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#221 squidtogo

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:00 PM

At the canal last night, low tide did not see any on the surface, however they're bites on the bottom. Caught 26 squid from 8:30 to 12, size from 5" to 10" long. I was doing really good in the right corner, then hadbro show up with the generator and light, then went cold.


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#222 Anthony0803

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

Hopefully I can get down there Fri.... And yes it is strange about the light. I think the lights we bring are too bright for the canal. They swim up to the street lights just fine. I think they are afraid to be in such bright light. When the canal was lit with the old lights and the squidding was easy the light was bright but it was ambient light not a spot light right down on the squid. I know the canal lights are less bright now but they must still help the squid hunt compared to no lights. The still swim to the canal lights it's just a little harder to see them now.
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#223 Anthony0803

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:03 PM

For the record this is the 6th time in 2 months where I have either witnessed or heard of the bite dying as soon as bright light was introduced. As a side note, the light on squid boats is very bright but it's also 20-40' off the water.
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#224 fishermonkey

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 10:32 PM

So basically, I just spent bucks on lights that I shouldn't use :( Oh well... such is life... do the lights work better in other places like beverly?

 

Anyone know if the squid are still there? I was thinking to go tomorrow night...


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#225 squidtogo

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 02:58 AM

The light will help attract the baits fish in the area that the current is not moving so fast. I use my in the deep area, however the squids is on the outer ring (dark area). I toss my jig past area, as the jig falling down and the squid will chase and bites.


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#226 squidtogo

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:02 AM

Fishermonkey, your light is different. Somehow the squids doesn't like LED light.


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#227 JANZ

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 06:55 AM

But the new canal lights are LED. I have to beleive the spot lights
may deter the squid in the canal, as I've heard it to many times now myself.
Maybe it has something to do with the current thats there that makes them
uncomfortable in bright light. Sounds good to me as that's less crap to load
and haul.
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#228 Gunslinger

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:28 AM

So basically, I just spent bucks on lights that I shouldn't use :( Oh well... such is life... do the lights work better in other places like beverly?

 

Anyone know if the squid are still there? I was thinking to go tomorrow night...

Lights are not needed in Beverly, it is well lit there...Salem, light is needed.

Have not heard of any squid in either spot lately...


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:01 AM

Just had one of my best squid ding experiences ever. 73 in 2hs at canal. It was one after another for 2hrs then it died out. All large squid. Will post pics later.
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#230 Anthony0803

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:02 AM

NO LIGHTS ;)
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Posted 09 November 2013 - 12:52 PM

Never could have expected this in middle of November.

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:27 PM

Wow, 72 in 2hrs !! That's great. What time & tide did you go to canal ?

I got 33 on Wed between 1am-4am, after high tide, of course "no light". 


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:45 AM

What night did you go? What was best time? Those are the numbers
I'm looking for. With those numbers I should be able to catch a
dozen in 4 hrs.
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#234 Anthony0803

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:48 AM

Fri night between 630 and 9:00. So i guess it was about 2hs after high tide. Wish I could have gotten there a little earlier though because the squid were there when I arrived. Horrible weather though. Extremely windy, white caps all over the water.
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:23 AM

I have no problem with light 2 weeks ago.  I caught half a bucket.  Right now there are a lot of squids in RI.  Was there last night for 3 hrs and caught 2 buckets but they are not that big. 


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#236 squidtogo

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:30 AM

Hadbro, are you in Newport or Jamestown? I heard jamestown is crowned. is that true? Thanks!!!


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 05:42 AM

Jamestown, yeah there were a lot of people there.


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#238 Anthony0803

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 03:22 PM

Where do you go in jamestown?
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:23 PM

At the end of fort wetherhill rd. At the end you will see RI Dept of Fisheries. You can fish right off their dock.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 10:25 PM

I was there last night from 9-12 didn't catch much.  Only half a bucket.


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