Squid in Bogue Sound

Old 07-17-2020, 06:40 AM
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Default Squid in Bogue Sound

We caught this little guy in cast net off the dock around the middle of bogue banks, so not right at either inlet.

How rare is this? After last week’s small spadefish/ triple tail I’m starting to think everything passes through this marine nursery. I love his colors.

Old 07-17-2020, 06:50 AM
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Fry him up!
Old 07-17-2020, 06:52 AM
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I'm not an expert but that looks more like a cuttlefish than a squid to me. You can tell by looking into their eyes, squid have round/oval pupils, cuttlefish have W or V pupils.
Old 07-17-2020, 07:26 AM
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Yes have caught them there in nets. Worked on a small shrimp boat a couple times to help out a friend (not a trawler but with frames on the side) caught a bunch of them. I saved them for bait and calamari
Old 07-17-2020, 09:58 AM
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I filled a baitwell with some a few years back at 70 West while looking for pogies. I imagine 50 of them in one throw of the cast net. Probably 6 to 8 inches long. They lived all day in there without much fuss. Then, something spooked one, he got crazy and starting jumping and squirting, they starting grabbing each other, and before long my whole bait tank was black! Used a few and froze the rest but that tank still has a purple tinge to it where they stained it!

Edit: I believe you have cuttlefish as well.
Old 07-19-2020, 06:36 AM
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Thanks fellas. I should have thought of this sooner but I showed the pic to my neighbor who is a retired marine scientist who worked for the navy to collect and catalog invertebrates to understand impacts on sonar, etc. He agrees it’s a type of cuttlefish but reminded me a cuttlefish is a type of squid. Anyway, my son enjoyed catching him and if they show up in numbers we’ll light the burner.

forgot to mention when I picked him up he slid back into my finger and was starting to bite me with his beak. Surprisingly strong for his size.

Congrats to all who were able to get out for ARS on Friday.
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That thing is COOL!! definitely not a regular sqid

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