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Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:30 PM

Does anyone have any info on the squid species of northern Australia? I'm in Darwin and catch mostly small squid in the dry season, but the occasional monster lobs in from time to time. I have wondered what species they are.

Big and small live squid make very good barramundi bait ...

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 08:52 AM

they are probably northern calamary which are closely related (and look almost the same) as southern calamary.

do they have wings that extend the full length of the mantle (or tube)?

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Posted 14 May 2004 - 12:05 PM

Came across this site, about the development of a squid fishery in Northern Australia. It says there are 5 species, including slender squid, broad squid (never heard of either of these two) and northern calamary or 'tiger' squid.

http://www.dpi.qld.g...u/far/9359.html

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#4 MICKEY G

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 06:34 PM

Hello Squid lovers

im on a working holiday in Darwin going for a jig tonight...Dont know what im in for..
Going to use the Queenscliff method off local jetty...Plus thier are 9 meter tides up here ill see how i go and post my report....
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 08:52 PM

Hi Mickey G,
Every time I have ventured into the tropics I have done very well off the piers for Squid. The secret is fishing under the lights. In my experiance the squid in the tropics of Australia are not as big as those down south. I have always found a size 2.5 jig the best and something that is Luminious is the go (Glows in the dark) If you do manage to catch a squid rig it live on the heaviest gear that you have an hang on, the results can be mind blowing and thumb burning.

Tight Lines and good luck :ink :)
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 09:28 PM

i have moved this discussion into a new topic about Darwin squid fishing.

i look forward to hearing how you go MICKEY G!

cheers, glen :ink
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Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:24 PM

Well i arrived at cullen bay jetty {darwin} at 5am started off squiding fishing under the lights with small pink jigs thier was no waves because of breakwall around marina so got rid of floats and started jiging up and down with road an casting out slowly jigging the pink lure in towards pier no luck but with in an hour the sun was coming up and could see garfish being harrased by small squid so went to bait shop and got some fresh mullet. once i was baited up and in the water i was getting them every 5 or 10 minutes just very small ones nothing at all like the sqiud at Queenscliff in port phillip Victoria but great fun all the same..after i got my feed i decided to bait some of my fresh caught calarmari to see what would take it...Landed 2x one foot trevally... Great fishing wish i had more time there..Ps in daylight fantastic for spotting tropical fish swimming around jetty ..... .

Edited by MICKEY G, 29 August 2006 - 12:27 PM.

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