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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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#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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#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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#28357 new guy

Posted by Gilligan on 16 April 2015 - 11:48 PM

 Welcome Greg, where are you located?? I am mostly a dock/pier squidder and do most of my fishing on the Vinyard. I prefer a short 5-6' (mine is 5') light action trout style rod with four pound test line. The more sensitive the rod the better so I use graphite rods. I also use a TINY snap with no swivel to make quick jig changes easier (getting hard for me to see four pound at night). I prefer jigs 3&1/2 inches or less with the Yamashita Naory RH in size 1B being my new favorite although I loved the Martinetti prawns for years. White, pink, and orange are the colors I use the most with green and tan right behind. If you are in the Boston area Tomo's Tackle in Salem is a great source of jigs, and so is Lucky Bait and Tackle in Warren, RI if you're down thataway. Squid Jig Warehouse (google it) is the best source for the Martinettis and he is very reasonably priced for online or phone ordering and he carries a huge variety of jigs but no Yamashitas or Yozuris. Tomo has a website also and you can phone order from him too. So if you freshwater fish just spool up a light rod with 4-6 pound line (flouurocarbon is great), get a few Naorys and watch the reports for squid near you and go get 'em. As far as jigging technique, just watch a couple of other jiggers and you will get the action down in no time. Well lit docks are very productive although when the squid are in thick they will be easy enough to get in dark areas. Have a ball, squidding is addictive!!

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#28005 North Shore Squid 2014

Posted by SalemScott on 18 June 2014 - 06:25 AM

It's been uneventful up here on the North Shore, I haven't seen a squid caught in a while.  I've been on the search for flounders with some success though as well as some schoolie stripers, though I can't get my hook into a keeper yet.  I'll give it a shot this evening once the sun gets a bit lower.  I hope the squid pick up at some point here because it's been downright dismal. 

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#27856 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by retired squid on 22 May 2014 - 12:38 PM

I was at Woods Hole this afternoon and got 29 squid. I was there between 2:30 and 5:30. Starting to see some small ones mixed in with the medium and large squid. A couple of years ago all I got at Woods Hole  were small ones.

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#27760 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by squidwhisperer on 13 May 2014 - 12:10 PM

All this back and forth about needing a license vs not needing a license to squid is getting a little tired! It's only 7 bucks guys. I can't speak for the rest of you but personally, when I squid I always bring an extra rod to liveline them and target stripers and blues, 2 species also covered by the $7 license. If I'm not mistaken a RI license also allows you to fish in neighboring New England state waters as well and vice versa. So c'mon guys, let's put this topic to rest once and for all and fill some buckets
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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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#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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#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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#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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#17115 New Spearfishing Board

Posted by echinoderminator on 19 December 2009 - 04:38 AM

Like it...like it a lot.

Here is the alternative top - I prefer this top....
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It can be carried easily..
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I don't see why a battery would not fit.
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#16209 The Best Bait For Catching Squids

Posted by sanmarco on 27 August 2009 - 04:10 PM

Hi everyone,

These baits are the result of a five year experiment and research, and I am still constantly working on new products because I want these baits to come into the hands of every squid catcher who will then be going home happy and satisfied with his catch.

The baits were made only for the reason that I was simply dissatisfied with baits that were available on the market, because they proved to catch poorly so I decided to make my own.
They are intended for catching squids, cuttlefish and octopuses from a boat.
There are tree groups of baits classified by the conditions under which the baits work:
-exclusively for night
-exclusively for day and big moon fishing
-both for day, big moon and night fishing
Each baits is in its own transparent box so that potential buyer know right away what they are buying.
In every box there is also a piece of cardboard with recommendations for fishing along with listed conditions

This bait won a bronze diploma for the best innovation of Dalmatia 2007.

This bait won a bronze plaque on the 23rd international nautical fair in Rijeka 2007.

There is new lead bait on the market called TRITON SVITAC that shines in the sea and can be used wihout a light source. It uses no energy. The only thing you need to do is expose it to any kind of light source every once in a while. It can be any light you have on your boat /flash light, a boat light, etc./.
It is used exclusively for night fishing when there is no big moon.
This bait won a silver Arca /medal/ on The Fifth International
Exhibition of Inovations, New Products and Technologies
in Zagreb 2007.

All the best.http://webograd.tportal.hr/Triton/Triton

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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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