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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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#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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#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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#25966 Newport Ri 2013 Squid Season

Posted by RESCUE17 on 03 May 2013 - 04:41 AM

Thinking of having this shirt made up.
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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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#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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#23228 Humboldt Squid

Posted by Sculpin on 29 October 2011 - 01:30 AM

Humboldt squid are coast, so you will need to get on a decent-sized boat out of somewhere like Westport during the summer. I am pretty sure there are no opportunities in the Straights of Juan de Fuca or Puget Sound. The jigs are quit large (~1 foot in length and +/- 12 oz.), so you will want a medium rod and a level wind reel with at least 500 feet of line. Braid will allow you to feel the strike better than monofilament at great depth. Haven't done it myself yet, but plan to next summer. You'll have to settle for the much smaller pacific squid (market squid) through the fall/winter, but there are opportunities for catching them throughout Puget Sound off public piers.
Good Luck!

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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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#27907 Newport Ri 2014 Squid Season

Posted by ejburbank on 30 May 2014 - 10:13 PM

I haven't fished GI in a few years, but the sad thing is they had trash cans on the bridge and at the parking site and people still threw it on the ground.  And yes, they look at you like you are from Mars if you pick it up or mention that we might not be fishing here much longer if this keep up.  The city of Newport could easily shut down the bridge to all fishing if they wanted to.  Especially when you have the hotel at the end of the bridge and the "beautiful" people might not like seeing the trash there.  I started fishing JT and it is starting to get the same way.  DEM will not hesitate to close it down.

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