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#21 akumakun

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 07:49 AM

Hello All
Planning on going this weekend Friday night and Sat night coming up from NY. Going to tough it out in the rain.
Can you let me know how much lighting. Is a regular battery lantern good enough.? I have one of the camping lantern "north Star" is that too much.?

let me know

Thanks!
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#22 Squid_Man

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:08 AM

Hey edyoon,

People will ride out the showers and then fish when the rain lays out and retreat when it turns up. There are a few in rain gear and will tough out the conditions. Yes, Squids are in!!!

Cousteau, you say you filled a 10 gallon bucket!? That's a big bucket!!! a 5 gallon bucket will fill about 25-30 pounds of squid.
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#23 Cousteau

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 10:19 AM

Squid_Man,

Oops! You're absolutely right, my bad. 5 gallon bucket, 66 squid, and the weight was just an estimate. Sorry, I guess I typed before I really thought about it...
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#24 harryfaoki

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 12:24 AM

Hi. Squid lovers,

I went the bridge last night from NY. It took almost 4 hours to get there. It was rainning and windy and cold. I and my wife arrived on 9 pm and there were almost 100 people most of them were chinese fishing on the edge of the bridge.

I and my wife have never had fished squid before. This is first time for us to fish squid.
And guess what, we fished 36 squid within 2 hours. It was very cold and rainning, so we left there about on 12 am.

Those squid were in the bottom, few feet above from the bottom. So you ain't get them from surface. We spent an hour to figure this out.

We ate it by raw "Sashimi" with sy sauce and wasabi. It was great taste, even it has sweetness.
We're going to do caramari festival tonight.

Thanks. :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:39 AM

Now I hate squid.

It has bee quite some time since I have caught squid so a friend and I tried to give it a shot Thursday night. We used a boat and started at the causeway because we did not know any better. We ran all around the lower bay and then finally got into them at a spot a dive buddy suggested. We only caught 120-150 squid while the others were catching three times as many. It was a perfect night out there even though it was a little chilly. I may go again just to catch them for chum to use this summer. It took me 5 hours to clean my share.

Now I hate squid.

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#26 Squid_Man

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 12:37 AM

Good job Newbie! :au: You shouldn't hate squid but just love them... :au: I hear of people who are making serious cash selling squid by the buckets to fishermen off the causeway... :au:

Hope you had a good time Harry... I was surprise to hear that there was around 100 people there in the cold. I figured there only be around 25 die hard squidders. Yes the squid are fished off the bottom. Make sure to raise your rod softly and take it easy. There's no need to whip your rod like a maniac. :rolleyes:

Cousteau, I figured it was a 5 gallon bucket... :D
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#27 edyoon

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 09:57 PM

Hi all,
I am so.........................sad....and......disappointed.........................
.ㅜ.ㅜ
I went to Causeway on Saturday with my family.
I was expecting only rain...but...the wind.. was too strong and cold to fish.
There were heaps of cars parked, and people were just waiting for the wind to be calmed down....and....I was waiting until Sunday 11am....nothing got better....
I guess, I picked a wrong day to fish..but..I am not giving up...I will go back this weekend again.
Good job Harry!!
You shoud try Korean hot sauce for the Sashimi...^^
Cheers everybody!!
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#28 Yang

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 01:06 AM

how long will the season last? I only caught 16 last Friday, and want to try again end of this month, like 27-29 weekend. I am not sure they will still be there or not at that time?
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:39 AM

how long will the season last? I only caught 16 last Friday, and want to try again end of this month, like 27-29 weekend. I am not sure they will still be there or not at that time?

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Sometimes the mackeral come in and scatter the squid. There were some mackeral there this morning.

Catch report: Monday morning -- my ffriend caught about 100 pounds of squid.

Tuesday morning -- my wife and I filled a 5 gallon pail plus a smaller bucket -- preety large crowd for a Tuesday morning -- most people were filling a bucket.
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#30 Yang

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:05 AM

So, that means they won't stay longer because of the mackeral and striper coming. I'd better go this weekend and give the second try.

Does the moring work well as the night? Does the tide matter? And what color lures do you prefer?

Thanks!
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:31 PM

Sometimes the mackeral come in and scatter the squid.  There were some mackeral there this morning.

Catch report:  Monday morning -- my ffriend caught about 100 pounds of squid.

Tuesday morning -- my wife and I filled a 5 gallon pail plus a smaller bucket -- preety large crowd for a Tuesday morning -- most people were filling a bucket.

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Fished there yesterday from 7:30am - 1:00pm... got about 2/3 bucket plus a couple mackeral. After I got home I count the total to be above 70 squid.

PS: The city of Newport has install meters on the street now.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 10:31 PM

Tuesday Night - Wednesday Morning:

I pulled an all-nighter with 2 friends on one of their boats and we only managed about 75 squid combined. The other boats were doing much better.

What were we doing wrong? We used 3 Yo-zuri #2 jigs (blue and pink) tied about 18" apart with a 1oz or 2oz weight tied below. We fished the bottom as well as mid-water and had less sucess than everyone else.

Any Ideas?

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 07:46 AM

Sounds like you put in a lot of work without a lot of success.

My personal recommendation for one is to use a weighted squid jig on the bottom, we have some that are 1oz and ideal for a bottom jig. Have had other customers do very well this way, and actually caught over half of their squid on the weighted jig.

I'm not sure which yo-zuri jigs you were using, but I definitely recommend using luminous glow in the dark jigs. You do need to remember to charge up the glow in the dark jigs with an electric light though, which will add to your success. Size 1.5 - 2.5 are good sizes.

Good Luck..

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Tuesday Night - Wednesday Morning:

I pulled an all-nighter with 2 friends on one of their boats and we only managed about 75 squid combined. The other boats were doing much better.

What were we doing wrong? We used 3 Yo-zuri #2 jigs (blue and pink) tied about 18" apart with a 1oz or 2oz weight tied below. We fished the bottom as well as mid-water and had less sucess than everyone else.

Any Ideas?

Newbie

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 10:42 AM

Jon,

You have an e-mail at your site e-mail address.

Thanks,

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#35 Yang

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:26 AM

i put the weighted jig on the bottom, and caught my first one. I was so surprised that the squid didn't pick up the other two pink lures. I got a snag later, however, lost the weighted jig and another pink. I used the left luminous pink one to fish from evening to night and got totally 16.

At night, a guy on my left who kept jigging caught a squid every 3 minutes, and another guy on my right who didn't jig kept pulling squid every minute. I tried to ask him how come he didn't jig and got even more squids than other people and didn't get an answer from him. :lol I guess the current may jig the lure.

Someone said there were 100 Chinese fishing there, actually they were not Chinese. Because I can't understand their language, so I can't get the trick :au:

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 02:48 PM

Here are some extracts from the latest fishing report in the Providence Journal -

Fishing report - Friday, May 13, 2005

At the mouth of the Bay, there are plenty of fish in the 20-pound class pursuing squid, according to Sam Toland of Sam's Bait & Tackle, who says the squid run is the largest in years. It should continue through the full moon on May 23, Toland predicts.

On Wednesday, Ray Wedge caught both squid and mackerel in Newport, said David Henault of Ocean State Tackle. Jigging at Fort Getty is inconsistent, but worth a shot.

Stonington Harbor holds squid.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 02:55 PM

Here are some links to nice maps of the Goat Island bridge and surrounding area at Newport for those who have not visited the area before -

Maps are from citimaps.com

http://www.citimaps....ort_parking.pdf

http://www.citimaps....harbor_104k.pdf

The maps are in PDF format.
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#38 Yang

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 09:10 AM

Are the yo-zuri jigs luminous or not? It doesn't say on the box and web site.

Sounds like you put in a lot of work without a lot of success.

My personal recommendation for one is to use a weighted squid jig on the bottom, we have some that are 1oz and ideal for a bottom jig.  Have had other customers do very well this way, and actually caught  over half of their squid on the weighted jig.

I'm not sure which yo-zuri jigs you were using, but I definitely recommend using luminous glow in the dark jigs.  You do need to remember to charge up the glow in the dark jigs with an electric light though, which will add to your success.  Size 1.5 - 2.5 are good sizes.

Good Luck..

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 02:35 AM

Hi, I'm a newbie anybody has plan going this weekend I'm new to the area and I lived in Riverside, RI.
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Posted 18 May 2005 - 07:38 AM

Pinoy ka? Anyway, not this weekend, but sometime during the week next week.

Hi, I'm a newbie anybody has plan going this weekend I'm new to the area and I lived in Riverside, RI.

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