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#41 JANZ

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:25 AM

Went to Beverly last night from 9:30 pm to 2 am and it was very slow to say the least.

Ended up with 5 squid for my efforts.  Met some real nice folks there and they all

agreed it was slow.  If you moved around alot you could pick one here and there.

Now to figure it out if possible.  It was clear last night (weatherman said it would be

partly cloudy) and the moon was big and bright so maybe all that light kept them scattered.

Then there's the dark side, Is it over, will there be a fall fishery?  Next week with the new moon

may change all that or confirm the sad news.  Nice meeting Gunslinger and Chris last night

and had a good time exchanging info and fishing together.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:36 AM

Salem willow pier banned generator and now cutting off all the electricity on pier?? Guess squidding is over
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:36 AM

Next will be batteries banned or no light.  Are they still getting squid there?


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:38 AM

Seem like squid are thinning out everywhere
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

Went out of Point Judith today, got some sea bass and fluke,  got to say the whole

squid (small ones) took the biggest sea bass and dropped a doormat at the boat,

the SOB had all of squid in his mouth except for the hook and he wouldn't let go till he

got to the surface.  Asked everyone I met down there if they had seen any squid in

the pond and they all said no squid.  It never started down there and now it looks like

its getting thin enough to say it may be over.  Hope there's something to try for in the fall.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:14 PM

At what time of day does seabass bite?? What a good spot for blackfish righT now beside jerusalme snug habor
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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:57 AM

It seems to me there no sure time, although the action does seem to be best around

high tide and the outgoing.  A cold front moved through while fishing yesterday and

it actually shut the bite down for a couple hrs till it warmed again and the bite picked

back up.  Started fishing about and hr before hi-tide and for 3-4 hrs after.  Find some

rock piles or "humps" on the bottom in about 50-60 ft of water and most likely you will

find them. 


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#48 Anthony0803

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:26 AM

Any squid left in beverly? Canal gas quieted down.
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:37 AM

Still taking 'em in Beverly... Not as easily as it was in July, but if you put the effort in, you will get 'em
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:42 PM

Never went to Beverly for squid before. Might try it next weekend. Do I have to bring a lantern or is the pier lighted?
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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:08 PM

No extra lights needed, the pier & surrounding areas are well lit..
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:23 AM

Thanks for your help gunslinger. Think I'm going to give it a go next weekend, the new moon and tide schedule seem to work out great. It's an extra 20 min drive for me but will be worth it not to have to deal with lanterns and if there is squid. Do you think I could get a couple dozen if I stayed there from high to low tide?
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:35 AM

Interesting article:
http://m.salemnews.c...ntguid=eGxNmMhK
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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:57 AM

Thanks for that info Gunslinger, was interesting.  Ever been to the power plant?


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:00 AM

Anyone going to beverly fri night? Would like to meet up if anyone is going.
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:56 AM

I am homebound till Monday, if I wasn't I would love to go.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:07 AM

The Salemnews articles is bogus about the squid population explosion FROM CAPE COD to what ever ---------
But an explosion of squid in the Cape?
I don't think so the writer either did not do her research or just exaggerated the Cape squid explosion in population.
Nevertheless an interesting situation with the north shore I 'll be heading up there.

There are no squid explosion in Cape cod this
year or even RI.
You fellows squid chaser know that.

Nothing worse than losing your credibility!

Thank you, Gunslinger for the link.
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:14 AM

The east end of the canal was loaded with squid until they changed the lights. As for the rest of the cape and definitely RI it's been horrible.
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:50 AM

I was down there in the east end on my boat for about 2hours did not catch any squid so I gave up. That was back in May I didn't try again after that. That trip was based on the Cape fishing article, which was not credible.

How much did you catch at the east end Anthony0803 before the lights went out ?
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Posted 05 September 2013 - 09:07 AM

I could count on half a bucket. But there were about 5 or 6, 3 bucket nights. For the whole month of July I could count on a bucket a night. They changed the lights half way through August than bam..... Now I'm looking at a dozen if I stay there the whole tide period.
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