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#1 glen

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 01:43 PM

Hi everyone,

I got an email from bob earlier this week and he told me that:

"seattle pier 63 67 and 70 bring generator or battery lights
fish from dark to 12pm
and go home with your fair share"


I am hoping that someone can provide me with more details before I place this on the recommended fishing locations page.

Thanks, Glen
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Posted 30 July 2004 - 09:22 AM

:beer :th :woot: You know what .... the Squidding DownTown at the piers maybe good, but have you guys lost your sense of smell??? The squid and the fish caught there in the Seattle WaterFront has a nasty smell to it due to all the Ferry and Boat traffic. If you don't believe me, try comparing the smell of the squid from DownTown Seattle and the squid caught further south at Des Moines Pier and Redondo Pier. In fact, try comparing it with the Squid caught across the bay at Alki Beach in West Seattle. :beer Oh yeah, I bet the acidity level on the squid is off the charts from all the chemicals and stuff in the water. Check it out folks .... in fact, I am going to get one of those acid balance test kits and conduct my own research this year. I will report it back to Glen and all of you local Seattle Squidders.
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Posted 30 July 2004 - 01:40 PM

i wouldn't expect the acidity of the water to vary much since its salt water.

try to find out from your local EPA what the water quality is like.

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 07:49 AM

:th Loligo opalescence have avery short lifespan and thus soak up pollutants at a lower rate than longer lived species.
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Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:09 PM

Went to Seacrest Pier near Alki in West Seattle on Aug 5. Pier is just west of Salty's Restaurant along the waterfront. Good access, lots of parking, nice fishing pier.

Although it seemed early to be fishing for squid locally, there were fair numbers around. The squid were quite small 4-6", so smallest jigs seemed to work the best. I went home with about 20 for about 1 1/2 hours worth. Caught most of them on the "Puget Sound Squid Teaser" jig, although would have done better with one a little smaller. I think I will work on a smaller design for this series. My daugher was with me on this trip, she was trying to catch herring with some of my Sabiki Rigs, but hookup with with some squid instead.

I brought my own light down 250Watt High Pressure Sodium floodlight, marine batteries, and power inverter. REALLY works well for drawing in the squid.

I went last night Aug 7 to Les Davis Pier in Tacoma. Only caught two squid, didn't appear to be much around there. Brought my son with me, had him rigged up with some of my Sabiki Rigs, and he had a blast jerking in lots of herring.

Another guy on the pier was shark fishing, he caught about a 6' Six Gill Shark, brought it in, took some pictures and let it go.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 04:54 PM

Well done Jon, it's good to hear that you catch squid as well as sell jigs!
20 in 1.5 hours! That's good squid fishing!
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Posted 09 August 2004 - 04:58 PM

Of COURSE I do both SILLY!!!!! 20 wasn't bad for this time of year, as it's generally a fall sport in my area. QUITE small compared to the ones you get though, as these range only 4-6" this time of year. About 9-10" tops in the fall.

I'm probably gonna head out tomorrow evening and give it another shot. I've worked on a couple prototypes for some mini-jigs that I think will work GREAT!!!

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 12:48 PM

Finally got a break in the weather and got a chance to use some of the new "Puget Sound Squid Teasers" that I put together.....

Went out Sunday evening with my 10yr old son Steven, and was at the Seacrest pier at about 10:00. Fishing was pretty slow for most people :( but NOT for us.... We really TORE THEM UP!!!!! We finished up about 1am with 25 pounds of squid :beer :th :th !!!!! MAYBE it was the jigs I was using??? :th :th

Here's a photo of some of the new ones...... They feature a fully luminous center, with a soft outer covering, total length 2 1/4". I designed them so that they had a fluttering effect as you jigged them, and the squid were going crazy for them.

I'll have them listed on the site shortly....

At this rate, I have WAY TOO MUCH SQUID in the freezer!!!!! B)

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:06 PM

They look awesome Jon........
I guess you proved they work!!
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Posted 03 October 2004 - 08:36 AM

:ink  :ink  :ink  You know what .... the Squidding DownTown at the piers maybe good, but have you guys lost your sense of smell??? The squid and the fish caught  there in the Seattle WaterFront has a nasty smell to it due to all the Ferry and Boat traffic. If you don't believe me,  try comparing the smell of the squid from DownTown Seattle and the squid caught further south at Des Moines Pier and Redondo Pier. In fact, try comparing it with the Squid caught across the bay at Alki Beach in West Seattle. :P  Oh yeah, I bet the acidity level on the squid is off the charts from all the chemicals and stuff in the water. Check it out folks .... in fact, I am going to get one of those acid balance test kits and conduct my own research this year. I will report it back to Glen and all of you local Seattle Squidders.

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I think acidity is the least of your problems. Mercury, pcbs and heavy metals along with petroleom and chemical waste from one of the most industrialized waterways on the west coast. You are literally eating squid out of an EPA Superfund site. PCB levels are measured in parts per million here...NOT parts per billion as in most places. ANYTHING that grows and lives in Elliot bay is toxic!!! And many of the toxins (PCB's) are the type that hurt your unborn kids and you in 20 plus years.
I am not being alarmist or green or any of that crap.... You folks have got to realize that just because the piers are lined with people squidding does not change the fact that Elliot bay and the Duwamish river is one of the top 100 EPA Superfund sites and ranked in the top 250 most polluted waterways in the world!!!
Look at the millions of dollars they are spending at the terminals just south of the cruise ship terminal. Those guys shipping dirt out of there in plastic lined rail cars are not doing it for fun OR free. Thats millions of your tax dollars at work!!!

It never ceases to amaze me that people will eat this crap for 20 plus years and then can't figure out why they are dying of cancer at 50.

Also realize that the concentrations of mercury and PCB's diminish rapidly as you leave Elliot Bay. And migratory fish like Salmon spend very little time in the Elliot Bay food chain.
Squid spend their entire lives in a very small area and they are in the middle of the food chain. They eat shrimp, among other things and the shrimp in elliot bay are toxic bombs. Eat squid at your own risk???? I guess. I'll catch mine somewhere else.

Keep in mind I work in and around the Duwamish watershed. I know the location of several hundred monitering wells. I have seen the lab results of mud and bottom sediment samples taken from that area. You guys are nuts to eat squid from there!!!!!
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 09:26 PM

Toxic .............................. Go further south Brothers & Sisters. Seattle(DownTown)squid stinks like you would not believe!!! If you wanna kill yourselves, go ahead and continue to eat that crap out of Elliot Bay. There are other choices .....Des Moines fishing pier, Redondo & several other place towards Tacoma, stay away from piers where boat traffic is heavy. Good luck to you alll squidding and remember ..... eat the clean stuff!!!
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:07 PM

I agree with squidfreak about squidding downtown seattle. I do a lot of my squidding in Des Moines pier and Redondo.

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Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:15 AM

As a commercial fisher I can say that although the Duwamish waterway is very polluted, the waters of Elliot bay are not that toxic, or the sealife would not be there. These squid have such a short life span that they don't live long enough to soak up as much pollutants as the salmon, cod, and other long lived species around. The shrimping in Elliot Bay is incredible with more shrimp than perhaps any other place in Washington State. As to the smell, that probably does relate to the boat traffic, but I highly doubt that any health effects would result from eating the squid.
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 04:40 PM

:ink  :ink  :ink  You know what .... the Squidding DownTown at the piers maybe good, but have you guys lost your sense of smell??? The squid and the fish caught  there in the Seattle WaterFront has a nasty smell to it due to all the Ferry and Boat traffic. If you don't believe me,  try comparing the smell of the squid from DownTown Seattle and the squid caught further south at Des Moines Pier and Redondo Pier. In fact, try comparing it with the Squid caught across the bay at Alki Beach in West Seattle.  :angry:  Oh yeah, I bet the acidity level on the squid is off the charts from all the chemicals and stuff in the water. Check it out folks .... in fact, I am going to get one of those acid balance test kits and conduct my own research this year. I will report it back to Glen and all of you local Seattle Squidders.

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I found Des Moines Marina Pier, but not Des Moines Pier. Can someone help me out. Thanks.
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Posted 26 July 2005 - 03:22 AM

That is the same pier, they only have one down there.

I haven't been out yet, but this time last year the piers in Seattle were doing very well. As well as many people doing well in the morning hours from 6am - noon throughout the puget sound area.

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I found Des Moines Marina Pier, but not Des Moines Pier.  Can someone help me out.  Thanks.

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Posted 30 July 2005 - 01:15 AM

That is the same pier, they only have one down there.   

I haven't been out yet, but this time last year the piers in Seattle were doing very well.    As well as many people doing well in the morning hours from 6am - noon throughout the puget sound area.

Jon

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Thanks Jon. I'll head down there this weekend.

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 08:56 AM

i went to the peir west from saltes restaurant and fished for about 1 and a half hours and cought nothing.

the lady next to me had been fishing for 4 hours and she only had about 3

i was kinda hoping to get some squid for a snack :th

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 09:12 AM

I have been hearing that Seattle is generally pretty slow right now, just the occasional HOT SPOT. Tacoma (Les Davis Pier) has been doing quite well through the weekend, our Bullet-Head Jigs have been doing great there. Also hearing good reports from the Port Orchard area (primarily Waterman Pier).

Should start picking up again soon.

i went to the peir west from saltes restrunt and fished for about 1 and a hafe hours and cought nothing the lady next to me had been fishing for like 4 and she only had about 3
i was kinda hoping to get some squid for a snack  :th

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Posted 21 November 2005 - 07:31 PM

tried pier 62 last night and cought my limit in 2hrs :) :woot:
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Posted 13 December 2005 - 02:51 AM

3 of us went to Pier 86 in seattle on 12/8/05 from 8-10 pm. There were aprox. 50 people there. There were a few plug-ins that were being used and that is where most of the squid were being caught. About 9 pm I watched the main group under the lights and they were averaging 10 squid per minute. This was my first Squiding trip and I was very impressed witht the sucess of this core group of fishermen. The 3 of us only managed 20 squid total in the two hours. The key to catching squid is an additional light source besides the overhead lamp on the Pier. The one thing that I found interesting was the size difference between the Squid. The first one I caught was about 10 inches in total length and the later ones I caught were only 5 inches. There were definately large schools of squid that would swim by (several thousand squid per). It was definately a good experience and fairly easy.
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