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#1 Guest_William_*

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 01:49 PM

Dear all,

I need help on the west coast to know what squid spots are available to me.

I have bought squid jig but not yet fished.

I live in San Francisco.

Thankyou to all in advance.

Will
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:13 PM

They are catching the giant Humbolt squid north of the Cordell Banks off small boats & sportfishing charter boats out of Bodega Bay- aproximately 25 miles out in 400' of water. There are reports of squid spotted west of Half Moon bay closer into shore. I'm sure boats will be fishing there soon.
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Posted 08 February 2005 - 01:28 PM

The numbers are roughly 05 & 25.

A couple boats are going out of Half Moon Bay on February 8, to see if we can find some further down the coast. Our success may be tracked on www.coastsidefishingclub.com

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#4 glen

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 03:13 PM

hi tom,

thanks for that info. I checked out your club site and its very informative. there are plenty of fishing reports in the forums area.

we recently setup a "giant squid" sub-forum to cater for the growing interest in humboldt squid and other large squid species. you might like to check it out.

Giant Squid Sub-Forum

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#5 squidpolice

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 02:13 PM

where are some good places this time of year to go squid fishing?

dont they usually pop around around nov-december?

how long are they in season for?
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Posted 30 December 2005 - 08:02 AM

Has anyone heard of giant humboldt squid turning up in Californian waters this year?

The following reports suggests the humboldts MAY be in the area -

San Francisco Chronicle
Thursday, December 29, 2005

...Mattusch also is on the lookout for Humboldt squid, the very same species he hounded through last winter. He made an exploratory trip a few weeks back, marked what he thought were squid, then eventually gave up in the Mattusch version of extreme frustration: "No one could reach the bottom with the way the wind was going, pushing the boat sideways. That's just how it goes.


http://sfgate.com/cg...SPG7PGEH5Q1.DTL

Here is another report suggesting the humboldts are lurking in the Cordell Banks area.

Santa Cruz Sentinal
December 22, 2005

Bayside Marine's Todd Fraser made a foray out to the Monterey Bay Marine Canyon area in search of the giant Humboldt squid this week. Fishing in 700 feet of water, Fraser hoped to find schools of giant squid that frequented the area last winter. These squid can weigh up to 40 pounds each, are quite edible and provide a terrific fight on heavy tackle for the intrepid angler. He did not find any of the squid this time, but a skipper in the San Francisco area reported catching a few Humboldts last week in the Cordell Banks area, which buoys the hopes of our local squid anglers for some good mid-winter action.


http://www.santacruz...ies/07sport.htm
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#7 glen

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 10:21 PM

Sounds like the giant squid are ramping up in and around the San Francisco area:

Jan 28, 2006 - The Salmon Queen headed offshore for squid on Wednesday 1-25 and hit the jackpot at Cordell Banks. Their 19 anglers had the squid piled a foot thick on the deck with a final count of 412 of the beasts to 42 pounds. They are offering trips daily out of the Emeryville Sport Center.

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And there is a similar report at mercurynews.com (Posted on Thu, Jan. 26, 2006):

Craig Stone of Emeryville Sportfishing said the first giant squid trip Friday yielded excellent results for the New Salmon Queen out of Emeryville. Friday's trip brought in 228 giant squid to 40 pounds for the 17 anglers aboard. They were fishing 20 miles off the Marin County coastline. All the squid ranged from 20-40 pounds and were taken off of squid jigs. They were able to bring the squid up to just 10-20 feet under the boat, which contributed to the large catch. Boats will be back out through Sunday this week, weather permitting.

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#8 glen

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:55 AM

Fishing report

PACIFIC OCEAN

Craig Stone of Emeryville Sportfishing said the first giant squid trip out of Emeryville was a huge success. On Saturday, the New Salmon Queen finished with 180 giant squid to 50 pounds for its 19 anglers aboard, fishing up around Cordell Banks. The average squid was reported at about 40 pounds. Squid Jigs were the ticket, and most of the action was about 20 feet under the boat.


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Posted on Thu, Jan. 18, 2007
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 05:56 AM

where are some good places this time of year to go squid fishing?

dont they usually pop around around nov-december?

how long are they in season for?



If you're referring to Humboldt squid, they are catching them in the Monterey canyon. Check out the Bayside marine website for info.

http://www.baysidemarinesc.com/
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Posted 19 November 2008 - 07:06 PM

hi cliff, thanks for the tip,

cheers, glen :th
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