SQUID Fishing Help thread

Hey guys, was thinking of doing some squidding. I need any help on techniques, locations , and lures and whatever other information you gusy can give. i hope everyone who is in the know how contributes to  this thread so as other members can have a little insight in to what it is about as well.. thanks again... eagerly awaiting the replies..

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Good info here squid

Wed, 2007-09-19 14:15



SPESS's picture

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I like to cast out with

Wed, 2007-09-19 14:57

I like to cast out with jiggs in the wieghts 2.5 to 4gm and let them slowly drift down to the bottom. Once it reaches the bottom slow sharp twiches back work well for me. Colours that work best are bright pinks, oranges, greens and yellows in that order. The red head pattern in the SWLab catfish squid jigs are awsome as well and becoming my favorite for squid. If you are fishing from a boat i find drifting over patches with a pasternoster rig work best keeping the lure in the strike zone while moving along! 1 metre trace from the dropper loop to a snapper lead, dropper must be 40cm long to the jig. tie off to a swivel to main line. Cheers.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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i also find berly and chum

Wed, 2007-09-19 16:25

i also find berly and chum works well, we've had luck on squid jigs and ocy jigs with a dead fish. but if you get on to a nice weedy patch cast and retrive works well and a twitch of the rod make em more eager

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Gimme a ring

Wed, 2007-09-19 21:06

Hey Karlos,

Gimme a ring when you wanna go squidding! I've got some new squid jigs.

Leyenda pesca

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ive heard a few

Thu, 2007-09-20 06:30

ive heard a few guys spraying altrabite on them as well which seems to work!

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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ive been squeezing a couple

Thu, 2007-09-20 07:06

ive been squeezing a couple of drops of ultrabite pheramones on my jigs. 

my favourite jigs:

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i remember reading somewhere

Sat, 2007-09-22 14:46

i remember reading somewhere that squid cant smell so i dont bother with scents, pheremones..etc

i just use a bright pink 2.0 yamashita and have had no problems catching squid

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The only way squid smell is

Sat, 2007-09-22 23:54

The only way squid smell is if left in the sun !!

but at a 10 to 1 with the additive Id go the squid jig de-odourant!