Squid everywhere

Discussion in 'Washington Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by Kamehameha, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Kamehameha

    Kamehameha ......

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    Van
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    Most of the post on here are about salmon and tuna so I hope this bring some more variety to the reports section. Launched out of Alki to squid off our beat up squidding machine. Our plan was to go to the downtown waterfront and jig but our newly installed used prop was acting weird (a lot of vibration at high rpm). We decided to squid near the boat launch and it was on fire. Saw several boats launch to squid and they were heading to downtown, but we didn't want to take the risk.

    In 3.5 hours we caught 3 limits for three guys and most of them are large. They are striking our green and pink lure with many doubles. Many times we let our lures drop and instant strike, takes some practice to get the feel for it but once mastered you'll pull one up every minute if they are there.

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  2. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    laurence
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    Nice haul!
     
  3. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies The guy that makes the glass stuff

    Location:
    White trashville
    Name:
    Garrett
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    21' SeaRay Laguna CC "Sea 'Scape"
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    I'm assuming you are using lights, what depth were you fishing in? I've been wanting to try this forever..
     
  4. 45king

    45king Tuna smasher

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    danny
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    Good job sir!
     
  5. Kamehameha

    Kamehameha ......

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    Van
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    We anchor around 50 feet. When it's slow we drop all the way to the bottom and reel up about 2 feet off bottom and start jigging. When there is an aggressive school feeding we drop our lure about 20 ft and jig, when they are aggressively attackhig the lure you can actually faintly feel them "bite" without jigging the lure.

    We hook up two led flood lights to each side of the boat, check out the picture.
     
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  6. EJ Swanny

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

    Location:
    Redondo/WA
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    Erik
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    "Riley-J" 2006 21' Proline Tourney
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    So what is your plan with them....calamari or hali bait? If you eat them what is the best way to prepare/cook them....dredge in egg/flour then deep-fry????? Nice haul.....
     
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  7. matta57

    matta57 hack

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    matt
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    good eats for humans or gamefish! nice catch
     
  8. ☆THRASHER☆

    ☆THRASHER☆ Thrashing Some Rods.

    Location:
    Renton WA
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    Jason Champion
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    I think I'm going to go give this a shot on Wednesday night. I used to catch them as a kid off the pier in Santa Cruz. My Neighbor has gone squiding in a few times here in the Northwest, I'll take him with me.

    Thanks a whole lot for reporting.
     
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  9. mullet

    mullet Metal Fabricator

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    Mike
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    If you want to make them premium for consumption or bait.Put them in a mesh bag and drag them along side your boat at a slow idle.They will die and ink out leaving you with a premium product whatever you decide to do with it.Inking them will make them freeze a lot better.
     
  10. mbacher12

    mbacher12 Newbie

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    Mark
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    ive been wanting to do this forever but had no idea where to go. only problem is i dont have a boat. you think you could catch them off any of the piers? if so which ones?
     
  11. Clockwork

    Clockwork I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    covington, wa
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    Ryan
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    Nice change of pace report! I hit the dock at redondo 3 nights last week and did well. Best squid year i can recall but really just got into it serious last year.

    Thought about using the boat but once that ink dries doesnt it stain?

    I ate this for 5 days straight.
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  12. Kamehameha

    Kamehameha ......

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    Van
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    I use them mostly for personal consumption and not for bait. We steam them, fry, stirfry, and make squid ink pasta. I run out of things to do with it.
     
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  13. Kamehameha

    Kamehameha ......

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    I have a piece of shit boat so I don't care if it stains. If you wash it the day of then it'll come off but leave it overnight and it might stain.

    We just went again today with 7 people on that boat and limit with 70lbs in 3 hours.
     
  14. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    not a spoiled bitch from san diego
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    bill
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    "limit"? How many squid is a limit of squid in washington. is there a minimum size to go along with that?
     
  15. ☆THRASHER☆

    ☆THRASHER☆ Thrashing Some Rods.

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    Renton WA
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    Jason Champion
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    I'm pretty sure it's 10 pounds and no minimum size.
     
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  16. TooManyHobbies

    TooManyHobbies The guy that makes the glass stuff

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    White trashville
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    Garrett
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    I took a full blast from an angry Humbolt a few years back when they made their way up here. Got eveything but my hat! Eveything washed out. Mmmm salty!
     
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  17. Kamehameha

    Kamehameha ......

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    Van
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    The fishing pier at alki where the water taxi goes to is really hot and same as the pier right next to the Ferris wheel in downtown Seattle. Redondo pier next to salty is always pack with squidders.
     
  18. Crittercountry

    Crittercountry Island time

    Location:
    Clinton,wa,USA
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    Tim
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    Does the tide matter?
     
  19. bigdood

    bigdood I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Name:
    Justin
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    Nice haul! We had fun catching squid this past summer in Tacoma, very few things as good as fresh caught calamari. Would love a combo platter like Clockwork posted!
     
  20. TunaHore

    TunaHore World Champion Boat Ho

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    Island
    Name:
    Tuck
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    Looks like a good excuse to add lights to my skiff and get out there. Alki is within reach of my skiff. I don't even have NAV lights yet. I want me some squid
     

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