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How does the tide affect squid jigging?

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#1 E P



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Posted 05 December 2010 - 04:47 AM

Hi all,

I am new to squidding and have been fishing in the south Puget Sound. I would guess that fishing the incoming and slack high tide would be most productive- ? But the truth is i don't know. Any input would be great. Thanks in advance for sharing information.

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 08:54 PM

land based......southern calamari .I have found, that smaller squid will come closer to the shore in darkness and a high tide only helps more
as soon as the sun rises the smaller squid will retreat into deeper water for protection, but the larger squid can be caught later in the morning
as there not as timid as the little ones,but can be cunning in taking a jig hence why they get that big.
so if your land based try to pic a high tide before or on sun up....... or a high tide on or just after sun set for the best results.
and a little overcast and breeze seem to benefit as against bright sun with mill pond conditions, bit of rough suface from the wind
without direct sunlight in crystal water seems best.

Of course different varieties of squid a local can have different results.
for instance boat fishing at night with bright lights in deep water may have the effect similar to a moth by attracing it towards the light......!!!!!!
But get out there and put the hours in and youll soon see a pattern forming.

Hope you try some of these options and let us know how things go.
good luck
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Cheers Ian

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