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#41 kacewicz

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 10:46 PM

went again tonight. a little better. caught more than 2. but once again the rain and chilly wind drove me away. i'll try again tomorrow going a little later, after 7pm. i'm sure parking will be a treat.


Went for a couple of hours Wednesday night. Had to leave at 9:15PM. It was just too cold with the wind. The squid bite was very slow while I was there.
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Posted 28 April 2006 - 12:44 PM

Went for a couple of hours Wednesday night. Had to leave at 9:15PM. It was just too cold with the wind. The squid bite was very slow while I was there.



Thursday morning it was flat calm on an outgoing tide, 2 waves of squid came through, managed 32 in about 40 minutes of fast action. Others caught even more. Before fishing I took the time to sweep and pick up trash, filled a 32 gallon trash bag on east half of bridge and area around the inlet. Squid fishers, if you want to be able to keep this area open to fishing PLEASE do not trash the place. It was disgusting the amount of trash left from the 2 previous nights.
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#43 as1an3o3

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 07:31 AM

hey im going down for squid tonite hopefully they are going to be biting.
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#44 kacewicz

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 12:20 PM

I missed the hot time today. I did not go early this afternoon because it was low tide. When did they hit hot and heavy? LOW TIDE! I saw guys leaving with two 5 gallon buckets filled with squid. They caught them in about 3 hours. Maybe tomorrow I'll hit the right time.
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Posted 29 April 2006 - 03:45 PM

went tonite it was slow biting action. got there bout 9pm stayed till 1am only managed to get 10 of them good size.
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Posted 29 April 2006 - 05:00 PM

The word from the shops I deal with near Goat Island is that the Squid ARE IN!!! We have been sending shipments daily all over the East Coast.

Here is one of the HOT models for 2006. We actually don't have too many of these left as demand was pretty high, but should have enough for another week or so.

These are "Lumo-Lens Prawn", somewhat similar to the Yozuri jigs, but we make these with a luminous strip along the bottom seam. Charge up the jig with a good light source, and the glow from the bottom reflects off the holographic center. VERY HOT!!! Length on these is about 4".

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:02 PM

hey went for squid lastnite (saturday) got there about 1 am fished till 5 am got 20 good size squid. the water was very low but i managed to get my spot on the bridge and get some good squid.
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Posted 01 May 2006 - 02:46 PM

hey guys went tonite sunday from 10 till 1am only got 7. they werent really biting hard
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Posted 01 May 2006 - 09:20 PM

Was down on Goat Island friday night about 9pm till 11:30pm. Caught about 3 dozen
was a fun nice night. Seemed to be taking green really well. 90% caught on that. Most came
quickly about 2 dozen in 5 minutes around 10:30pm. All on a outgoing tide.
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 07:03 AM

Fished the incoming tide Sat from 4pm to midnight around Quonsset Pier (about 2 miles N of Jamestown Bridge)
Squid were everywhere and we did well near the channel edge around 27 feet of water. At dark we moved close to the pier in 15 feet of water. Chummed with clam/bunker chum on the bottom. When we ran out we sprayed chopped up shiners with bunker oil. Squid were very aggresive on the pink as well as white Yozurri jigs until slack tide (10pm) The bite started againaround 11:15 but was much slower. Left at midnight with 3 full 5 gal. pails split between the three of us. A good haul needless to say. Snaildarter.
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Posted 02 May 2006 - 11:28 PM

I went out on friday night. Got to the bridge just before high tide. The bite started off ok, then just died and never picked back up. Btwn 4 of us, we only managed about 20 squid total :th I'm going again this weekend and hoping for much better results. All mine were caught on pink jigs.
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 05:41 AM

went last night, sooooo many little stripers! they were grabbing at my squid jigs all night!! only got 4, trying again tonight.

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Posted 03 May 2006 - 09:35 AM

Fished the incoming tide Sat from 4pm to midnight around Quonsset Pier (about 2 miles N of Jamestown Bridge)

looks like there is another place we can enjoy squid fishing. Could you plz tell me more specific info about the where you fish. I only know about Goat Island. :th Thank you! :cry:
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 08:38 PM

looks like there is another place we can enjoy squid fishing. Could you plz tell me more specific info about the where you fish. I only know about Goat Island. :th Thank you! :cry:


During the run you can fish almost anywhere, especially with a boat. We found channel dropoffs worked. Drift till you find them and then anchor up. Chum them in and keep them there. Near well lit piers at night works well. If you don't have a boat, you need a well lit place that has a current running. We catch them all summer off the docks in the marinas at New harbor at Block Island.

For $20 it is well worth buying a Brinkman underwater light that clips to a 12 volt battery. it will bring them in to you and with some chum you should be able to keep them coming. Best of luck.
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 10:26 PM

went last night. very very very cold, rainy, and very windy. there were only a handful of guys fishing, with a few more coming as i decided to leave. the conditions were bad but i did manage to get over a dozen. going again tonight. hopefully it'll be a little better weather. :th
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 11:05 PM

someone mentioned something about fishing near the basketball courts by the bridge? Anyone know anything about this?
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 12:03 AM

someone mentioned something about fishing near the basketball courts by the bridge? Anyone know anything about this?


It's a good spot to go, but water is a little shallow. I have never caught anything there during the day, but at dusk and after dark it is a good spot.
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 12:52 AM

bah! I wish i had a boat so i could get away from the huge crowd on the bridge.
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Posted 04 May 2006 - 01:17 AM

went squidding last night in the wind and rain. caught 36 squid in just under an hour and a half. i decided to leave when my squid-light ran out of batteries.

i have been using my homemade squid-light for 3 seasons and it works like gangbusters... it's just a waterproof flashlight rubberbanded to a spool of 60 pound test, anchored with a 6 or 10 ounce bank sinker.


I usually rubberband it facing up and send it to the bottom... but sometimes i rubberband it facing down and hang it a foot under the surface.

I came up with this rig because gas generators and halogen lamps are simply not in my budget.

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Posted 04 May 2006 - 10:22 AM

I went last night, 5/2. I had been by earlier in the day with no luck. Once the sun went down it was a different story... for most people there. I suffered the wind and rain for an hour and yielded only one. It was still exciting for me, it was my first squid ever. I was using a cheap spinning rod and three cheap jigs from Benny's and Wally World. No one on this board mentioned the secret weapon. A coleman lantern over the side of the bridge. These guys were doing much better than me, cleaning up and filling their buckets. I was a little reluctant to slide into the group of twenty or so with a dozen lamps over the side but I will return this weekend with a lamp of my own. (I love the idea posted above, simple, effective and cheap!!) By the way, I thought squidding would be a good idea for me because I fish all summer and since I can't get Herring anymore, it's a source of lots of free striper bait. I did take my one squid home last night, cleaned it, what a treat, and gave it a quick toss in bread crumbs followed by a warm bath in hot oil. Delicious, like clam strips. I think I have a new plan for the squid I catch. Thanks for all the tips.
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