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#1 fishermen

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:25 AM

Hello everyone,

I'm new to squidding but I'd heard it is really fun. I saw that you can catch these giant squid called Humboldt Squid. I was wondering has anyone caught any this year? I would appreciate it if you can tell me where I can find these giant squid in Washington State.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 01:30 AM

fishermen,
Humboldt squid are coast, so you will need to get on a decent-sized boat out of somewhere like Westport during the summer. I am pretty sure there are no opportunities in the Straights of Juan de Fuca or Puget Sound. The jigs are quit large (~1 foot in length and +/- 12 oz.), so you will want a medium rod and a level wind reel with at least 500 feet of line. Braid will allow you to feel the strike better than monofilament at great depth. Haven't done it myself yet, but plan to next summer. You'll have to settle for the much smaller pacific squid (market squid) through the fall/winter, but there are opportunities for catching them throughout Puget Sound off public piers.
Good Luck!


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Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:35 AM

fishermen,
Humboldt squid are coast, so you will need to get on a decent-sized boat out of somewhere like Westport during the summer. I am pretty sure there are no opportunities in the Straights of Juan de Fuca or Puget Sound. The jigs are quit large (~1 foot in length and +/- 12 oz.), so you will want a medium rod and a level wind reel with at least 500 feet of line. Braid will allow you to feel the strike better than monofilament at great depth. Haven't done it myself yet, but plan to next summer. You'll have to settle for the much smaller pacific squid (market squid) through the fall/winter, but there are opportunities for catching them throughout Puget Sound off public piers.
Good Luck!



I am thinking about setting up a car battery and LED drop light set up for my boat and do some squidding away from the piers. What are my chances for success? I have been looking into LED12 volt lights. The set up should be easy and light weight, except the battery.
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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:01 AM

gusgus,
I purchased a Seaview SeaLite50 http://www.seaview.c...gory-s/1819.htm last year and it really performed well.

fishermen,
Humboldt squid are coast, so you will need to get on a decent-sized boat out of somewhere like Westport during the summer. I am pretty sure there are no opportunities in the Straights of Juan de Fuca or Puget Sound. The jigs are quit large (~1 foot in length and +/- 12 oz.), so you will want a medium rod and a level wind reel with at least 500 feet of line. Braid will allow you to feel the strike better than monofilament at great depth. Haven't done it myself yet, but plan to next summer. You'll have to settle for the much smaller pacific squid (market squid) through the fall/winter, but there are opportunities for catching them throughout Puget Sound off public piers.
Good Luck!



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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:53 PM

gusgus,
I purchased a Seaview SeaLite50 http://www.seaview.c...gory-s/1819.htm last year and it really performed well.


Thanks, that is awesome! Perfect actually and banned in Minnesota too!
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Posted 30 November 2011 - 07:03 AM

Gusgus. Have you had any luck squidding from your boat yet?
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