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#1 glen

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Posted 24 September 2004 - 03:31 PM

Anyone living in california will find this interesting -
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Giant squid can leave fishermen feeling wet

Rain coats a good idea for night hauls because feisty mollusk sprays everyone when it's caught. By Phil Friedman CORRESPONDENT

With the Santa Ana winds and warm weather this past week, the idea of bringing a raincoat out for a fishing trip seems ludicrous. But that's exactly what is being recommended by many Southland landings operators right now.

"They're back," said Norris Tapp from Davey's Locker Sportfishing in Newport Beach, referring to the arrival of giant squid in Southern California waters. "We are starting to run nightly trips for giant squid and telling everybody to bring a rain coat if they have one."

The reason for the rain gear is the penchant for these giant mollusks to spray predators with a gallon or two of seawater as they are being hoisted on board.

"It can be downright comical," said Mike Redlew from Long Beach Sportfishing. "You can look down on deck and see streams of water everywhere with people laughing and getting doused at the same time. It can be a really fun outing."

Besides putting up a pretty good fight, giant squid are also sought after because they are good to eat.

"There is nothing like calamari steaks," said Terry Randall from Art's Fishing Tackle in Gardena. "We are already getting some calls for squid jigs. People really enjoy fishing for these things.''

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#2 Mr_Willy

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 02:17 AM

Wish i was from California!!!!
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SA - the land of the bigger fish. The fish on the east, measure the least, but if you head west, you'll be bringing in the best!!

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 08:42 AM

yeah me too!
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Posted 29 September 2004 - 01:42 PM

The tuna baots out of west port, WA have also been doing very well withthe squid. I was listening to a radio show out of S. CA last weekend and they were very excited about the squid around. I also cam across a post from two guys who were out after tuna. They landed 37 tuna and five squid. The squid in their picture were a good 10 to 15lbs!

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Posted 30 September 2004 - 10:51 AM

37 tuna AND 5 monster squid,.. guys, forget floundering trips,.. lets go tuna/squidfishing!!!!

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 01:59 PM

Check out this photo. It shows the tuna and squid.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:28 PM

those squid are massive! and the tuna are not bad either! though here in australia the smallest tuna you can catch is about 300kg. hahaha ok maybe i made that last bit up.

well done, glen :P
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Posted 04 October 2004 - 09:42 AM

holly molly,... its one thing describing it, and then another seeing that photo!!!

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 10:29 AM

Ok, now i REALLY, REALLY want to be there!!
Those squid are massive!!!

Imagine how the bloke would feel who has to clean that lot though!!
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SA - the land of the bigger fish. The fish on the east, measure the least, but if you head west, you'll be bringing in the best!!

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 07:22 PM

It's fun... but try cranking a 30+ pound parachute filled with bricks up from 400+ feet down. It's a good workout. It's also fun watching threshers and Sea Lions trying to steal them away. Click on the pic to enlarge it.

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