using 20 lbs mono, and I'm thinking that may have been a big factor. I switched to 14 lbs fluorocarbon, and if that doesn't work I'll try something even lighter (The 14 lbs fluoro I have actually breaks around 10 lbs even with the recommended knots tied with a lot of care, a 10 lbs mono I have will break around 12-15 lbs with those knots).

I went by the dock (late) after work tonight and people were definitely still catching squid. I'm going to give it another go tomorrow though. I also got a fairly small (3.5 in) pink yo-zuri (couldn't find the martinetti locally, but may order one) that I'm going to try. I'll post how it went tomorrow.
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#24431 Hyannis MA 2012 Squid Season

Posted by loligo on 22 April 2012 - 07:57 PM

All n all t's very slow off Hyanns. Thngs seemed to start off well last Monday but quckly deterorated to the point where most of the boats were just driving around looking almost no one was anchored whch is a clear sign of no real bite. I tried from Hyannis to Mashpee from 6 to around 1 yesterday and only had about 40 squd al day to show for it. Tomorrow is the first day the draggers can fish so this will shake things up and the fishng won't be good while they are around 'till 5/1. Stage Harbor is stll fishng well though my last report was that the bite wasn't good untl the early AM, after 1.

Takng the day off...tired of burning 4$ gas for nothing back. I won't be going again until after the draggers are gone unless it is apparent that there is enough to make some $.

Good luck out there.
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#24305 East

Posted by Mickyd on 07 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

How exciting. I went away for a week so couldn't post.
As an ex commercial fisherman and a life long recreational fanatic I love the comradary of fishing and fisherman. Earning a living from fishing high lighted the need for special spots but I will always help out a fellow angler with at least some direction. Tribina your tone is condescending and childish. I wasn't having a cry I just think like minded people can be supportive and helpful. I am a firm believer in confidence fishing. When your confident you catch more - guaranteed. So a little direction can make all the difference. I fish regularly at Clovelly, people wont know which rock i fish but can go to the area and give it a go with some better idea that the area produces. Tribuna with over 500 posts surely you know what people want to read. I might also add that I will not apologize for being passionate about squid on a squid web forum... Back to business. I was just in the USA got onto my first giant squid. Very different from our squid. I hooked and landed a 11 kg version that pulled hard and was in very deep water. I do however prefer our light line caught variety better. I will stop my rant now and look forward to more positive posts including my own.
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#24099 Port Hacking Session

Posted by Ojingo on 25 March 2012 - 09:02 PM

Nice work there Ojingo & inky , should be a nice feed . Was that a 30cm + hood

Yes they were.

Those were caught with Inkky.
I think they're a bit too good for Kingies :P

There's always Yowie Bay Wharf for Arrows if you want fresh bait though.

Edit: 1 of the weapons used http://dl.dropbox.co...24032012534.jpg
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#23655 Puget Sound, WA (2011 Season)

Posted by Mekim on 27 December 2011 - 08:35 AM

Good luck in Edmonds. It's been mediocre at the aquarium pier here in Seattle. But, Pier 69 seems to be doing OK. Welcome back. Thank you for you serving - my father and brother were in the service.
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#22802 The Squid are on!

Posted by dimi1994 on 18 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

I'm new to this forum but suddenly have a craze for catching squid so I thought I would sign up.

Okay so last week I was down at black point where my dad has a place (I'm 17). I drove down with one of my mates and the weather was great. (no wind, clear waters etc). It was a dodge tide so I wasn't liking our chances of fish off the beach so we decided to throw in a few squid lines with floats on and jarvis walker razor backs as the sun set and ended up catching a dozen squid within an hour between us.

The next day we decided to put a little row boat in (could also have easily been done with a canoe or any boat at all- the weather was that great!) and rowed out about 400-500 metres off shore to where there were sea weed. At first we anchored and tried our luck without floats and only got about 6 in an hour. We then decided to pull up anchor and just drift along. There was a slight breeze that took us from the point towards the boat ramp. We bagged out on squid within 3 hours and the time just flew! Some were quite small, but majority were over 1.5kg. We found that the best spot was about 500 metres-1 kilometre out from the boat ramp down at black point (it sounds a long way but on a nice day it is very easy to get out- we were in a 40 year old row boat which could barely fit 1 person let alone 2 and that was just fine). We did not try with bait and only used razor back squid jags, but they worked a treat! Just thought I would share that the 1.5 hour drive was well worth it. I would predict that Ardrossan would be the same around now or anywhere around that area.

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#22292 Newport Ri 2011 Squid Season

Posted by Buckets11 on 17 May 2011 - 08:12 AM

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

Could you give a general location to this?

Or PM if you dont want to post
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#21659 Best places and conditions for squidding

Posted by BJsquid on 03 March 2011 - 05:13 PM


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#21393 homemade squid template (titi)

Posted by titi on 12 January 2011 - 01:04 AM

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#21054 Squid Jigs for sale

Posted by jonZ on 09 December 2010 - 03:30 PM

These Squid Jigs look like those branded Squid jigs in the market. They too work extremely well. I've tested them in my recent trip to Sibu Island.
The wonderful thing is that they are so much cheaper. Anyone who is interested in getting it please e-mail me jon23_pets@hotmail.com



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#16209 The Best Bait For Catching Squids

Posted by sanmarco on 27 August 2009 - 04:10 PM

Hi everyone,

These baits are the result of a five year experiment and research, and I am still constantly working on new products because I want these baits to come into the hands of every squid catcher who will then be going home happy and satisfied with his catch.

The baits were made only for the reason that I was simply dissatisfied with baits that were available on the market, because they proved to catch poorly so I decided to make my own.
They are intended for catching squids, cuttlefish and octopuses from a boat.
There are tree groups of baits classified by the conditions under which the baits work:
-exclusively for night
-exclusively for day and big moon fishing
-both for day, big moon and night fishing
Each baits is in its own transparent box so that potential buyer know right away what they are buying.
In every box there is also a piece of cardboard with recommendations for fishing along with listed conditions

This bait won a bronze diploma for the best innovation of Dalmatia 2007.

This bait won a bronze plaque on the 23rd international nautical fair in Rijeka 2007.

There is new lead bait on the market called TRITON SVITAC that shines in the sea and can be used wihout a light source. It uses no energy. The only thing you need to do is expose it to any kind of light source every once in a while. It can be any light you have on your boat /flash light, a boat light, etc./.
It is used exclusively for night fishing when there is no big moon.
This bait won a silver Arca /medal/ on The Fifth International
Exhibition of Inovations, New Products and Technologies
in Zagreb 2007.

All the best.http://webograd.tportal.hr/Triton/Triton

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#22887 squid in Galway?

Posted by flant on 06 August 2011 - 07:43 PM

Are there squid on the coast of Galway? If there are,what type? What season,day or night?
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