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#1 Salty_Dog

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:39 AM

Like some other species, are Squid depended on mean water temp?

I'm on the Victorian South coast, i just always thought squid were there all year round.
I know the Commercial Squid fleet move in at a certain time of the year (around November) the same time as the big snapper turn up.

So is it water temp they move in with? Or currents or are they chasing food?

Current ocean temp here is 13.9 degrees...... I would of thought that would be warm enough...

We fish for them out wide, often in 40 - 50 meters of water, sometimes they are on the surface, but most times they are found at a certain depth.

I often wonder how Temperature dependent they are?? Any ideas on this?

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

when the water gets cold hear on the bay after a westerly has been blowing for a few days they hit the deck but as soon as a change comes they are back.
I dont think the northern calamari like cold water too much but as for down south....aint got a clue..lol
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Posted 14 October 2009 - 03:45 PM

Are you talking about squid or calamari?
Squid can handle more open and colder water....you get them as far south as Tassie.
Calamari are different and tend to prefer more sheltered bays and inlets, that have good weed and broken reef.
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Posted 14 October 2009 - 06:42 PM

what we call tiger squid are whats called northern calamari , but we also get other types of squid up here too
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:18 AM

Yeah the victorian ones are called southern calamary.
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Posted 10 September 2010 - 06:52 PM

when the water gets cold hear on the bay after a westerly has been blowing for a few days they hit the deck but as soon as a change comes they are back.
I dont think the northern calamari like cold water too much but as for down south....aint got a clue..lol
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Posted 13 September 2010 - 04:47 PM

Also North West Tassie has some nice squid :o
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