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#1 Wes

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Posted 22 January 2003 - 09:03 PM

I have caught calamari mostly around the bottom of the tide. Can others elaborate on when they catch their squid?
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#2 skipper

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Posted 08 February 2003 - 12:05 AM

Hi Wes, I used to go by the tides religiously once, But not anymore, I used to syke myself up so much when I thought I was going to clean up, I had the full run in tide to fish, I had fresh bait, the weather was perfect, I had the best spot on the pier, and you guessed it ZIPPO ! NIL ! NOTHING ! :lol then I've gone other times with old bait thats been in the freezer for months, weather was lousy, pier was standing room only, and I bagged out ! GO FIGURE ! :huh: Now I go regardless of weather or tides, and you know what, I catch as many squid now as I did when I took great care of tides, weather, the moral here is Wes just go as many times as you possibly can, look at it this way, the more trips you put in the more chances you have, just look at how many trips all the good snapper fisherman put in through the season, and how many they catch as compared to the weekend worriors that just go every other week? something to think about :lol regards Peter d.
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#3 Wes

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Posted 08 February 2003 - 06:08 PM

You are right Peter d, I should try all conditions, and I do try everytime I go out to get calamari. It seems that the best times for me happen to be at the bottom of the tide. I fish from a boat and maybe I should try other spots at different parts of the tide. At Tootgarook, the calamari stop when the flow of water is fast. Hence the action appears at the ends of the tides. I will keep a religious register of these conditions and share them with all at the end of the year. :lol

Yeah, I know I should have been doing this already, but I'm a lazy fisherman. Serves me right..
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Posted 10 February 2003 - 08:29 PM

Hi Wes, I've been tied up with work lately so I haven't been fishing and I've lost touch with what's happeneing out in the bay, have you been out or have you heard if the squidding 's been good or bad? Glen must be busy too because he's been MIA on the boards lately as well. peter d.
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Posted 11 February 2003 - 06:50 AM

he guys,

i went to mt martha on saturday and there was heaps of very small squid around. i caught about 6 by just suspending a small green jig under a float. was hoping for some garfish but none were about.

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Posted 11 June 2003 - 07:53 PM

My recent experience is that I have done better around the change of low tide. This is mainly fishing off Flinders jetty and Brighton pier where there is already a bit of depth and weed cover around. Some of the Queenscliff jetty regulars swear by the high tide and that would make sense as it very shallow. I think the high tide/low tide is location specific with the flow of currents associated with the tide being more important than the tide itself.
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Posted 11 June 2003 - 10:13 PM

Hey guys
First off let me say the other posting under the name supersquid is not mine. (Edit: Hi Supersquid I deleted the other one. Thanks for the tip off.)
Ok tides
I mainly fish Queenscliff and have found two hours before high tide the most productive especially if it occurs around middnight just after a full moon
I have also found the last hour of the run out tide to be very productive at times. But I have had some nights when tides didnt make a difference
and have caught squid at all levels of water movement
Queenscliff is sometimes very productive just before dawn with a rising tide
But I also used to go by the tide theory and whilst I still keep tides in mind
I know that the action can start at anytime



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Posted 30 January 2004 - 10:47 PM

:D Gday everyone
new to the site and just started squiding,went to port hacking the other night and caught zilch.although the bloke next to me says he cleaned up a couple of nights before.So the first thing that pops into my head is the tides.ARE there specific tides to squid or just the time of day.I started about an hour before sunset and 3 hours after. Thanks for any info

Beakman :(
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Posted 31 January 2004 - 01:20 AM

Hi beakman,

The Squid fishing FAQ would be a good place to start.

Cheers, Glen
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 06:06 AM

g'day Beakman,

Port Hacking is a very productive squiding ground. Just look for any jetty with some light at night and you'll see em. remember using very small jigs, preferably size 1 'cause they're small, perfect for bait. If you need specific spots, send me a PM. regards, TTL
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Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:00 PM

:au:

I got a squid jig for Christmas a few years back and had never used it.

Went out on a runabout (to Yoemans in Cowan Waters Sydney) to try it out tonight, in the first cast (literally in the first 2 minutes) i had pulled up a squid! About half an hour later i had another! Stayed for about another hour but had to go to the toilet so bad i had to go home.

Anyway, squidding rocks! It was heaps of fun. Although i have now learnt not to put the squid next to a big chunk of ice - the weight burst the ink sacks and i had lots of fun cleaning them.

Just a question. When i went out it was a super low tide. .007 i think which is like the lowest you get all year round. I was fishing about half an hour after low tide - the tide was coming in when i was fishing but really low still. What tide movements are good for squid??

I'm excited!

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 09:54 PM

I would of thought that just before high tide would be the best,but different areas would produce different results I guess

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 01:57 PM

Went out again at a really low tide and bagged 3 squid in ten minutes. Then the tide changed and started coming in - sat there for about two more hours and nothing. Could be coincidence, but a really low outgoing tide seems pretty good to me.

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Posted 10 February 2005 - 01:04 PM

well done Nlok and thanks for the report.
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Posted 28 February 2005 - 10:51 AM

g'day Beakman,

Port Hacking is a very productive squiding ground. Just look for any jetty with some light at night and you'll see em. remember using very small jigs, preferably size 1 'cause they're small, perfect for bait. If you need specific spots, send me a PM. regards, TTL

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Hi Beakman, i'm new to wquid fishing and looking for a few spots, I live in the shire, can you advise same spots for me?

thanks ,Talbs
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Posted 28 February 2005 - 11:15 AM

talbs, have a look in the NSW sub-forum

http://www.squidfish...hp?showforum=22
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 01:59 PM

Howdy I'm new too

Clear water is the single biggest factor for me. Forget fishing dirty water, unless its really deep.
Second would be not tooo much current, if u are fishing a spot with a ripping current, then it would be best fished around the change of the tide.

I like to drift so not tooo much wind either otherwise jags dont go down deep enough and they move too fast.

My two cents
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#18 kingyfisher

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 07:58 AM

Hi all to new squidders
Squid hunt by sight therefore clear water is essentail to the feeding
Light at night
High Clearwater tide
And scent are important
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:46 AM

Never noticed a difference when fishing out of a boat.There is always some fingerface that wants to pick on that poor little pink prawn jig. :th
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