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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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#28060 North Shore Squid 2014

Posted by SalemScott on 19 July 2014 - 10:41 AM

has anyone from here  tried up in glouster or New Hampshire yet?

Hi Janz, I haven't been up to Gloucester but from what I've been hearing, they are having similar results as Beverly, occasional periods of squid but nothing major.  Like Greenlightman said, this rain we had this past week seems to have put a damper on the squid catches.  The good news...it's Friday and I have a hankering for the taste of squid. (Actually I could just go in my freezer and grab some :))  Let's hope this weekend shows us some improvements.  Good luck out there.

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#27864 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by JANZ on 23 May 2014 - 06:09 AM

Boat was lit up.  Timing on the blitz was just after low tide.

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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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#27786 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by postmansquid on 14 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

Fished GI on Monday from 530am  to about 330pm. Caught half a bucket with most of them being very large. May try again on Thursday.

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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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#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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#24033 Newport Ri 2012 Squid Season

Posted by BIGDAWG on 19 March 2012 - 01:16 AM

have you gone and tried yet
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#23888 Shops selling squid fishing equipment

Posted by Oz_Audio on 11 February 2012 - 05:52 AM

Found this shop, INOMATA Fishing Shop, at Fuji City in Japan (haven't been there myself, just found it on the net).

They carry a huge range and 102 egi rods, Graphite Leader, Gan Craft, Zenaq, Evergreen, Kanji, etc.


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#23714 Puget Sound, WA (2012 Season)

Posted by WashingtonSquid on 06 January 2012 - 01:19 AM

Been taking home my limit at my new dock for the last two weeks! They are out there... Not at 69 tho!
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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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#20653 Puget Sound, Wa (2010 Season)

Posted by Ikasashi on 15 October 2010 - 12:39 PM

Oh? It's illegal? :unsure: In that case...It wasn't us..We didn't do it..

So? I was kinda wondering? Is it possible that we could be overcookin them things as they probably were half fried..I mean? cooked when we got em.. Maybe next time we should just bite into one to see if them things need more cookin before we dish out the fryin pan.


Yeah, next time catch them with jigs. It's more fun (and challenging) to catch squid with jigs one-two at a time. Besides, you can't eat 500 of them anyway, can you?

The easiest way to cook them is stir-fry. Just cut them up in rings or strips, and sautee with butter or olive oil, with chopped garlic, salt, pepper, and perhaps chopped basil or parsely for 10-20 seconds until they change color from opaque to white. Deep fried calamari is also good, and a very simple version is to put the cut squid in a plastic bag, pour some salt, pepper & flour mix, and then shake the whole bag. Put the squid in hot oil and deep fry for 20-30 seconds until crisp. sprinkle lemmon and eat. It's faster than using thick batter, and less cooking time means tenderer squid.

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#20217 Puget Sound, Wa (2010 Season)

Posted by anthonyt23 on 03 August 2010 - 09:39 AM

Has anyone tried Seattle or Edmonds latley ? Want to get some squid just hate getting skunked. Would be thankful for any info .

Ive been out to seattle a handful of times the last couple months and havent caught hardly any....there are squid out there, the swim around my jigg and laugh at me in pods. Better luck at Redondo, and some guys really can pull them in, i dont know what it is, went out and tried day fishing there not too long ago and caught 1 while the one other guy standing next to me must of pulled in 20. hopefully things start to get better. Does anyone know of any spots out near chelton or on the Hooh Canal, a buddy of mine has a cabin out there and i wouldnt mind tryin to catch a few squid. Also went to Les Davis 2 nights ago, high tide zero wind, and not a squid to be found, not even anyone else out fishing for them....
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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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