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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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#27289 Squidding In New England States

Posted by Anthony0803 on 08 December 2013 - 01:07 AM

Anyone try jamestown last night???
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#26618 Fishing for shy squid

Posted by ru 12 mug on 06 August 2013 - 07:19 PM

a few people up this way have tried it to some mixed results...I dont bother with any of that stuff as I fear getting some other chemical on my jigs the you cant remove....keep it simple...keep it safe.
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#25468 Puget Sound, WA (2012 Season)

Posted by Ikasashi on 18 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

I saw some guys taking the buckets filled with squid to their cars, and coming back with empty buckets. I hate cheaters...
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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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#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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#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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#23924 Greenport, NY - 2012 Squid Season

Posted by ttbeachbum on 27 February 2012 - 06:15 AM

think there will be a season?
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#22566 Sydney - NSW

Posted by egipro on 17 June 2011 - 11:50 AM

Winter is upon us, Bigger models are coming around =]

Few squid caught in an couple hours first night

Second night 4 squid caught .
Yesterdays weather was bad but i still managed 4 squid and a cuttle

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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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#21833 Newport Ri 2011 Squid Season

Posted by Mr. Brian on 28 March 2011 - 01:55 AM

Hope everyone had a good winter & happy holidays. WIth that said. GTFO of here WINTER.

Respooled & lubed the reels, no cracks on the guides, go-to jigs have been restocked & refueled the genny & let her rip on 1000 watts yesterday. She ran just fine thankfully .
Just need a couple spare bulbs for the work lights, a couple more "special" yamashita jigs & I'll be ready to rock n roll.

On another note, anyone rigged up for squidding on a yak? Been thinking about it...
It would be nice to "make" your own spots...just you, your :boat: & the :ink

CANT WAIT :woot:
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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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#20637 video season 2009/2010 Finistere (France)

Posted by coolshark on 14 October 2010 - 03:20 AM

I offer my compilation off the 2009/2010 season in Britain/Northern Finistere (France) ;)
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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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