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#301 briscola

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 09:26 PM

Fall Squid.... Got out to GI the other night, slow going but did manage 12ea ( lots of smalls mixed in) after about 2/hrs. not many people there, they seemed to be doing about the same.

 

Went the canal but that has been real slow. two weeks ago was the best time,  hoping to get one more shot there.

 

Tonight is going to be cold but low winds so I will try GI


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#302 Hungry squid

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:26 AM

Went to GiB last night. In the first hour got nothing. Then things turned around quickly. Some big size tubes started to bite. In half hour I caught about 15 squids. Double hook three times, they are all jumbos, fantastic feeling. There is no wind no tide moving, just not many people were there. Cold stopped people. My biggest squid is 14 inches, not counting its longest tackticles
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#303 Hungry squid

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:43 AM

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#304 alaskanaturally

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:07 AM

What time did they bite?
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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:01 AM

Went to GiB last night. In the first hour got nothing. Then things turned around quickly. Some big size tubes started to bite. In half hour I caught about 15 squids. Double hook three times, they are all jumbos, fantastic feeling. There is no wind no tide moving, just not many people were there. Cold stopped people. My biggest squid is 14 inches, not counting its longest tackticles

 

Nice, I got to GI Saturday night as well, got there near 7 pm. No bite for 2 hour. Move to the other end of the bridge, it bite non-stop for like 10 min. I saw 3 people got about a bucket full of squids. Were you one of them? Look like there is a small window to catch them. 


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#306 alaskanaturally

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 05:26 AM

After being on the road for 11 hours yesterday, got to GIB at about 6:30 PM. Ruta was the smart one and decided to go to sleep. Martin tried until around 9 then gave up. Saw only a few caught. Not a single bite.

 

This morning was another story. He caught 11.  All large except 1 medium. While we had caught many larger squid in Australia, one of this morning's calamaris was the heaviest we ever landed in North America.

 

It wasn't great but lots of fun anyway.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:52 AM

 

While we had caught many larger squid in Australia,

 

Whereabouts were you in Australia? I'm in Brisbane, but I know Perth and Melbourne have some great areas too.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 11:58 AM

 

Whereabouts were you in Australia? I'm in Brisbane, but I know Perth and Melbourne have some great areas too.

We caught squid all over Aussie but Tassie was the best. Especially Bicheno.


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 12:44 AM

Caught 62 other night big tubes


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#310 FordGT

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Posted 16 November 2017 - 08:35 AM

We caught squid all over Aussie but Tassie was the best. Especially Bicheno.

Nice!


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Posted 18 November 2017 - 06:58 AM

They were still at GI last night! Hit or miss. Just have to be there when they decide to show up! Mostly medium and large. Was just ready to leave after not doing very well. One more move and they hit. Got enough for a couple of meals. Late season treat!
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 06:54 AM

We concur Matsquidman. It's hit or miss. After spending Monday through Thursday at the bridge, we caught a total of about four buckets. But that took a lot of person-hours between the two of us. Probable at least 15 person-hours a day.  Usually for an hour or so the action would be fast and furious. Then a long period of no bites. One had to be in the right place at the right time or you got nothing. Since we put in so much effort, we caught plenty. And some were quite sizable.

 

BTW: Nice meeting you the other night.


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:45 PM

3:00 pm at GI one squid then nothing until 5:30-6:00. Good run very large tubes. Surprising late season treat. Sporadic after that but still hitting. Left at 7. Weather going downhill. Water temp down in low fifties. Next cold snap may send them out to sea until Spring.
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 12:11 AM

Looks like the water temp in the bay just dipped below 50 degrees today. Amazingly the tautog fishing has been pretty good right up to this last week but I have a feeling they will be moving offshore with the onset of this cold weather. Thanks everyone for the updates this year.


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