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#1 mikii_v

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 11:53 PM

hi there peeps! what a great site !
i been reading and gathering heaps of info. iv been catching squid about 3-4 occasions about 2 years ago with my dad... usually at mornington pier, and we catch like 10-20 or so of them... decent size. its been a while now and im back into the scene. thought i do some research first though. well back then we used a 20 dollar rod from k-mart and jigs. we just throw it down, move it abit and catch afew. now... i want to learn the real way. and ofcourse catch a bigger than average.
i would like to know, would those cheap rods be able to handle abit bigger than average squid... or will i need those long ass rods that i see people have ???
typically for a decent squid what size jig am i looking at that will catch average to big size and typically what type for day and night?
i think im going to try somewhere along melbourne bay, closer abit first... never tried but from what iv read here, there are squid in the bay.
squiding is very exciting for me.
thanks for reading and helping
keep up the work with the site.
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#2 salmon-king

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:09 AM

i would like to know, would those cheap rods be able to handle abit bigger than average squid... or will i need those long ass rods that i see people have ???

Hi Mikii,
I've caught 3kg squid on 2.5 jigs and 6lb line.
You just need to have your drag settings right. Big squid will take line.
You will also need a good landing net that reaches past the water line.
Many big squid are lost when lifted up.
I have caught more big squid however with baits (whole fish) on a jag
under a float.

Squid seemed to have moved up the bay also.
Brighton pier may be a closer option for you.
Just look out for the ink stains on the pier for productive areas.

Good luck. Get Inked.

Dave/
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