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#1 Colossal_Squid

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 08:38 PM

Hi All,

With the squid being fewer and far between at this time of year (especially for the shore based angler) I generally find that I have to work a little bit harder to secure a decent catch. Just wondering if anyone is interested in sharing some of their secret tricks and techniques that have helped them beat the odds in the slower months.

A secret tip that I stumbled across a couple of years ago (which I put forward in an earlier forum) was spraying olive oil garlic spray on my cloth jigs. It has served me extremely well over the last couple of years.

Now that I have kicked it off is there anyone else out there that has any other tips to maximise their catch during the lean times?
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#2 5star inker

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:20 AM

when the squid go deep like on windy days/nights i like to set up a rig with a 3 way swivel on my main line, to the bottom swivel i attach a half meter leader to a squid prong baited with a pilly [ freshly caught bait fish work better] then to the side swivel i attach another leader as small as possible and attach to it a small squid jig[luminous or brightly colour ]. I drop this rig to the bottom around pilons of jetties work it to the top or just bounce it of the bottom.
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#3 Dr Zoidberg

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:41 PM

Can't say for sure it works but I have a bottle of Ultrabite saltwater scent and I saturate the jigs with them every 30 minutes or so.
I've read some other squid anglers use garlic and shrimp scented sprays.
May not help but I figure it can't hurt.

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#4 masejess33

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:38 PM

hello,

squid have been going buts down here.
they should be slowing down any day now and coming back in big numbers september.
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#5 Colossal_Squid

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:03 PM

hello,

squid have been going buts down here.
they should be slowing down any day now and coming back in big numbers september.



Sorry, I misunderstood - where in particular are you referring to?
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#6 Colossal_Squid

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:10 PM

Can't say for sure it works but I have a bottle of Ultrabite saltwater scent and I saturate the jigs with them every 30 minutes or so.
I've read some other squid anglers use garlic and shrimp scented sprays.
May not help but I figure it can't hurt.

Zoidberg


I too have the ultrabite saltwater scent but I have found that the trusty garlic spray is much more effective. The other advantage is that it costs half as much and lasts twice as long!

Has anyone ever experimented with any other type of spray or mix? Another idea that I had was aniseed oil. I know from previous experience that it can be quite effective on a range of fish species but have not been game enough to sacrifice one of my expensive cloth jigs for the purpose!
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:03 PM

I dont go any where without egimax and glowmax by ecogear/fishleague.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:24 PM

ecofreak, do you still use Egimax?
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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:13 PM

Hi All,

With the squid being fewer and far between at this time of year (especially for the shore based angler) I generally find that I have to work a little bit harder to secure a decent catch. Just wondering if anyone is interested in sharing some of their secret tricks and techniques that have helped them beat the odds in the slower months.

A secret tip that I stumbled across a couple of years ago (which I put forward in an earlier forum) was spraying olive oil garlic spray on my cloth jigs. It has served me extremely well over the last couple of years.

Now that I have kicked it off is there anyone else out there that has any other tips to maximise their catch during the lean times?


This olive oil garlic spray stuff sounds good. Going to try it out tomorrow night, thanks for this tip! Appreciate it.
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