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#1 khoever

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:00 AM

Will be heading off to Aruba in a couple of days. When snorkeling, I always come across many schools of squid ( you guys know where this is headed). Of course I want to try to catch a few for bait and tried last year with a hand line and a 3.0 squid jig. They came right up to the jig but didn't attack it. From what I gather from these forums maybe they weren't in a feeding mood. This year I purchased a few Pink 2.5 jigs as the majority of you feel pink is the best. Would appreciate any thoughts or ideas. :)
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:03 AM

try a smaller jig and you might have more luck. go down to size 2 :)
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Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:09 AM

Still in Aruba as I write this, Yes the pink Jig worked the best. caught quite a few while snorkling. Quite a sight to see when your in the water. Amazing how much ink a single squid can release in the water. Sometimes it takes quite a bit of coaxing to get a squid to hit the jig. Any ideas or thoughts on best tecniques would be appreciated.
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Posted 28 February 2011 - 08:01 AM

Will be hheaded back to Aruba in a few days, will be well equipped thanks to these forums. After much research I hope to be more successful this year trying smaller 2.0 jigs. Will try using scents on my cloth jigs as well. Will keep you posted!:sq: :thumbsup2:
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:04 PM

hope you have lots of luck! :th
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Posted 06 March 2011 - 06:13 AM

Squid! Squid! Squid!
Tried my new Jigs that I purchased all over the world, Japan, China, etc. Today I used a 2.0 pink cloth Yo-Zuri, floating mini and an old scent that I applied to it. (Not sure what it is the label is missing) I was amazed at how many squid were try to attack it at the same time! I caught 4 squid in a matter of minutes. At to cut it short as there was quite a few people swimming who were observing me, don't want to snag a swimmer. Glen many thanks to you for your suggestions and these forums. :thumbsup2: :thumbsup2: :thumbsup2: ss


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Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:15 AM

Was out there again today and caught 9 more using the same jig & technique, now I need to find a good recipe on these forums! :thumbsup2: :sq:
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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:36 PM

Hey there, I am glad you are catching heaps of squid!! Keep it up! :th
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:02 AM

More squid today & yesterday, used a Yo-zuri Aurie-q RS Ultra EGI. The best way to discribe this jig is it has a prism-like effect. It has a combination of pink & purple colors and is 2.0 sinking. I am giving a very thorough discription as I can tell you first hand how attracted they are to this jig, once I found the school of squid they all would approach it with out hesitation. It did take a bit of coaxing to hook them in the water, but this one is the best that I used so far.:thumbsup2: :thumbsup2: :thumbsup2:
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:07 AM

Again more squid today using the pink jig. I came across a pod of some very nice large size squid seems they were a bit more aggressive today than yesterday. Oh well only one more day left in Aruba. :sq:
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 10:10 AM

Visability was terrible today, couldn't try squiding today so thats a wrap for this year! However got some very good video of yesterday, will try to post shortly. Ken
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