squid - bunbury to dunsborough

i was wondering if anyone could tell me some spots i could go land based to chase some squid..i dont mind a bit of travel anywhere between bunbury and dunsborough. i saw quindalup boat jetty mentioned? busso jetty is good but its shut..but worth giving it a whirl on the little bit thats open? any other spots you could tell me about?

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land based is going to be

Fri, 2010-10-08 22:00

land based is going to be hard work mate .. the little jetty at quindalup is good but you need weed beds .. canal rocks is also a great spot with a live herring under a float.

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Landbased Squidding

Sat, 2010-10-09 07:58

is quite difficult down here due to the shallowness of the bay. You really need a jetty or even better a boat to access likely areas. With busso jetty shut untill at least xmas the finger jetty at Quindalup is your only realistic option, IMO. You need to be pretty careful there due to it being a boat ramp and it's quite busy at times. Go late arvo/evening, into the night.

Honestly if you can get on a boat it's not hard to bag out on Squid within 1-2hrs, there really are that many out there. Good luck.

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mm ok

Sat, 2010-10-09 09:56

aw alight so thats the way it is ey.. sounds like i would do better to take the boat out then!

where do you think are some good places to put that out? i only have a 14` tho..


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Sat, 2010-10-09 17:09

anywhere in the bay that has weed beds. So you don't have to go out far >1km. Most of the squidding i've done would be between Dunsborough and Wonnerup. I know that's a large area but they can be pretty much anywhere in the bay. Always a shot at KG's in these area's too.

Having a live Herring or Yellowtail out under a float can be rediculously effective as a switch bait tooWink

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Tue, 2011-01-25 23:51

Hi all believe the Busso Jetty is opening on the 05/02/2011 would like to go squidding one day how far up the jetty would you go what would be the best time



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To be honest

Wed, 2011-01-26 04:09

the whole length, haha. Probably the area i've found the most consistent would be from the bend to the end Best time would be 5pm onwards and fish around the lights.