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#1 Squidman1

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 06:32 AM

Went to Edmonds late last night and caught a couple.
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 08:47 PM

Instead of celebrating the new year I thought I'd spend a few hours down at Des Moines. A nice school of jumbos came in around 11:00P and stuck around till just after midnight. There was only five of us cleaning up on this school, Two guys limited out. I put 7lbs in my bucket before the squid split. The tide was outgoing. Pink jigs and green jigs did the trick. I was using Squidcandy jigs and small jigs I picked up at Teds in Lynnwood. Doubles were common. One guy got a triple. It's amazing how good the fishing can be when there are no seals to screw things up. Just one diving bird who didn't really have much of an impact. Much better than the last time I was there last week - no squid. Happy New Year everyone.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:03 AM

mekim i all so have been geting squid on the mini jigs i got at ted's in Lynnwood.been using the all glow jigs in pink and white and the green and white some times i am the only getting squid it's not me it's the jigs doing it . :thumbsup2:
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:28 AM

@Red: Those mini-jigs are pretty good. I had one as a top jig when the run came in. It got fouled up and wasn't lined up right: it was sideways. I didn't want to change it out because the squid were hitting fast and I didn't know how long the bite would last. Squid were still hitting it but I couldn't hook them on it. Luckily my bottom jig, pink pencil jig, was doing good too and when the squid hit the top one the bottom jig was close enough to hook the ones which lingered too close to the top jig. I eventually fixed it and had pretty good results with it. I must say this though: I was doing good. But, two other guys were killing it. They were using pink and white pencil jigs. They had doubles more often than I did and they ended up catching their limits. They left before the run was over. The other two guys did OK. Technique is very important out there and I still need to work on it. The two guys who cleaned up certainly had it. They were catching even before the run came in.
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:42 AM

@mekim, were they all jumbos? Did you guys have to run up and down the pier to chase them? I heading down there tonite to check it out! And what color work the best?
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:18 PM

Tons of herring, a few squid around the table (nothing to brag about) and a ticket at des moines!
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#7 Mekim

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:08 PM

@Squidman: They were mostly jumbos. But, alas, tonight sucked badly. Was down at Des Moines from 10:30P till 2:00A. One small squid for me. I guess some guys were catching here and there. But, no school showed up while we were there. C'est la vie. With my luck, they showed up after we left. They always do. Heard the aquarium pier was bad too. Did the moonlight have an affect? Anyone? Anyone? There was also a seal stalking about so I was told. I couldn't see him.

We saw the cop putting tickets on cars when we left. You need a permit to park in the North Lot after 10PM.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:32 AM

My friend got a ticket, i was down there i think i saw you! Tons of herring, then i went to redondo and a small school came through

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:46 AM

Well, at least you got into a school. We would have went to Redondo too. But, I had a workshop to go to in the morning. Were they jumbos?
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

A few but not tons of them. Though
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 06:46 PM

@Mekim

Regarding the ticketing at Des Moines pier, any idea if the yellow parking passes we get with fishing licenses work for parking at the Des Moines north lot? i called fish/wildlife last year and they said yes but I hate to get into a he said/she said with the Poo Poo about parking there.

I plan on fishin there soon
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:07 PM

Nothing at Les Davis last night. Was there till about 8:00pm
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:50 AM

@rondofish, the ticket mymfriend got was 175 bucks and the discover pass is need by also need a marina parking pass after 10 pm to avoid a ticket. The parking passes are at the marina office on the south side of the north parking lot.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

Hey guys, I'm new to jigging so i appreciate the previous posts. what months are the squid season in the Northwest?
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:02 AM

@ken900, the season set by WDFW is year round but active time to fish for them is summer through the winter. Elliot bay jiggers had squid as early as late june through feburary even early March! Give me a shout if you want to meet up somewhere. I normally fish pier 69 from roughly 340 pm to 1 am give or take a bit.
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:19 AM

Been taking home my limit at my new dock for the last two weeks! They are out there... Not at 69 tho!
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:23 AM

Everywhere is a bust, WAsquid! Sure, they are there! 69 is slow, aquarium, redondo, des moines has it days but it a BIG wating game there! Are you fishing in the elliot bay area?
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 05:25 AM

Been taking home my limit at my new dock for the last two weeks! They are out there... Not at 69 tho!

Any hints as to where the squid are would be great! Elliott Bay? West Seattle? South Seattle? Thanks!
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:59 AM

Maybe south of seatac, des moines, redondo, tacoma area. Now but elliot bay still has some satisfying results i heard from last weekend
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:05 PM

Been taking home my limit at my new dock for the last two weeks! They are out there... Not at 69 tho!


Yesh! tell us where so we can join ya and be your Friend..Gick Gick Gick
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