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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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#28190 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by skwidbert on 06 November 2014 - 03:33 AM

Sizes ranged from 3" (lol) to like 8 the biggest. Went back out and caught 60 last night. I'm going back tonight.

Started at the corner and caught a few and caught the rest mid bridge. You'll see the ink

What were the sizes? Also, were you on the causeway or down on the sea wall? Hopefully, I can get back out again this week.

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#27908 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by DrCiro on 30 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

I take time to pick up other peoples trash from time to time and end up scoring all sorts of loot, dropped in the dark. Being cool has it's rewards.

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#27905 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by boxer38z on 30 May 2014 - 09:55 PM

My buddy and I used a LED light stick with a small 12 volt battery pack that will last you entire night on a full charge and very bright for squid. Probably run you about $100 or less for whole set up. Compare to noisy smelly generator which I think it's over kill.
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#27851 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by CephBirk on 22 May 2014 - 08:45 AM

I was at GI last night with two colleagues and caught three squid between the three of us.  By the way, my name is Matt.  I'm a scientist over at URI.  We're studying squids and are trying to catch some and keep them alive for experiments.  If you ever see us (we always have a big white cooler full of seawater with us) we happily take squid donations! :)  But we need them alive!

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#27842 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by Squiderbruce on 21 May 2014 - 11:28 PM

Got almost full bucket of them at the GI last night.
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#27728 Hyannis/Nantucket Sound

Posted by SquidFox on 11 May 2014 - 04:44 PM

Yeah they're in
4 hours
Over 200 lbs
Hyannis still the best
I could never caught that much in RI.

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#27679 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by DrCiro on 08 May 2014 - 01:41 AM

Ciro the squid are at the causeway, maybe I'll see you there. Ciao

Maybe this weekend!!

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#26115 Yamashita jigs swap or sell

Posted by squid inc on 09 May 2013 - 09:57 PM

Hi i have these five jigs for swap or sale top one is a live 3.5 deep then the next three are 3.5's in natural and bottom one is a natural 3.0..I'd like to swap for 3.0's preferably yo-zuri's with the diamond on the back in bright colours like red,pink or orange etc...or i'll sell them for $60 posted i think ive used 1 or 2 once and thats it...located in Geelong..

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#25960 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by kutocon on 03 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

At this point NO one needs one!!! No squid to even catch... My opinion everyone should have one if the squid are here, chances are fish are also.The best stripers i got last year was when i was squiding all night and using my catch to cast out for anything that would bit and before sunrise every time i would get striper action. If u are a squiding why not GET ONE to be on safe side like ALGREENJR said why take a chance during a good or even great squiding day. WE are over due for the SQUID. This week for sure :th
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#24505 Greenport, NY - 2012 Squid Season

Posted by ovaltin on 27 April 2012 - 12:43 AM

Going to Greenport tonight with my girlfriend for our first ever squid fish! Can anyone tell me what kind of light we need, and anything else we need other than jigs, rods, a light, and a bucket?

Also, what re the best hours? We're plannign to go from 11pm - 1am like Southolder did.
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#24452 Newport Ri 2012 Squid Season

Posted by BIGDAWG on 24 April 2012 - 05:15 AM

Cant wait for the weather to break so we can go squidding again :clown:
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#24251 Hyannis MA 2012 Squid Season

Posted by doggie on 02 April 2012 - 07:36 AM

April 1st - Sunny and chilly. Got the boat ready and out on the water for its spring shake out today. Air temperature has dropped dramatically over the past few or more days as compared to 10 days ago. Water temperature has dropped a bit too and where I go for squid it was a cool 44-45 degrees on top. No signs of squid - dipped the pole in for just a short while during my boat test run.

No other signs of life out there either except for the shore birds.
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#23452 Puget Sound, WA (2011 Season)

Posted by Sculpin on 29 November 2011 - 07:10 AM

Anybody had luck at Redondo lately? Planning to hit it this week. I'll post results after.
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#22563 Sydney - NSW

Posted by manmadelebo on 16 June 2011 - 05:53 PM

Jase, there are hundreds of spots if not, thousands of spots in the Harbour that are great for squidding, but there are alot of variables involved with fishing in general as you would know. Maybe your technique isnt right or you are using the wrong gear and jigs?

You dont neccessarily have to try off public wharfs, rock ledges near beaches also produce well. Just make sure you are fishing the right areas with sandy/rocky/weedy bottoms

hey man,

well i have spent alot of money on my squiding as if i go squiding i just target squid and nothing else, I use to catch round 2-3 each night, Picked up around 10 at times around the harbour but as i go to these spots now , the people that went there while i was there ABUSED it seirously buy catching 20-30 squid each night before this there was the other squidders catching same ammount i did and would leave it at that as that is enought, But at this time i tried soo many places and cannot get 1 squid, I was at rosebay, with the ammount of people there i couldnt even get a jig in the water, double bay, edge cliff, same goes for them :( kinda getting over it but would be nice to just have that squid feeling again , i think you no the feeling haha
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#21653 Best places and conditions for squidding

Posted by bluenosehunter on 02 March 2011 - 02:54 PM

Dude! ur prob 60 m from squid! walk down your driveway!
i got into squidding a few weeks ago after catching a nice big calamari from mosmans..... was baitcasting a mullie when felt something latching on every time on retreival. got him in close, kept him interested until i tied an old $2 jig (never used!) I found the weed beds hold squid. all along those jetties. and if u can get into yacht club im sure there will be better spots in there.
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#21164 Kuala Rompin Malaysia

Posted by eddvedd on 23 December 2010 - 01:02 PM

Greeting to all. I would like to share my experience sailfish fishing in Kuala Rompin Malaysia. In this trip we manage to land nearly 20 sailfish in 2 days fishing. Kuala Rompin is deemed to be the sailfish fishing capital of Asia, it has one of the best fishing grounds in this region. Other than using live bait, surface popping also can attracted sailfish. Other than sailfish rompin also famous for squid jigging. The most effective squid jig to use in rompin is Yamashita squid jig pink & black color.

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Of course we don't snap much picture for squid jigging because we concentrate in sailfishing.

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Next trip to rompin i will do snap more picture on squid jigging. Cheers...

Merry christmas & Happy new year

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#10071 Squid Fishing In Singapore

Posted by davidphan on 27 March 2008 - 03:31 PM

more pictures......baby squid caught using my special jig made by myself.

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