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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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#29312 Newport Ri 2016 Squid Season

Posted by tongvo on 20 May 2016 - 09:59 PM

Newport squid fishing was excellent last night. 

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As I can see from many nights of fishing and  I love fishing under the Newport bridge at night.  I noticed that the squids surfaced on top because there are fish (scups, sea robbins) lurking on the bottom looking for a squid meal.

I think squids that come to the light always want to feed, no matter what depth.  The are not "uninterested", they just scattered or moved to prevent being eaten.  Sometimes you just need to present your bait at certain depth where the squid can feed.  As always, I fish with my fish finder on because I can see where the school of squid hangs out.  They can be 15 feet below your boat, or at the bottom.  I use three squid jigs tied to the dropper loop.  I cut the dropper loop circle so there's only 1 line and tied the jig about 6 inches or 7 inches out.  Don't tie them too short.  Squid might not have a chance to grab your squid jigs if you move them up and down too fast with a short line.  Tie them a little longer so that you have water resistance (slow down) and allow enough time for squid to grab your jig. The jigs tied to the dropper loop present a swimming action that looks like the bait fish.  I use 3 ounce sinker.  I use 3 oz sinker because the water current can be strong and will hold bottom.  Even in the middle depth around 10 or 15 feet.  The 3 ounces sinker allow your line to stand in the vertical position even with the strong current. This way your jigs looks like swimming bait.  The squid will attack your jigs. I see people doing "jig" action too fast up and down.  "Jig" slow.  Sometime you jig once, then wait a few seconds, then "jig" again.  Or you "jig" 2 or 3 times fast, then stop for a few seconds..count to 20..then lift your pole slowly..I do this and always have luck with a squid grabbed to my jig or jigs..good luck.  Hope this help.

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#29171 Newport Ri 2016 Squid Season

Posted by skwidbert on 27 April 2016 - 05:54 AM

Rain tonight? Who cares right?!
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#28924 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by Gilligan on 26 August 2015 - 09:03 PM

Never wearing light color squiding again!----"If you get cranky without your silk hanky you'd better steer clear of the squid jigin" grounds!" A line from a great song called "Squid Jiggin' Grounds" by Ed McCurdy. If you guys haven't heard it you can find it on youtube. It's hilarious!! One verse:


 Says Bobby the squid are on top of the water, I've just got my jigger 'bout one fathom down

 When a squid in the boat squirted rigght down his throat

 And they're swearin' like mad on the squid jiggin ground

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#28894 North Shore Squid - 2015

Posted by Gunslinger on 11 July 2015 - 09:04 AM

Post it again!! Lol

ok, here's the biggest so far...
Big squid
and the littlest so far...
Lil squid

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#28824 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by tongvo on 29 May 2015 - 09:50 PM

This season is not over yet boys.  I think the heavy squid numbers will be in this weekend.  I went on Monday under the Newport Bridge and at around 12:30AM.  The bite was heavy, it lasted for like an hour and a half.  Big tubes.  But it was really windy condition, and I was too tired to add more jigs to my rig.  I was using 3 classic squid jigs and a sinker.  I fished the bottom using this rig.  I also used the the coleman jigs seen from the photo below.  I let it go 10~15ft slow sinking..and got big tubes jigging this way too.  Go out there boys..season's still in full swing..I am going tonight..hope you see more boats out there...

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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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#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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#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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#28364 Newport Ri 2015 Squid Season

Posted by Gilligan on 18 April 2015 - 04:04 AM

$17 is too much!! Tomo has Naory RH 1.8B warm jackets for 12 bucks. How much were they at Lucky's? I was at Ocean State last year and he did't have much in the way of Yamashitas and he was higher in price than Lucky or Tomo. What's the white chin? I have a white one with a red head area that worked well last fall, but I tried several different Naorys in size and color and they all did equally well. I could only get the Naory 1.5 (the little one) in the light weight last year and although it took forever to sink it definitely slew the squids. Tomo also sells the nifty jig hook covers that are fantastic as you can keep a bunch in your pockets without them snagging on everything. There are pics of these cool little gizmos in my gallery here if you wish to see what they look like. (click on my user name and go to "gallery")

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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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#25835 squid tube

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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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#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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#22802 The Squid are on!

Posted by dimi1994 on 18 July 2011 - 12:07 PM

I'm new to this forum but suddenly have a craze for catching squid so I thought I would sign up.

Okay so last week I was down at black point where my dad has a place (I'm 17). I drove down with one of my mates and the weather was great. (no wind, clear waters etc). It was a dodge tide so I wasn't liking our chances of fish off the beach so we decided to throw in a few squid lines with floats on and jarvis walker razor backs as the sun set and ended up catching a dozen squid within an hour between us.

The next day we decided to put a little row boat in (could also have easily been done with a canoe or any boat at all- the weather was that great!) and rowed out about 400-500 metres off shore to where there were sea weed. At first we anchored and tried our luck without floats and only got about 6 in an hour. We then decided to pull up anchor and just drift along. There was a slight breeze that took us from the point towards the boat ramp. We bagged out on squid within 3 hours and the time just flew! Some were quite small, but majority were over 1.5kg. We found that the best spot was about 500 metres-1 kilometre out from the boat ramp down at black point (it sounds a long way but on a nice day it is very easy to get out- we were in a 40 year old row boat which could barely fit 1 person let alone 2 and that was just fine). We did not try with bait and only used razor back squid jags, but they worked a treat! Just thought I would share that the 1.5 hour drive was well worth it. I would predict that Ardrossan would be the same around now or anywhere around that area.

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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
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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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