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#21 JANZ

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:00 AM

Anthony last season when I was talking to a group of guys who were fishing (not squidding)

at the canal, they told me that there were the smaller type squid being caught in Falmouth

harbor, guessing these would be the same as North shore and Jamestown.  I just wouldn't

know where to start there as I've never been there fishing.  Might be worth exploring.  This

weather (wind) needs to let up for longer than one day,  NH is catching haddock and reds.

Would love a nice calm day to go offshore for them.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:02 AM

Howdy boys, it's been a long winter but I've stayed busy doing my other hobby, metal detecting.  I detected straight through the winter, out there on some nights that were 6 degrees, brrr.  It's been a good detecting season so far, I'm currently at 13 gold rings...cha ching. :woot:   Last fall while I was detecting there were TONS of squid eggs on the beach, everywhere I looked were egg sacks.  I'll try to include a pic below. 

 

Anyway, after a beautiful day on the beach today I got to thinking about my squid fishing friends and figured I'd stop in and say hello.  So what's the deal, when can I expect to see my squid friends on the north shore of Ma?  So 50 degrees is the temp to remember regarding the squid?  I'll keep a close eye on the temps.  Take care guys.

 

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 10:05 AM

The herring are moving into the rivers and the bass will be arriving right behind them. Squid are unpredictable even when the water temp is right. Let's hope the run is better than last year. The Cape had the big run last year. Who knows why we didn't? Some of the usually good areas that had a poor showing last Spring also had a lot of small bass early in the season. They were grabbing the squid jigs.
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#24 JANZ

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:28 AM

Scott great to hear from you.  Sounds like you had a good winter $$$.  So thats

what squid eggs look like?  I would have passed them off as sea weed of some

sort.  Looks like we still have a bit of a wait before they are in.  Looking forward

to seeing you and the rest of the crew this year.


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:12 PM

Howdy boys, it's been a long winter but I've stayed busy doing my other hobby, metal detecting.  I detected straight through the winter, out there on some nights that were 6 degrees, brrr.  It's been a good detecting season so far, I'm currently at 13 gold rings...cha ching. :woot:   Last fall while I was detecting there were TONS of squid eggs on the beach, everywhere I looked were egg sacks.  I'll try to include a pic below. 

 

Anyway, after a beautiful day on the beach today I got to thinking about my squid fishing friends and figured I'd stop in and say hello.  So what's the deal, when can I expect to see my squid friends on the north shore of Ma?  So 50 degrees is the temp to remember regarding the squid?  I'll keep a close eye on the temps.  Take care guys.

 

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I do not think those are suppose to be out of the water. I hope our squid ward friends are not being confused by the change in climates. I love the idea of squid expanding their range in terms of abundance, but not looking forward to the idea of a population shift toward areas generally not favorable for squid reproduction. Just to ask salem scott. How many egg sack piles did you see? a few dozen, a few hundred? a few thousand? Squid will actually carpet the bottom with these eggs on any hard substrate they can find. My other question is was this a minus or tide?


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Posted 08 April 2014 - 06:25 AM

This will be my third year trying for Squid I can't wait to Fry A few of them.
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Posted 08 April 2014 - 07:16 AM

 

Howdy boys, it's been a long winter but I've stayed busy doing my other hobby, metal detecting.  I detected straight through the winter, out there on some nights that were 6 degrees, brrr.  It's been a good detecting season so far, I'm currently at 13 gold rings...cha ching. :woot:   Last fall while I was detecting there were TONS of squid eggs on the beach, everywhere I looked were egg sacks.  I'll try to include a pic below. 

 

Anyway, after a beautiful day on the beach today I got to thinking about my squid fishing friends and figured I'd stop in and say hello.  So what's the deal, when can I expect to see my squid friends on the north shore of Ma?  So 50 degrees is the temp to remember regarding the squid?  I'll keep a close eye on the temps.  Take care guys.

 

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I do not think those are suppose to be out of the water. I hope our squid ward friends are not being confused by the change in climates. I love the idea of squid expanding their range in terms of abundance, but not looking forward to the idea of a population shift toward areas generally not favorable for squid reproduction. Just to ask salem scott. How many egg sack piles did you see? a few dozen, a few hundred? a few thousand? Squid will actually carpet the bottom with these eggs on any hard substrate they can find. My other question is was this a minus or tide?

 

I found many of these, definitely in the 100's...possibly over 1000.  Every beach I went to last fall had many of these on them. I don't remember the exact type of tides I noticed them at but I always metal detecting during low tides because there is more beach exposed to detect, plus the waves/swells move sand around with each tide, exposing the gold.  While each pile I saw kind of broke my heart a bit, knowing that each of those eggs is a potential squid I won't catch, I figured if there are this many washing up on the shore then imagine how many were still in the water.  It's this reasoning that gives me hope for a great squid fishing season this year.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 05:18 AM

Last couple of years, I did little research regarding where is better spot for squid fishing.

First. Out famous Newport :
It's hard to park but once squid starting to bite its better than JT and there is no stuck on the bottom of water.
Only downside is people casting over me, especially when I catch squid, other than that I would go there all the time.

Second. Jamestown
Easy to park your car but you have to expect to loosing lots of jig.
I lost one dozen just in 3hours and you have to fight with tide, in generally squid fishing is ok but not explosive.

I can't wait to get out there.
Cheers! :)
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:29 AM

I found many of these, definitely in the 100's...possibly over 1000.  Every beach I went to last fall had many of these on them. I don't remember the exact type of tides I noticed them at but I always metal detecting during low tides because there is more beach exposed to detect, plus the waves/swells move sand around with each tide, exposing the gold.  While each pile I saw kind of broke my heart a bit, knowing that each of those eggs is a potential squid I won't catch, I figured if there are this many washing up on the shore then imagine how many were still in the water.  It's this reasoning that gives me hope for a great squid fishing season this year.

 

 

Could you tell or better yet message me the general location you are finding these egg masses. My understanding of squid is that they generally spawn in the spring and summer. I am hoping what you are finding are just storm/current wash from the abundance of egg masses out deeper. If you do not mind I would like to forward your picture to some biologists but need a little more detail.

Thanks Scott


I think the squid are going to show up any minute now.


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#30 Anthony0803

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:02 AM

The problem many of you are having at jamestown is the way you are squid fishing. The old standby of a sinker with a couple of naturally bouyant jigs is just too old of a technology. This works great from a boat when you find a school in open water which is where this technique originated from. It has it's major disadvantages from shore. For one squid only bite when the jig is falling, with a heavy sinker you are greatly reducing your strike time. The new naory range hunter jigs from yamashita work great at jamestown. No sinker is needed. The jig falls moderately slow through the water with it's built in weight. It falls at a natural 45 degree angle. Giving the squid plenty of time to strike. They make 3 sizes with 3 different sink rates. The middle size one with the regular rate sink is best for jamestown, the small sized in the deep version also works great. I discovered these jigs at the end of the season and they are amazing. I filled a bucket every night I was there in November while most other people only caught a handful at most. I tried to show people my technique the one person who was open to it also was catching one after another after getting skunked his first hour there. There are a few other naturally sinking jigs out there I can't vouch for them as I have never tried any but the yamashita. So if you are tired of getting caught in the rocks try these with no sinker, what have you got to lose.
Happy squidding
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:53 AM

Take Anthony's advice they work !
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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:08 PM

Has anyone seen squid around the bridge in Padanaram, Mass ?

I have not been there in years, but it is close to me now so I was wondering

if they still showed there. 

I have also wondered if it would be possible to find a spot around Sakonnet point,

I remember there once was parking there, not sure about nowadays tho'.


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#33 Anthony0803

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 01:44 PM

This color works in all conditions. I have no idea why it doesn't look like anything they eat around here.

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 12:49 AM

I just bought some new jigs from YamaShita hope it work. Never use this brand before I have always been a Yo-zuri guy.image.jpg
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#35 Anthony0803

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:02 AM

The naory ones work awesome with no sinker no matter what depth the squid are at. You'll notice that the ones in the bigger boxes will sink a little slower and work great when the squid are gathering at the surface.
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#36 Anthony0803

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 04:05 AM



Great video on squid fishing in general and yamashita jigs. A lot of useful information.
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:27 AM

Ok, call me gullible.  I ordered some of the dd spider lures for the boat.  Hopefully they won't get hit by a bluefish or fluke.......


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:16 AM

Where do u get the Yashamita jigs?  I searched online and the only ones with

decent assortment are in AU.  Would like mail order in/from USA if possible.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:02 PM

Ocean state tackle in RI has some but samurai tackle.com is prob the best source.

Edited by Anthony0803, 14 April 2014 - 12:04 PM.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:18 PM

http://www.tomostack.../Yamashita.html

 

 

Easier to handle than in AU, prices are definitely better. Might as well drop in on your way to beverly pier as he is in Salem.


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