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#221 Reel Time

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 07:05 AM

We hit Stonington Commercial Dock last Thursday and saw lots of squid, only caught a dozen or so.  We fished Friday night at Watch Hill by boat and hit them pretty well.  Nothing in the underwater greens, all in the halogen white.  We left with a full pail.  Lots of large just before sundown, then a lull, then it really turned on about an hour after dark at our spot.  We'll see what's around on Friday and Saturday.


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#222 Spysar

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 08:27 AM

Trying FF tomorrow night if they go.


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#223 Tatonka

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

Been a few years. Happy to see recent posts. Happy Squiding.

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#224 Hoodie60

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:54 AM

Hi everyone i'm from CT but have been squid fishing in RI  for many years. I usually see if the party boats are catching squid then I make my move,

Thanks for all the good info and i hope everyone has a great May and June squid fishing.


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#225 Hoodie60

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:57 AM

Party boats in RI are getting squid so that means they are around and should be moving into the Docks. Have fun!


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#226 alaskanaturally

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

We tried Galilee on Thursday afternoon for an hour. Nothing.  Stonington for about 4 hours Thursday night. Nothing. OneEyedSquid even the rig blessed by the squid whisperer doesn't work when there are no squid around.

 

We'd like to thank all those who helped us make this a successful trip. Really enjoyed our time squilding at GIB.


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#227 Hobodave45

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 09:07 PM

Glad to hear it Alaska! Have a safe trip home; hopefully we'll be able to meet up next year.
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Posted 27 May 2017 - 10:11 PM

Glad to hear it Alaska! Have a safe trip home; hopefully we'll be able to meet up next year.

Thanks. Made it home last night. You could not imagine the traffic on the GWBridge and the NJ Turnpike. Might be up again this year if the squid hang around for a while.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 11:01 PM

FF was slow. I got 19, mostly small ones . My partner got only 7. It was a light crowd. They said on the report couple people got 40...I didn't see anyone with that amount personally, but maybe. Most had 6 to 12 I thought.. I caught a few with weight on bottom, but more when I took weight off and fished near surface. I was out there and had fun, wish the squid were biting better.


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#230 Hobodave45

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 11:02 AM

At Stonington Town Dock and it's pretty slow... Have only seen 2 squid caught...
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Posted 28 May 2017 - 07:00 PM

At Stonington Town Dock and it's pretty slow... Have only seen 2 squid caught...

Many folks there on Sat. night? On Thurs. there was only one other who also caught nothing.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:17 AM

Many folks there on Sat. night? On Thurs. there was only one other who also caught nothing.


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:21 AM

Probably around a dozen or 15... Two guys next to me got 2 in the first 10 mins I was there. Didn't see another squid caught in the next 2 hours! I waited for a dragger to come in because a worker there told me that the squid typically follow the boats in from the oxean because of their bright work lights. It pulled right up to unload it's catch of fish 15 feet from me and still no squid!
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 03:33 AM

Probably around a dozen or 15... Two guys next to me got 2 in the first 10 mins I was there. Didn't see another squid caught in the next 2 hours! I waited for a dragger to come in because a worker there told me that the squid typically follow the boats in from the oxean because of their bright work lights. It pulled right up to unload it's catch of fish 15 feet from me and still no squid!

When no one showed up on Thurs, we though they all knew something we didn't. Must have been the stormy weather that stopped them. The previous Sat, we fished for 4 hours before catching the first squid. From 12-2 it was quite good. So the cephalopods might have shown up later. Who knows, we'll never figure it out.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 10:42 PM

What's with the squid this year? I've been out to fish in Boston area few times past few weeks and have netted zero. Only saw a few caught prior to me getting there. RI hasn't been hot isn't it?


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#236 OneEyedSquid

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:40 PM

With notorious blues on the scene and searobins everywhere, we can call the season over.  Hope everyone had a good run, I know I did!  

See yall in the late fall run.


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#237 alaskanaturally

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 09:48 PM

Would Joel whom we met at GIB, please contact us. Have a couple of questions: alaskanaturally@yahoo.com

Thanks


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Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:17 AM

Went out from sunset to 10 p.m. tonight (Sat) from Fort Adams in Newport. There was tons and tons of bait in the water, but I didn't see a single squid caught. My 7 year-old daughter caught a little schoolie, which was fun. Although, she was sad that she couldn't eat it.
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#239 Hobodave45

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:32 AM

I bet that schoolie was a fight for her! Too bad the squid are not around much. I didn't get a single one in two trips. Hopefully will be able to go one more time and score a few...
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#240 Gilligan

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:12 AM

Check out this article about the overfishing of squid by net in the Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard area. http://conservefish....int-no-stripas/

 

 I think this may be why we're not getting as good squid runs as we are used to.


Edited by Gilligan, 05 June 2017 - 06:13 AM.

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