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#1 scissorhands

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 01:49 PM

Just bought lures and floats today and finished my tackle set up. Havnt fished much for a few 'cough' years so wish me luck at the Takapuna boat ramp tonight. Have been keeping an eye on the locals and some good catches are happening
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 03:58 PM

OK Great! If you catch any please post some pics!!! Cheers, Glen :th
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Posted 21 August 2008 - 10:49 PM

Pics yeah right! first hour 5 others and I caught nothing, then this old Korean guys turns up and catches 5 in 40 minutes! I never even got a take....cant figure out where I'm wrong unless my smaller lures/colours are wrong...back to the drawing board and still to catch my first squid....
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Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:00 PM

try again tonight
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:33 AM

Copy the Korean guy!!! He obviously is doing it right :th
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:46 AM

Thanks for the support Glen
Last night was not so good, 12 rods in the water and I think 4 x 14" squid in 2 hours .
The Korean guy got 2. I was the only one speaking english so I really wanted to talk, but the Hong Kong guy wasnt there and is the only talker, 'face' comes into it around ones peers I think.
Mr Korea had zip in the first hour and then did a tackle change and caught squid. I think they are tieing flesh to the lures or something....I suppose one day I'll get it right! The Taiwanese lure shop will probably help me, they are only 2km from the fishing spot. But again English is a wee problem.

I'll phone them now.
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 10:41 AM

OK well I hope the shop is some help!!! Try using some prawn jigs and cast and retrieve them (using just one rod). It might be more effective than having lots of jigs under floats using multiple rods.
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Posted 23 August 2008 - 01:58 PM

The Taiwanese shop guy showed me his own cache of lures. He reckons if you have no love with one try a different one until you get a squid or go home if none work. He also said tieing bait to the lure is a waste of time as squid rely on sight and not smell. His fav was a 3'5 white with fluro pink head with very high luminescnence

Anyways, I went down at low tide and found 4 lures today so I have a collection of 8 to rotate now.

I've tried 2.5-4's and different colours, retrieve with a jigging motion or 2 under a float.

I used to fish alot and spearfish as well but had been busy elsewhere for 15 years until recently. Even though I havnt caught a squid yet I am in a better mood and humour just from being on the rocks with a rod in hand.

I think I'm hooked again.
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Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:36 AM

Quite a few of the guys use 4 lures on their leaders and small ones not the great big ones. Korean guys are normally very good at squidding watch them with eagle eyes. Most of them jig for squid. You using any light? or are you under street lamps? Im not that experienced at squidding but if you want a fishing partner sometime let me know. I not living on the shore though.

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#10 scissorhands

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 12:04 PM

Sure. We could meet at the boat ramp or wherever your fishing. I had a surf today at Milford and Takapuna boat ramp. Quite good for the city after yesterdays wind and storm. I'm probably not on for tonight, tide is 2.30am. Light winds tonight and swell will probably be quite small later today so could be okay. My email is fcollette@orcon.net.nz I'm in Grey Lynn. I'm pretty much copying the Korean guy I think. He couldnt pick his nose without me noticing.
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 09:09 PM

Finally success. 3 tonight, yay! We had a storm for a few days so didnt do anything over the weekend. I have photos how do I put them up? sorry cant figure it out, I have them on a memory card viewed thru 'my computer'...I want to learn more about squid habits and how to stalk them properly. I'm sure they are quite smart?
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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:37 PM

hi scissor, you will probably need to compress the photos before you can upload them. see some info here if you are not sure how to do this already:

http://www.squidfish...p?showtopic=685
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#13 scissorhands

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:49 PM

Too hard basket sorry. Largest was around 300mm body only.
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 04:42 AM

Too hard basket sorry. Largest was around 300mm body only.


Well done! 3 in one night is good! heres your photo

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:15 AM

Nice Catch!

Cant wait to get out of the house and catch squid again. It's so cold and gloomy these days
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:14 AM

Last night was nice, little wind...I wear a beanie and dont feel cold at all, no gloom when your fishing!
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:02 PM

Too hard basket sorry. Largest was around 300mm body only.


Feel free to email me pics and I can shrink them for you.

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:03 PM

Thanks for that Glen. I'll start taking my camera down to the spot and send you a whole bunch if you like? Some day time ones so you can see the terrain....let me know if you have a preference...

I've had a look at this site but I was hoping to read more about feeding, migration, spawning, ideal time to fish, and squid habits in general. Also underwater lights versus car headlights on poles and car batteries. Glow stick jigs/ baited jigs/ etc etc etc. Squidd jigging in Auckland is only a very recent thing (few years). I'm concerned about sustainability, maybe unneccessarily. I suppose its been popular in Melborne for a much longer time?

Any ideas where a good tutorial summises these squid habits in a compact sort of way?
I'm quite intrigued by these mysterious creatures with huge eyes.

The largest collosal suid caught last year has been in the media recently and I recently saw the movie 'the squid and the whale' and recently another animated movie about a sperm whale which I have forgotten the name of, so its the year of the squid for me.

Had a brief look tonight at a new spot and one guy had caught 7 squid in a couple of hours.

I tried for 40min with a #4 blue but no luck.

Does anyone know if ink residue on a cloth covered jig, puts squid off? If so i suppose a good scrub in hot soapy water?
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Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:34 PM

hi scissor, any photos are fine for me.

as for the info you seek, it is spread throughout the site. i think we have probably dealt with every squid fishing question imaginable in the last 8 years since the site started up. easiest is to use the "search" function to find stuff. or you can do a google "site search" too if you prefer that. i am not aware of any nice summary of all that stuff.

cheers, glen
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 08:25 PM

The Taiwanese shop guy showed me his own cache of lures. He reckons if you have no love with one try a different one until you get a squid or go home if none work. He also said tieing bait to the lure is a waste of time as squid rely on sight and not smell. His fav was a 3'5 white with fluro pink head with very high luminescnence

Anyways, I went down at low tide and found 4 lures today so I have a collection of 8 to rotate now.

I've tried 2.5-4's and different colours, retrieve with a jigging motion or 2 under a float.

I used to fish alot and spearfish as well but had been busy elsewhere for 15 years until recently. Even though I havnt caught a squid yet I am in a better mood and humour just from being on the rocks with a rod in hand.

I think I'm hooked again.
Nature is a winner.



First time writing on this forum. I am one of Korean squid fishermen and I believe that I am using almost same tackles and fishing technique that "The Korean Guys" had and used on that day. They probably used squid jig with different color according to the condition of sea on that day. Normally, they use a jig with bright color with very high luminescnence in muddy water and a dark color jig for clear water to avoid wairness and give best attraction to squid as long as I know.

Even though the Taiwanese shop guy said tieing bait to the lure is a waste of time as squid rely on sight and not smell, tieing bait to the lure can increase in the time squid holds the lure because squid also prefer to have protein as their food. When squid comes to the lure and finds it is not a real prawn and just a hard plastic or wood that they can not chew or eat, they do run away if you dont notice their bite or you do not hook them quickly, so I think tied bait can remain squid on the jig util we notice their bite and we hook them. Of course, I use a very thin and small piece of salted bonito with skin on it using bait cord to avoid changing the shape of the shrimp.

Also, I use jigging motion to give realistic motion to the jig but I do use a little float to allow a jig to sink to the depth I want to fish and give time to squid to attack it about 7 seconds after giving jigging motion.

I do not go squid fishing frequently recently because of business but when I went fishing for squid, I used to catch more than 10 within 2hours and I think that it was because proper use of jig color for that day, tide, the charateristics of the location matched and also tied bait helped, compared to other fishermen with less amount of squid than I caught.

Sorry for grammartic errors but I tried my best so Please do not blame me. :beer

Edited by BlackList, 23 October 2008 - 08:35 PM.

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