Elliott Bay squid

Discussion in 'Washington Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Brabo1432, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Sockeye71

    Sockeye71 If it swims... we will hunt it down and club it!

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    Decided to head down to Alki and try for squid.... since football game on was horrible.

    Never done it before so thought I'd try to get some calamari and bait for Hali season.

    After 10 min a couple regulars showed up and showed me a couple pointers.

    Ended up with 6 lbs with 5 of them over 7"..... Ate half of them and kept half for bait.
     
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  2. Spring Fever

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  3. Siv

    Siv I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Did you go at night and if so did you bring a light?
     
  4. Quan

    Quan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That's awesome, man. Not enough squid reports on this site. I grew up squidding in Tacoma and I miss it dearly up here in Bellingham. I bring down gear every Thanksgiving and Christmas when I visit fam for the holidays.

    I wish I could figure out if there are any squid up here... info on squid in the SJIs is non-existent.
     
  5. Swede

    Swede Yachtless

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    I've seen them squid in the day when the squid are aggressively humping
     
  6. bigdood

    bigdood I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Always wanted to try for squid out of Tacoma when the odds are better, only time I've tried was mid-summer and predictably got a goose egg
     
  7. kallitype

    kallitype big liar

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    ONce caught a couple off the gas dock at Point Defiance boathouse, jigging for herring---in the middle of an august day!!!
     
  8. Hunter Dan

    Hunter Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I've caught them on Buzz Bombs, Pt Wilson candlefish and darts during the day trying for blackmouth at the Edmonds Pier.
     
  9. dragonballs

    dragonballs I'm off probation

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    I am going to have to give this a try... where are the pics
     
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  10. jet2go

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    So, what kind of pointers did the regulars give you? Want to try it myself - love calimari!
     
  11. Clockwork

    Clockwork I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bring eye protection!
     
  12. Hunter Dan

    Hunter Dan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bring a security detail to cordon off your generator and spot light space. Otherwise you'll have an unwanted cadre of hangers on using your light and gas.
     
  13. Cornfed

    Cornfed CAPTAIN | TEAM USUAL SUSPECTS Has Moderator Powers

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    When I was in high school (O'Dea), I used to head down after lifting and load up on those guys at Pier 69. It was shoulder to shoulder, and it was a complete dock side frenzy as the squid came in to our jigs!
     
  14. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I used to just take a little dingy and hang a couple coleman lanterns over the side and get easy limits next to the docks/piers where others were jigging. No need to worry about other squiders poaching your light or generators, etc. One could obviously do this with a full size boat as well. Redondo is producing, I used to anchor just west of Salty's. Close enough to the lights of the pier and the restaurant, but far enough away so you do not get a squid jig thrown at you.....

    Be safe all....Swanny
     
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  15. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    Was talking to a guy yesterday who has been going in the south Sound recently and he says the quantity and size are some of the best he has seen in a while.
     
  16. Quan

    Quan I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm likely going to give Tacoma's Les Davis pier a shot this Saturday. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
     
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  17. Kamehameha

    Kamehameha ......

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    Everybody is doing great right now, we limit out with all super large squid on Saturday at alki. It's just a waiting game for the large school to come to your spot, when they come its light out fishing frenzy, everybody goes crazy.

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  18. Clockwork

    Clockwork I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fished redondo 3 times in th e last couple weeks. Did alright the first time. Maybe a dozen and then struggled the last 2 times while the regulars did much better. Still looking for better lighting but one guy said squidding has been better in the day anyway.
     
  19. Crittercountry

    Crittercountry Island time

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    Anybody ever squid at LaConner?
     
  20. Odin7

    Odin7 Odin7

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    I was out tonight on the south Sound. Got there around dark and stayed for about an hour getting enough for a meal. A real mix of sizes.

    The go-to color for jigs was pink which I didn't have. None the less, even a blind dog finds a bone once in a while.
     

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