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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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#27915 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by BillG on 31 May 2014 - 10:13 AM

Thanks BillG ... so do you think I should go with halogen and generator?

A lot depends on where you fish. If you fish GI, there is always plenty of light from others. I personally couldn't justify spending $300-500 on a generator and lights to catch $20 worth of squid. You could take 10 party boat trips for less money. That said, if you get out 10 times in Spring and 10 more times in Fall, and you fish a dark, secluded area, it may be worthwhile. I would say not to overlook the propane lantern. Lots of difuese, bright light for a reasonable price.
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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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#26404 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by Squiderbruce on 05 June 2013 - 03:02 AM

Squiderbruce....can you post a photo of your catch?  How do we know that you are taking a break from a break? And let's not "trash" talking..I am here for reporting.

Like I already mentioned other post, I do not have a PC nor lap top :(
Thereof I can't post or upload picture of them, I can send you on your email.
Just pm me with your email address.
Also, I do not like to trash talking or lie.
There was some other people squidding but we are the only one who nailed it.
So if you can't trust my posting ignore it :;)
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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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#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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#23655 Puget Sound, WA (2011 Season)

Posted by Mekim on 27 December 2011 - 08:35 AM

Good luck in Edmonds. It's been mediocre at the aquarium pier here in Seattle. But, Pier 69 seems to be doing OK. Welcome back. Thank you for you serving - my father and brother were in the service.
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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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#21659 Best places and conditions for squidding

Posted by BJsquid on 03 March 2011 - 05:13 PM


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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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#27855 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by Anthony0803 on 22 May 2014 - 12:33 PM

I have kept a few alive and had them in a saltwater tank. Lived for about a year. As long as the squid are from the same school they will not attack or ink each other. When I tried to introduce a new squid a few months later, forget it.
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