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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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#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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#27907 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by ejburbank on 30 May 2014 - 10:13 PM

I haven't fished GI in a few years, but the sad thing is they had trash cans on the bridge and at the parking site and people still threw it on the ground.  And yes, they look at you like you are from Mars if you pick it up or mention that we might not be fishing here much longer if this keep up.  The city of Newport could easily shut down the bridge to all fishing if they wanted to.  Especially when you have the hotel at the end of the bridge and the "beautiful" people might not like seeing the trash there.  I started fishing JT and it is starting to get the same way.  DEM will not hesitate to close it down.

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#27900 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by CalamaroItalia on 30 May 2014 - 06:32 AM

Thanks squidtogo! I always clean up after myself ... even if it's the smallest piece of fishing line! Doing my part to keep nature clean!
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#27848 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by Matsquidman on 22 May 2014 - 07:47 AM

GI - slow pick today. Last night pretty good. Schools stiil around. Just need to put in more time

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#27819 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by algreenjr on 18 May 2014 - 06:41 AM

Today seems awfully quiet. Planning a kayak trip tomorrow for tautog and squid around the newport bridge. Will report later

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#27682 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by Matsquidman on 08 May 2014 - 05:40 AM

Saw someone squidding in a very small boat with no motor, no lights and no life jackets in 50 degree water at night. An undertaker's dream!
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#27635 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by squidtogo on 05 May 2014 - 02:24 AM

About 15 boats out around Nantucket sound, Vinyard yesterday, nobody catch any squid, did not see anything except Jelly fish. The water is still too cold.

People not too nice giving out bad rumor.



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#25966 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

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

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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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#24312 Hyannis MA 2012 Squid Season

Posted by loligo on 08 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

Hyannis Harbor is full of small bait. Looks like things are starting to happen. The fish weirs are in and it won't be long now...
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#23228 Humboldt Squid

Posted by Sculpin on 29 October 2011 - 01:30 AM

Humboldt squid are coast, so you will need to get on a decent-sized boat out of somewhere like Westport during the summer. I am pretty sure there are no opportunities in the Straights of Juan de Fuca or Puget Sound. The jigs are quit large (~1 foot in length and +/- 12 oz.), so you will want a medium rod and a level wind reel with at least 500 feet of line. Braid will allow you to feel the strike better than monofilament at great depth. Haven't done it myself yet, but plan to next summer. You'll have to settle for the much smaller pacific squid (market squid) through the fall/winter, but there are opportunities for catching them throughout Puget Sound off public piers.
Good Luck!

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#28236 Puget Sound, WA (2014 season)

Posted by Squidman1 on 08 December 2014 - 01:56 PM

10 Pounds!!!
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