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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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#28226 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by BillG on 03 December 2014 - 02:29 AM

Hi All -

I haven't been on this forum in a while, but wanted to know if squid are still hitting (today is Monday, December 1st, 2014) ... or if they have now moved out for the winter. If they are still around, can you also advise where the hottest spots would be (GI? JT?), and how much longer the season generally lasts?


People were catching a week and a half ago. Last year, people were going out in December and catching. I would guess this full moon will be the last push of squid into the area, so you can catch them coming in and leaving. If you go to GI, it won't be like catching them in late May/Early June. It will probably be more like early May or even late April. You may catch few or none, which is fine if you spend a nice night fishing, but not so fine if you spend a 20 degree, howling wind night freezing your nether region off. After this last possible push, you may find squid if you go look for them in a boat, but it would hardly be worth the time to hope they happen past you standing, exposed to the North wind, on the GI causeway.

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#27906 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by boxer38z on 30 May 2014 - 10:03 PM

I think people who trash those fishing site are mostly don't speak English mostly asian I have seem what they did to GI which it really embarrass me cause I'm asian too. My buddy and I fish there once a year we pick up there garbage one time after one night of fishing. place just looked trashed garbage bin next to it but they are too lazy to use it or just think there mothers going to clean it up after them. I did however pick up some guys garbage and put it in the trash in front his face he just look at me like I'm crazy.
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#27899 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by squidtogo on 30 May 2014 - 02:01 AM

Yes, you can use the generators there. Remember always pick up your trash, last year they kick everybody out because of trash.


Happy squidding

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#27844 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by JANZ on 22 May 2014 - 12:05 AM

Thought Frances fleet only squid fish wed, fri, sat, and sun.  Today being wed I will be

going down to fish with them tonight.  Give report tomorrow.

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#27818 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by retired squid on 17 May 2014 - 06:57 AM

Update for GI: I arrived at 11:30 and left at 1:30 with 0 squid. During my two hours there not one squid was caught by anyone that was within my eyesight. I even went on the sub base in New London with the same results. Should have stayed  home. Maybe next week!

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#27681 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by ejburbank on 08 May 2014 - 03:27 AM

Every one tie on sabiki rigs and all cast onto their boats. Too bad someone couldn't get "sick" over a too close boat.
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#27627 Stonington, CT 2014 Squid Season

Posted by RustyMorr on 04 May 2014 - 08:56 PM

The worst thing happened to me last night. I figured I'd try my luck for 15 minutes. At the 14 minute point I caught one mid-sized. I couldn't leave, and three more hours yielded nothing. I would have been better off if I didn't catch one. But, at least we know there's something out there.

It was nice to see my old pal Squid Vicious (or is it Squiddy-Eyed Pete?) out trying his luck.
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#25963 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by algreenjr on 03 May 2013 - 01:54 AM

More than happy to! Nice to meet a fellow squid fisherman. Making my way down on Saturday with kayak. A little black fishing before squid I hope
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#25774 Woods Hole Ma.

Posted by Gilligan on 18 April 2013 - 11:52 PM

Hi Ken, good luck in the Hole. I'll probably be across on the Vinyard. To get ahead of the game bring small rods with 4lb test line for the best action. If you try it with even seven foot rods and 10lb test you will not do as well as if you use light sensitive rods. Sometimes Red Top Tackle shop in Buzzards Bay has some good jigs. I like small 3" or smaller jigs in pink, green, or orange. Bring a bucket to put your catch in or you can use zip-lock bags and bag as you go. Sometimes they will hit on the slack tide but it is usually better when the tide is running, just like other salt water fishing.
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#24468 Hyannis MA 2012 Squid Season

Posted by squiddlydiddly on 24 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

How much are squid selling for? Too windy today, didnt get out. Things are pretty stirred up. Hopefully it will still be good.
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#24406 Woods Hole Ma.

Posted by woodshooligan on 20 April 2012 - 02:58 PM

They're definitely in - People have been on the NOAA dock for the last 3-4 days and have caught quite a few squid every time. I was there tonight and (as always) caught absolutely nothing, but everyone else was pulling out quite a few... I wish I could figure out where I'm going wrong.
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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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#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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#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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#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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