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#1 beakman



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Posted 16 April 2004 - 11:13 PM

Just had a thought,does the squid go off when it rains or do they get more excited like regular fish do and would they come up to the surface?

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Posted 17 April 2004 - 07:44 AM

we tried in the rain to no success a few weeks ago at phillip island a guy next to us got a small to medium sized one but that was it
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Posted 18 April 2004 - 03:28 PM

Interesting question - i would think that if the water is still calm and clear it should be ok..........havent really tried myself......... :th
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Posted 18 April 2004 - 06:57 PM

hey guys

In general I have found that rain dosent affect squid, I have found that squid will bite duriung a heavy down pour
HOWEVER I have found that they do slow down during the rain period but the bites increase after the rain has eased or stopped, I have caught some of my best bags during a storm, dont ever be put of fishing for squid just because its raining
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Posted 20 April 2004 - 06:51 PM

it was spitting a few times when i went down to second valley, been having some good luck casting off the rocks towards cape jervis using a 3.0-3.5 squid jag even in the rain i got a big mutha that bent my rod hard :th but it wasnt that heavy and only in short periods. i could not say if it had been rainng for a couple of hours what the action would b like
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Posted 25 April 2004 - 03:28 PM

I agree with supersquid. Some of the best bags of squid have been caught during storms. I have heard from some "old timers" that the squid aren't as skiddish when it is raining.
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Posted 07 May 2004 - 09:55 PM

thanks guys,that just means theres more fishing time for me,sunshine and rain.would they still be down deep while its raining

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Posted 15 May 2004 - 08:19 PM

Rain itself doesnt affect squidding, however we must consider what else come with rain - wind, low visibility due to low light and choppy conditions(most of the time). If its calm then it shouldnt affect it one bit. In storms I wouldnt fish unless I wanted to provide the local squid population with freshly fried human flesh.
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