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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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#28083 North Shore Squid 2014

Posted by SalemScott on 04 August 2014 - 11:43 AM

How goes the battle boys? I haven't been squiding in about a week. Scott any signs of life at the pier lately?

Howdy, it's actually picking up down there.  I pulled 80+ Friday night :o and Saturday night I went down for a couple hours to catch some striper bait and pulled 28 in about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  There were points Friday night that as soon as the jig hit the water they were on it.  I actually tried to post it early Saturday morning but it wouldn't let me use the picture I took of the squid so I deleted the whole post in disgust lol.  Word around town says there are stripers in the area.  I pulled a few in the 25" and 26" range Saturday afternoon using squid.  Still searching for my first keeper of the season!  (As a tear rolls down my cheek :))  Good luck out there.

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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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#27875 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by retired squid on 25 May 2014 - 11:54 AM

Anyone try jamestown lately, or beverly pier?


I tried Beverly today (Saturday) and didn't catch a single one. My brother-in-law and I were the only ones trying for squid. There were several other folks catching flounder and mackerel. 

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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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#27799 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by skwidbert on 15 May 2014 - 11:45 AM

Hi guys, newbie here.  Do you think going during the day is better than going at night? I went out last night 9-11pm and had zero luck.

It's good with a light source and no sinker. Day time is good when they're in and blitzing, otherwise it's really inconsistent. Landed 25 in 4 hours today from 12-4pm
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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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#27158 Puget sound, WA (2013 season)

Posted by Squidman1 on 14 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

Got my limit!
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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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#25275 Puget Sound, WA (2012 Season)

Posted by squidy1983 on 17 November 2012 - 02:39 AM

where is fox island
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#24096 Port Hacking Session

Posted by Ojingo on 25 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

Nice catch.

I'm sick of catching southerns though, I can't wait until I move to Swansea so I can enjoy arrow heads.

How big are we talking?
Or do you think they taste better?

I wouldn't mind some cuttles actually.
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#24058 jig case

Posted by prutkul on 21 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

I just bought bought a paper folder from daizo( not so sure how to spell it) cost me 2.80 each and they in different size and colour too. will show you the picture once I know how to upload a photo again. :unsure:
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#22290 Newport Ri 2011 Squid Season

Posted by 1tym on 17 May 2011 - 07:40 AM

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

you got it.
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#22254 Newport Ri 2011 Squid Season

Posted by pot0mon on 13 May 2011 - 06:51 PM

Did pretty well at Tiverton... Got our limit quck during the slack tide at the broken bridge from boat. It sucks to fish there from shore as you're snag prone.
Did the bay today and only got 3 between the 2 of us. Not bad, then again... not great! The trick is to use Asian crabs as the fish are spawning and their mouths are a little south. Worms work good too. Green crabs are good but not as productive. ;) Let me know how your squid fishing went.

Thats where I went the first two weekends since togged open up. First time there no luck for me. Way to many people for my liking. I'll just wait till the fall to try for togs.

Was at GI bridge from 11pm till 3:30am. Between me and my buddy close to half a bucket. It died for like 1hr for us around 1am, but picked back up. Was hitting our pink and blue 1.5-2.5 size jigs. Medium to large tubes.

Time for me to go to bed worked 10hrs and went straight to fishing..I'll be around Newport later tonight(I think).

PS: PICK UP YOUR TRASH!!I yelled at group of people when I made my first stop at Ft Adams. They gave me that I don't understand look, as they was leaving. Till I threw their empty coffee cup at them. One of these days I should follow them home. Then on my trash day dump it all over their lawn. With a note that reads "You left this in Newport, SQUID ON!"
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#21018 perth squidders

Posted by brenz on 05 December 2010 - 01:16 PM

hey guys just a shout out to some fellow perth squidders if your ever keen to go for a bash send us a pm i have a boat aswell but fish still 50/50 land based
cheers brenz
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#20826 Puget Sound, Wa (2010 Season)

Posted by bufford on 09 November 2010 - 07:31 AM

We All believe you. Tell us, tell us... :rod:

Well? From what I gathered this season..Them Squids (At least the Big ones) are nowhere near Shore as the weather just hasn't been cold enough..They are exactly 1-3 miles from shore just hanging out in there thermocline.

I only say this as I have been massacring them on my boat.. From Mukilteo down to Elliot Bay..Just where ever it is dark and no lights around. Just keep your boat between 80-100ft depth and just turn on your generator with bright lights and drift with engine off. The school will keep following you..

So? I say it is time to stop being lazy and dock jiggin it..Go break out your boats if you got em..

If you don't?..Now is a great time to get a very understanding Friend who has a boat into squid jiggin... GICK GICK GICK!
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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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Posted by ROB T on 26 February 2012 - 01:54 PM

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