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#61 alaskanaturally

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 05:52 AM

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It is definitely wrong when you fish next to the guy keep pulling 3 or 4 times as you do, base on my years of experience of squidding, When the bite is hot, it doesn't matter what type of jig big or small, blue or pink you have as long as they look like a bait, but it matters how fast you pull and unhook the squid because squid only come as a wave, they bite for a certain time and stop. However, when the bite is shy, meaning the squid is picky, you need to know if they bite at the bottom or top or middle, and use sinker accordingly, not sinking too fast to scare them away or take too long to reach the bottom. one more thing, try multiple color of jig to see what color they hit on and change accordingly.

 

Good luck squidding

You're definitely correct about some folks being able get them up and off the hook faster than others. And also correct that at times they hit almost anything.


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:09 AM

anyone here ever gone squidding on a kayak? dont have access to a boat but i wanna try something besides fishing from shore. located in quincy so of course ive gone to nut island to squid mostly but id never trust a kayak around there


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 02:27 AM

As long as you know your limits with the yak you should be OK. You may get inky since you will be landing the squid close to the water but you will definitely cover more ground than standing on a dock. If it were me, I'd go out looking for them and return to find they clobbered them at the dock.


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 02:32 AM

As long as you know your limits with the yak you should be OK. You may get inky since you will be landing the squid close to the water but you will definitely cover more ground than standing on a dock. If it were me, I'd go out looking for them and return to find they clobbered them at the dock.

 

 

hmm do you know any places that you think would be safe?  i may just try something out near hyannis or the cape and see what i can find


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:12 PM

Went out Friday to Hyannis, got about 150lbs between 4 guys, much slower than before so Im done at Hyannis. We fished the area of the fish trap in about 17-22 ft. Then went to Colliers to load up on huge scup. Next will be Ptown or RI, Ill let you know how I do.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 10:47 PM

Looks like the scup are in and taking over the grounds....may need to move to deeper water for more consistent 'squid only' unless somebody finding other than Colliers


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:48 AM

Scup is everywhere. We didnt do well going above 23 feet.
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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:38 AM

Thx IAMFISH.....

 

Argh....but does that mean you still did 'ok' in 20 feet or less?  Did you try the shallow areas over by the fish traps?  That was good in years past.  Hoping I can get another trip in before the blues / bass scatter them, but worried run might be over before I can get out again.  :-( .  


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 03:39 AM

Actually, P-Town is much easier for me, so I will plan to target there next and never really get bother by scup too much there....


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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:26 AM

Thx IAMFISH.....
 
Argh....but does that mean you still did 'ok' in 20 feet or less?  Did you try the shallow areas over by the fish traps?  That was good in years past.  Hoping I can get another trip in before the blues / bass scatter them, but worried run might be over before I can get out again.  :-( .  


Yes, we did well at the fish trap in 17-19.
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Posted 24 May 2019 - 10:18 PM

Anyone plan to out squid this weekend in Hyannis? or squid is done for the season?


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Posted 24 May 2019 - 11:48 PM

I am away in NJ until Monday but want to get another squid trip in when I get back.  Please post any updates about the run around Hyannis, otherwise I may venture to P-Town on Monday.


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Posted 28 May 2019 - 09:48 PM

Wen out on Saturday morning fishing from 7am-9am caught ton of scup. Ton of black seabass too but they hard alito smaller than size limit.  Scup are everywhere, guys are still trying to catch squid near the collier ledge I think it die out around 9ish since most of them left. We didn't fish for squid since too much action on the scup n black seabass. We had fun drop the line within 5-10 secs theres a bite. .


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Posted 29 May 2019 - 12:24 AM

I am away in NJ until Monday but want to get another squid trip in when I get back.  Please post any updates about the run around Hyannis, otherwise I may venture to P-Town on Monday.


Did you end up at Ptown on Monday? How was it? I might go Fri weather permitting since Ill launch out of Marshfield.
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 05:18 PM

had a death kn family and fave been out of state.  headed tp p-town today.  will update tonight when back.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:05 AM

had a death kn family and fave been out of state.  headed tp p-town today.  will update tonight when back.


Sorry to hear that, my condolences. We fished Ptown jettywall Fri night, slow bite nothing great. Tons of macs around hence less squid. Maybe caught about half of a 100 at cooler between 2 guys. Not lights off fish as like the previous years. Ill be heading south to fish PJ, RI soon next week. Ill post a report.
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Posted 03 June 2019 - 07:03 AM

Mackerel all over the place around Wood End near p-town and could not find the squid....moved down to Wellfleet Harbor and water tempt was 8 degrees warmer at 63.5.  No macks and lots of squid.


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Posted 06 June 2019 - 10:58 PM

Mackerel all over the place around Wood End near p-town and could not find the squid....moved down to Wellfleet Harbor and water tempt was 8 degrees warmer at 63.5.  No macks and lots of squid.

Thats good to hear, how deep were you fishing? Water temp for us was 58F.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:48 PM

Reports of squid in the canal...dont forget your combat gear. Lol
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