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#1 #1duck

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 10:55 AM

Has anyone tried fishing for squid on Prince william sound, alaska?
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 03:54 PM

Has anyone tried fishing for squid on Prince william sound, alaska?


You bet there is squid there!!!! I have some customers that started doing it a couple years ago. Here is an email I got from one customer in October 2005. They fished them out of Valdez Sept 2005. I had some pictures, but can't find them. From what I saw from the pictures the squid are somewhat red in color, and they were about 1 - 2 pounds in size. They also have quite a lot of Octopus available there as well. Spring time is also a good time, and can catch them on the piers that have good lighting.

"On our first trip, we used a coleman lantern hung over the stern of the boat. Using trout rods, we started jigging at the depths we saw "fish" on our depth sounder. We hooked our first squid in 5 minutes or less and were really surprised at the size. It was close to 16" long, squirted the heck out of us and we weren't quite sure how to handle it! Since then, we've really researched the species and can be fairly sure that is is the "magister armhook squid". The largest of our squid actually have hooks like cat's claws on their long tentacles. They are great table fare, don't skin easily, but will be a great winter diversion here in Valdez. You've got a great website. I hope to send some business you way. My friends and acquaintences are quite excited about squidding in Valdez!"

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 07:13 AM

Thanks for the info. I cant wait to give it a try. I was wondering if it would be enough light from a glow jig or maybe on of those small under water lights that you attach to your fishing line to atract squid. There is no peir near me that is lit up . Also wondering what jigs I should start with.
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Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:28 AM

Duck,
I fish in PWS. I have spoke to people that fish them out of whittier.
Just like the shrimp and halibut holes.. All hush, hush quiet.
We have just started fishing black cod and shortraker rockfish @ 1500'.
I had my curiosity raised when I heard some folks discussing it.
If I learn anything, I will pass it on.
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