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#1 Guest_tikelz_*

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 05:44 AM

hi all, can anyone tell me a good technique whilst squidding off a boat? do i cast it out with retrieve, drop it under the boat, etc?
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#2 beakman

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 03:19 PM

I caught them using the paternoster rig and let the waves bounce the boat up and down as a jigging effect

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:42 PM

Hi Beakman,
This should help. This is a small extract from a fishing article that I wrote on Squid fishing:

When fishing from a boat for squid you should always drift. Drifting helps you cover more ground and thus exposing your jig to a greater audience. The boat should be positioned so that the wind will push it over the desired fishing ground. This is done by positioning the boat upwind of the desired area and letting the wind carry you over the area to be fished. You may at times need to steer the boat to correct any deviations from the desired path. In most instances you should not need to start the motor, just adjust the steering setting. When drifting I try and keep the boat perpendicular to the wind and parallel to the waves, this is done by turning the motor in a direction that pushes the nose into the prevailing wind. A perfect drift is achieved when the boat moves over your desired ground at a slow walking pace. If the wind is strong and the drift fast you many need to use a sea anchor, to reduce the speed of the drift. I have found this technique to be very effective. When you come across a school of squid you have generally two options, firstly you can anchor and then cast into the school. This is usually only done if the drift is quite fast. Secondly, if the drift is slow you can continue casting into the school, it is important to remember the location of the school. As soon as the action slows return to where you first encountered the school and continue to drift. If the squid are still there continue this technique till you have your bag limit or if the action tapers off continue on the drift in search of a new school. For this method to work at its optimum you must cast into the wind or tide so that your jig travels over the entire drift path of the boat. Casting with the wind will not only lead to more snags but you will also leave great areas of your drift unfished.


Good luck, let me know how you go.

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#4 NyghtFire

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 06:28 PM

wow....
thats an awesome technique with the anchor and all i am going to use that next time i go out
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