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#28788 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by squidman13 on 23 May 2015 - 05:11 AM

Bristol was hot but last night the cops came down and kicked everybody off both town piers for fishing the private float docks.boats were getting inked and trash was being left behind as well as pot smoking and alcohol use.i wasn't there personally but received a call from a friend as soon as it happened.only a handful of locals with parking permits were allowed to stay in the parking lots.if anyone is planning to head there tonight beware of the posted signs now that they've been there they will b back every night unfortunately.just park on the main road and fish the main dock.not worth getting tagged and towed for squid.
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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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#28824 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by tongvo on 29 May 2015 - 09:50 PM

This season is not over yet boys.  I think the heavy squid numbers will be in this weekend.  I went on Monday under the Newport Bridge and at around 12:30AM.  The bite was heavy, it lasted for like an hour and a half.  Big tubes.  But it was really windy condition, and I was too tired to add more jigs to my rig.  I was using 3 classic squid jigs and a sinker.  I fished the bottom using this rig.  I also used the the coleman jigs seen from the photo below.  I let it go 10~15ft slow sinking..and got big tubes jigging this way too.  Go out there boys..season's still in full swing..I am going tonight..hope you see more boats out there...

Newport Squid2015 7
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#28785 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by JANZ on 23 May 2015 - 01:55 AM

Went out with FF last night.  Left the dock at 7pm and returned at 12:30am   Was still light when we started

and fished for 1 1/2 hrs before it got dark enough to turn on the lights.  not a single squid was caught during

that time.  Once dark enough it was a very slow pick of mixed size tubes.  Towards the end there were some

at the surface but very hard to get them to take the jig, they liked to look at it.   I caught exactly 20 squid for

the night.   Best on the boat was not much more than that.   Even numbers of small med and large tubes.

Pink and crystal clear were the best colors.   Most squid came on the top jig that was about 3-4 feet above

the bottom jig.   But if you tried to fish that zone keeping your weight off the bottom got no takes.  Got 3 at

the surface doing the figure 8 with top jig just under the surface.  One double for me the whole night.  There

were squid there just not concentrated in numbers like last year, heard every excuse in the books as to why

its like that.   Mostly 2' waves then some rain and then flattened right out, but was cold.  Met an angler who

visits the forum but doesn't post.  Should have been there Wed night, story of life.

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#28743 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by squidwhisperer on 18 May 2015 - 10:09 PM

I thought the new moon was the best time? went sat night in Newport and only had 3 come over the rail and into the pail all on a green yo-zuri. saw plenty of schools pass right through our light but they must have all been female because they couldn't make a decision about whether to eat or not

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#28597 Hyannis and Edgardtown Squid

Posted by SquidFox on 10 May 2015 - 12:04 PM

Here is my report.

Finally Saturday is here.
We got to Hyannis at 12:00 pm
There were many boats out there. We started fishing but it was slow going pretty slow, may be half a bucket in two hrs.
I though that it's going to be bleak for sure.
Then all in a sudden 3:00 pm it was a blitz, major biomass of squid we could not catch up with the bites.
By 6:45 pm we filled a hundred quarts cooler and 1 1/2 buckets.
We have to leave because of the heavy fog couldn't see more than 20 feet in front of us.
The bites was still good but fog make it too dangerous to stay and it was getting dark.
Yeah the squid are still in Hyannis.
We got enough squid for food and bait for the year.
So the rest of you still have not get your quota go for it.
Here are some pics.

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#28403 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by greg ct on 25 April 2015 - 02:25 AM

I just checked the water temp. in Nantucket Sound and it is 44.6.  Does anybody know where is the squid migrate from?


You can draw an idea from these charts (these are for ilex squid):



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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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#28710 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by 1tym on 15 May 2015 - 11:27 AM



Seriously a thought to consider in gas prices and man hours to try to "catch a bucket" of squid. Was on board with 4 buckets.. Twice..

Another is Capt Dom of Coastal Sportfishing Charters. Again.. he had 12 buckets for 4 people. Its been happening quite often.


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#28364 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by Gilligan on 18 April 2015 - 04:04 AM

$17 is too much!! Tomo has Naory RH 1.8B warm jackets for 12 bucks. How much were they at Lucky's? I was at Ocean State last year and he did't have much in the way of Yamashitas and he was higher in price than Lucky or Tomo. What's the white chin? I have a white one with a red head area that worked well last fall, but I tried several different Naorys in size and color and they all did equally well. I could only get the Naory 1.5 (the little one) in the light weight last year and although it took forever to sink it definitely slew the squids. Tomo also sells the nifty jig hook covers that are fantastic as you can keep a bunch in your pockets without them snagging on everything. There are pics of these cool little gizmos in my gallery here if you wish to see what they look like. (click on my user name and go to "gallery")

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#28042 North Shore Squid 2014

Posted by SalemScott on 11 July 2014 - 07:08 AM

Nice catch Scott.. That must have been just after i left last night? Figures.. I will be going down to the pier tonight to try again, Hopefully them little inkers will be waiting.. hope to see you there!

Well, it was after midnight so......... :)


P.s.  Welcome to the forum BTW.

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#27858 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by JANZ on 23 May 2014 - 12:18 AM

Last nights trip with Frances was great.  Don't think we even made it to Nebraska

shoals.  We drifted all night with only 1 move.  Started in daylight and it was a slow

but steady pick.  As it got later it got better and better.  By 10:30 it was an all out

blitz, on bottom, mid depth and even on surface.  I employed Anthony's method and

caught  a bucket just on that, one jig no weight and even if you couldn't see them

they came up and hit it.  Lots of times had 4-6 squid fighting over same jig.  This

lasted till 12 midnight and then started to slow but we headed in at 12:30.  Took home

almost full bucket and gave away another full bucket.  Yee Ha.   It was great being able

to experiment.  As for colors, pink, green, white, blue, orange tried them all with great

success.  Did notice how the squid would come up sometimes and race to the jig only

to stop short and look at it and reach out to test it and after touching the jig (wrong end

of course) they would leave and another would come and do the same.  Got some of

the spray scent (menhaden) and used that to see if it made a diff.  yes it did they started

taking it after touching it.  Only 25 people on board and everyone was moving around.

I caught squid on stern on bow and both sides of boat.  BTW size did not matter, 1.5,

and mostly 2.5 were working equally as well.  Gotta go clean em now, should be done 

in about 4-5 hours (hate this part).

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#27785 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by retired squid on 14 May 2014 - 11:22 AM

I was at GI yesterday from noon to 5 and caught 14 squid. The tide was coming in. There were some nice runs but short lived. Many other folks caught more than me, some left with half a bucket full, I don't know what time they started fishing. Saw some sea robins but no bait fish. Some large squid were caught earlier and then a bunch of medium sized ones.

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#26414 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by greg ct on 05 June 2013 - 06:48 AM

Dude, really?

You have nothing better to do than ask for photos? If a person were going to shine you, what makes you think they couldn't gram a pic off the net and repost it?

Just take the report at face value and stop looking for something that isn't there.

You don't have to run out and go fishing if you have doubts. But you kind of went over the top with the accusations.
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#24825 caring your squid rod...

Posted by Ojingo on 17 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

Mine usually go into the shower with me when I clean up.
I find they clean up better with warm water, as it removes much more of the salt, then I give them a quick wipe over with a warm damp cloth, especially around the guides.

I give them a quick flick to remove water and let them stand in a corner to completely dry before storing them back in their bags.

No, I don't force water into the blank and try to keep it out as much as possible.
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#24056 jig case

Posted by squidguy on 21 March 2012 - 06:53 AM

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#22187 Newport Ri 2011 Squid Season

Posted by Mr. Brian on 06 May 2011 - 11:22 PM

^ Thats gotta be boat &/or not in RI? If Im wrong then Im fishing the wrong spots...

Quick report:

Put in 4 hrs lastnight...2 of us...and about 7 or 8 others.

1 squid caught (on the bottom) during that time. No squid visible. Very little bait.

Probably another wk ...
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#22127 Best squid jig colour

Posted by jordan on 02 May 2011 - 07:12 PM

Hey guys,
Kinda new here but i found this image by yamashita which is a colour chart of successful jig colours and relevant conditions. Hope this helps.

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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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