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Posted 08 November 2003 - 06:45 AM

Hi everybody!
My name is Vinko,and I live in Croatia.
I am pretty tight with english but I would try to do my best.
Today I was in squid fishing first time,and I haven't catch any.
I am not sure what have I did wrong! Some guys near me caught 2 squids.
I was using 2 types of jigs, number 3.0(10cm) with blue and orange colours.
Water deep in fishing area is about 6 meters,and is known as a good fishing position.
3 hours I've been throwing the jigs in all directions, but without sucess.
This is my technik:
I throw the jig,and then I give her 15 seconds to sink,and then I pull her back with short jerks!
The time of fishing was 4pm-7pm.
Please help because next time I really want to cath the squid.
Thanks,and stay the best!
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Posted 08 November 2003 - 10:20 PM

Hi Vinko,

Welcome to the forums.

It sounds like your technique is OK. When you make the "short jerks" try to vary this. For example, pause for a couple of seconds in between jerks. Or do strong jerks and soft ones. Also vary your line retrieve speed. Try fast and slow. Generally slow is better for me.

You might also like to try suspending a squid jig under a float. Set it so that the jig will be a metre or two above the sea floor. This often works quite well for me. You do not need to jerk the jig if using a float. If a squid grabs the jig, then the float should be pulled under the surface and you will know you have caught a squid!

What technique is used by the other people who caught the squid? If I were you I would copy what they do! Maybe you can stand close to them so you can see how they make their fishing rigs.

All the best,

Glen :unsure: :angry:
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Posted 09 November 2003 - 12:21 AM

Thanks Glen :unsure:
I would try to copy them,but you know how are people react on that....
'' Kid take some other place,or I'll.... :D ''
By the way how does squid takes the jig. I've seen your movie which is excellent,but do you feel the squid when she attacks,like a fish? Some people tells me that you feel only a bigger weight and that's it.
Thanks
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Posted 09 November 2003 - 01:32 PM

Hi Vinko,

You will feel extra weight yes this is true. Also, squid try to pull away in bursts. So you will feel this surging movement.

Best of luck, :unsure:

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Posted 23 November 2003 - 05:10 AM

Hi Glen!
Your advices have created a sucess.
2 squids today in my bag. I'am very happy.
They are very nice,and now I'm going to see your cooking advices :D
Also take a look at croatian original squid jigs at www.dtd.hr
I think that we make the best jigs in world.
The link is named: '' Mamci za lignje''

Thanks again
Vinko
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Posted 24 November 2003 - 08:55 AM

Hi Vinko,

Thanks for the link to the dtd website. The jigs look great. Perhaps they are the best in the world!

Regards, Glen :rolleyes:
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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:06 AM

Hi Vinko and Glen,
I fish squid only for a bait and sometimes is problem for me. It is iporant to me couse I need a few squid for fishing. This year is very bad. Maybe is to much dorado fish in Adriatic area. Last weekend I couth 300 kg of this sort in one day. Trolling with peace of squid. Just maybe couse of that. I squiding with 3 jiggs on 40-50m deep in day and 15-25m in night with ilumination. On sunlight is much better for me. In one our is 2-10 squid everytime. The wight is 0,30-1,00 kg. I try to learn a new squid systems. Every detail is helpfull.
So, sorry (again) for bed English. I tray to be better in squid fishing and english

marin

ps My home is on the beach ( near Zadar)
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Posted 11 December 2003 - 02:56 AM

Oh, I forget something. I was reading Your text and I saw Your pictures. The squid in Croatia is totaly different. Colour and build and system for fishing and time of fishing. The best time in Croatia is winter. In this period squid comes from deep see in few metar area to make the eggs ( I don't know the word), don't smile. The best colour for us is green and orange. The best time is night with full moon. We also trolling squid and this is most sucesfull teh. Speed is 1-2 knots, 25 m from boat in 2-5m deep. We use Rapala jiggs( the bigger one). The best colour is orange. This jigg have some action left-right. Last year I cauth 75kg in one night (full moon, calm see). This year is really bad for that and I fishing only in sunny day on 30-50m deep. That gives result. Down I have one big sviel jigg ( Yo-zuri 150g) Up to that I have one green jig approx. 80cm from sviel jig on 15cm long terminal (I hope You understand). Up that on 80cm I have the another jigg. The same size, orange colour, also on 15cm terminal. The terminal can move about 10cm up-down. Before few days I cauth in ones 3 squid. Evrey squid is about 1kg. Big suprise for me! deep was 32m. This day I cauth the another few squid. Every was big. Deep 32-39m. The deepest see were I cauth the squid it was 76m. The small squid looks like big one when you trolling from this deept.
On board I have life-bait pool and I can release squid after two days in pool. If I have not a pool squid live about 1h in one liter of watter. In winter longer, in summer kurtzer(D). It depence of watter surf temperature.
Uf. That is incredible if You undersand anything. This is hard.

Regards
marin
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Posted 10 January 2004 - 07:02 AM

Hi Marin !
Looks like bad winter this season ha?
I am squiding from coast with lots of other fishermans in Strozanac near Split.
Terrible season. No big squids. Every time I get small ones.
Maybe next month would be better.

Vinko
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Posted 13 January 2004 - 05:08 PM

It would be great if someone could post a photo of a squid caught in croatia.

Thanks, Glen :(
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 08:49 PM

I would try to do my best, since I don't have a digital camera.
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Posted 21 January 2004 - 02:15 PM

Hey do any of you know where you could by some squid for like an aqurium?

Thanks,

P. S. I f you do just send a quick email to ikespay@hotmail.com
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Posted 21 January 2004 - 05:54 PM

hi uriah,

try the following website. might be useful

http://www.tonmo.com/
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Posted 23 October 2004 - 08:21 PM

Oh, I forget something. I was reading Your text and I saw Your pictures. The squid in Croatia is totaly different. Colour and build and system for fishing and time of fishing. The best time in Croatia is winter. In this period squid comes from deep see in few metar area to make the eggs ( I don't know the word), don't smile. The best colour for us is green and orange. The best time is night with full moon. We also trolling squid and this is most sucesfull teh. Speed is 1-2 knots, 25 m from boat in 2-5m deep. We use Rapala jiggs( the bigger one). The best colour is orange. This jigg have some action left-right. Last year I cauth 75kg in one night (full moon, calm see). This year is really bad for that and I fishing only in sunny day on 30-50m deep. That gives result. Down I have one big sviel jigg ( Yo-zuri 150g) Up to that I have one green jig approx. 80cm from sviel jig on 15cm long terminal (I hope You understand). Up that on 80cm I have the another jigg. The same size, orange colour, also on 15cm terminal. The terminal can move about 10cm up-down. Before few days I cauth in ones 3 squid. Evrey squid is about 1kg. Big suprise for me!  deep was 32m. This day I cauth the another few squid. Every was big. Deep 32-39m. The deepest see were I cauth the squid it was 76m. The small squid looks like big one when you trolling from this deept.
On board I have life-bait pool and I can release squid after two days in pool. If I have not a pool squid live about 1h in one liter of watter. In winter longer, in summer kurtzer(D). It depence of watter surf  temperature.
Uf. That is incredible if You undersand anything. This is hard.

Regards
marin

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could you make a sketch or yrs system ?

many thanks
with best regards
squid fisherman fron Nord Adriatic

Josip
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 07:40 PM

Hi everybody!
My name is Vinko,and I live in Croatia.
I am pretty tight with english but I would try to do my best.
Today I was in squid fishing first time,and I haven't catch any.
I am not sure what have I did wrong! Some guys near me caught 2 squids.
I was using 2 types of jigs, number 3.0(10cm) with blue and orange colours.
Water deep in fishing area is about 6 meters,and is known as a good fishing position.
3 hours I've been throwing the jigs in all directions, but without sucess.
This is my technik:
I throw the jig,and then I give her 15 seconds to sink,and then I pull her back with short jerks!
The time of fishing was 4pm-7pm.
Please help because next time I really want to cath the squid.
Thanks,and stay the best!

Hi Vinko
I am going to Pula and then sailing for 2 weeks on 24th June. What colour squid jigs do you recommend. Also what other fishing other than trolling? Can you fish the bottom with success? Regards
Peter
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