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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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#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...

Newport Squid2015 7
Newport Squid2015 1
Newport Squid2015 5

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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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#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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#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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#28239 Puget Sound, WA (2014 season)

Posted by realfloor on 09 December 2014 - 10:14 AM

Yes, Where are you catching these limits. Camradere between squidders is a good thing, since the squid come, and then they are gone. I have always told the location, tide, and  date with any catch I have gotten.

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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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#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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#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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#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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#24587 Newport Ri 2012 Squid Season

Posted by pot0mon on 04 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

Water has been very dirty as of late. I think thats why it's been slow, along with blues and bass being around chasing them around the bay. The water should clear up in less than a week, given that there is no storm coming threw. Couple of in and out tides, the water will be nice and clear again.

The full moon fishing thing..I hate fishing a full moon, never any luck. During a full moon the tides get higher/lower and the currents are stronger. Making small fish like squid not to be able to stay in one area.

On a normal night at a place I fish, I would be able to hold ground with #3 or #4 sinker during fast currents. But when a full moon is in effect, I wasn't even able to stay with #7 sinker. I'm not trying to find out Saturday what size sinker I'll need to hold ground.
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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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#21782 Newport Ri 2011 Squid Season

Posted by Tatonka on 23 March 2011 - 07:03 AM

Does anyone know if the bridge is open/not restricted this year? I know last year it was under construction so everyone packed into ft wetherill. Hoping that won't be the case this year. I want another season like 2006

Is all finished. :thumbsup2:

Prolly start out middle Appril for a go. Who knows????? :rod:
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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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