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#541 1tym

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:35 AM

maybe we caught them all
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:39 AM

Yeah maybe. Anyone want to run the boats out to Block and try in the saltpond? Could be a good spot?
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:28 AM

i recall catching a couple squid in the GSP when i was a kid a number of summers ago. late july time.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:30 AM

going to the island for a handful of squid is ALOT of work and gas IMO...
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:36 AM

Three of us were at GI from 4 until 11 Sunday night. We had 3 total for the night.
There were a few brief flurries but they lasted for only a few minutes. Every once in a while you could see the schools, but they disappeared fast. One guy had 5 which was the most I saw.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:51 AM

Very very disappointing! I was sure that since I decided not to make the trek down to RI fr squid this w/e that everyone would be bailing them. Looks like another terrible squid run.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:00 AM

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:08 AM

Anyone know what the fleets are catching off shore? Perhaps they sucked up the squids coming in last year or this year. Last year could make sense and explain the poor showings for last fall and this spring
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:19 AM

Anyone know what the fleets are catching off shore? Perhaps they sucked up the squids coming in last year or this year. Last year could make sense and explain the poor showings for last fall and this spring


Commercial fishermen out of south shore MA/ pt judith aren't doing nearly as well as they should be for this time of year. It seems like the run will be very late this year.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:27 AM

Anyone want to run the boats out to Block and try in the saltpond? Could be a good spot?


Actually thought about Block before, but I bet the ferry fare is not cheap.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:56 AM

Commercial fishermen out of south shore MA/ pt judith aren't doing nearly as well as they should be for this time of year.


I heard the same thing, I was listening to a guy complain about spending an entire tank of diesel for 7 squid...Maybe the squid too are in a recession? They cant afford rentals in the bay and are deciding to stay-cation in the depths.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:26 AM

Wait isnt the boat helen H is in hyannis? that is catching alot of squid? i thought the Helen H is not squidding no more at the end of this wendsday.? i read it on the website if not will they make anymore squid trips? i never been on a charter boat and would want to know haha.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 04:30 AM

I heard the same thing, I was listening to a guy complain about spending an entire tank of diesel for 7 squid...Maybe the squid too are in a recession? They cant afford rentals in the bay and are deciding to stay-cation in the depths.


Wouldn't surprise me ;) . I'm just hoping that it's a late run so my reservations for the Frances Fleet in 2 weeks will be during prime time!

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:19 AM

Actually thought about Block before, but I bet the ferry fare is not cheap.


a ferry ticket is cheap. 20 bucks or so round trip. it's the hotel that will cost you. plus cab fare to lug all your squid gear to the GSP.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:28 AM

I went Friday night after work, 9 till 1 am. I tried both GI and NPT bridges and some open water where we've got them in the past, I caught 0. Didn't see anything caught by anyone else either.



I caught some friday night after 10:00

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:29 AM

to whom it may concern:
I would like to join the goat island squid squad

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:35 AM

Bit of a long stretch but do anyone think over the years we have been over fishing the squids? That might be the reason for last year and this year.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:56 AM

Yeah maybe. Anyone want to run the boats out to Block and try in the saltpond? Could be a good spot?


iheard of peoples bangin squid out at ot judith doc but i never try mite try tonite
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#559 KGJ

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:01 AM

I doubt it's just the recreational fishermen... Probably a combination of commercial and recreational fishing, as well as natural predation.

Don't forget too that most populations of animals go through cycles of abundance and scarcity... I'm sure they'll come back in force eventually. Squid are much too fecund/efficient predators to be kept down for long.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 10:09 AM

Block is neither a long way nor a lot of fuel from pt judith... ;) It's closer than the newport bridge, plus a lot more fun once you dock.

We usually go there a few times a summer. Last year, just cuz it was fun I put a couple of fluorescent canyon lights in the water. Wow. What a show. There was a worm hatch going on and between them and the jellies, it was like watching a psychedelic movie. There were a few squid early on, but apparently some time after I went to bed they were all over the lights. Figures, nobody told me.

Anyway, that was in August I think. But they were there.
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