Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

Hyannis and Edgardtown Squid


  • Please log in to reply
65 replies to this topic

#61 Gilligan

Gilligan

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 May 2015 - 12:52 AM

janz, that makes a lot of sense.  I was paranoid about breakoffs so i kept the drag light.  I was slipping a lot.

 

thanks....

 Hi Greg, you might be amazed at how strong six pound really is. Try tying your line to a fixed object like a chair or something and pulling back on your rod with the drag down tight. If you have a light rod it will bend like crazy and you'll be surprised at how much you can pull on it without the line breaking. I landed a 15" dock line that I snagged while squidding on my four pound last year. It had been on the bottom a long time and although I picked it out of the water with my hands when I got it to the top, I did get it up 15' of water and it was quite heavy. Remember, things weigh a lot less in the water than they do in air. It is unlikely that you will ever get inshore squid over two pounds so you can fish for them with a pretty tight drag. I used to do a lot of light tackle fishing and one of my best feats was a 150lb blue shark on tounament 8lb test. That's right eight pound test, took a couple hours and the blue dogs are not much for fighting, but it was a fun fight on that thin line. Like Janz says, if I do get a rare squid that takes drag, I just pump and reel like any other fish that takes drag, and lean down and grab the line when I get it to the surface so as to not over stress my tiny rod.


  • 0

#62 SquidFox

SquidFox

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 85 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Attleboro, MA

Posted 15 August 2015 - 01:22 AM


Squid are in hot and heavy
Down in P TOWN at night dust till dawn.
Fishing of boat with lights and generator.
I got enough for the season.

Good lucks

SquidFox out!
  • 0

#63 Gilligan

Gilligan

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 August 2015 - 08:50 PM

 Squid in Menemsha on the Vinyard too.


  • 0

#64 SquidFox

SquidFox

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 85 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Attleboro, MA

Posted 16 August 2015 - 12:25 AM

Nice
What a good year we have in a long time.
Just a couple years ago I didn't catch any but a couple of squid.
  • 0

#65 Gilligan

Gilligan

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 September 2015 - 10:04 AM

Been some good late night squidding in Edgartown from the docks.


  • 0

#66 Gilligan

Gilligan

    Veteran

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 16 November 2015 - 10:15 AM

Still squid in Edgartown and Menemsha from the docks.


Edited by Gilligan, 16 November 2015 - 10:15 AM.

  • 0





Similar Topics Collapse

  Topic Forum Started By Stats Last Post Info

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Fishing Links