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.