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#1 Jazman

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Posted 07 October 2003 - 04:37 PM

Hi all
I have been doing some internet searches for squid, and I came across some interesting info on giant Humboldt Squid. They can grow to 6 feet long, and guys regularly catch them to 4 feet! Baja is well known for them.
Try looking at:

http://www.bajadesti...afish020815.htm

There are also some cool videos at:

http://www.dvfootage.....r=bobcranston

Enjoy
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Posted 08 October 2003 - 08:53 AM

Hi Jazman,

That video footage at the second link is amazing stuff. You won't get me jumping into the water with these squid! ;) :lol

Glen :th ;)
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Posted 08 October 2003 - 04:23 PM

Also check out:

http://www.bajadesti...02/hb020902.htm

It's massive!! And it says it took the guy an hour and a half to land!

I'll be Baja-bound pretty soon, I reckon............

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Posted 08 October 2003 - 04:34 PM

OK guys, this is the last Humboldt squid link, I promise........(and probably the best...read the story!):

http://diver.net/sea...nd/f_scottc.htm

Jaz ;)
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Posted 14 October 2003 - 04:06 PM

That is awesome - are those things edible - if they are im moving there - 100pd squid!!! WOAH!!! :huh:
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SA - the land of the bigger fish. The fish on the east, measure the least, but if you head west, you'll be bringing in the best!!

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Posted 16 February 2004 - 03:57 PM

I caught some of these squid off of Bahia de Los Angeles in the Sea of Cortez in Easter week 2002. Very impressive, and agressive, fish with beaks the size of the largest macaw, and large suction cups with small teeth in them! I'm sure a biologist would laugh at my description, but those cups drew blood on the arm of my fishing guide and I looked at them carefully - there was a circle of sharp teeth inside all of the large cups.

Attached is a photo of a squid my little girl caught. Big critter.
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Posted 16 February 2004 - 07:04 PM

hi bruno,

no photo! perhaps the image size was too large? Try shrinking the file size down by resizing the image.

Cheers,

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 09:28 AM

glen, is there any chance you could make the limit 300kb?
only a suggestion, feel free to knock it back.. :)

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 10:39 AM

200 should be heaps! the problem is no one knows how to shrink photos! its really easy people! over a dial up internet connection, a 300k is way too big to view comfortably.

maybe what i will do is put some instructions somewhere to explain to people how to shrink photos.

ideally the forum would automatically shrink the photo for people. this might be available in the future.
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:37 PM

so how do you shrink photos?
i suppose i could use photoshop or something but i cant be stuffed installing it :) .

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Posted 17 February 2004 - 03:49 PM

A lot of those basic image viewing programs can resize images. you don't need photoshop. if you visit a website like tucows.com i am sure there will be heaps of free programs you can download.

There are two main ways of shrinking a photo:

1) You change its size (i.e. width and height are reduced)

2) You reduce the resolution (e.g. you reduce the image quality of a jpeg).

I usually try to make photos in the photo gallery about 500 pixels wide. The height varies of course depending on the orginal dimensions.

Cheers, Glen
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Posted 17 February 2004 - 08:44 PM

k, thanks for that info.. :)

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 11:04 PM

Just returned from trip to Cabo and fished the Humboldt squid. To read an article about the trip complete with photos, visit http://www.cabosbest.com and look for the IN THE NEWS section on the home page. THe article is titled "Humboldt Squid Invade Cabo" and is available in PDF format with larger photos or in html format. Enjoy the read!
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 11:43 PM

thanks cabo and welcome to the forums! :th

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