Notices
Like Tree20Likes

Targeting Squid

Old 03-15-2019, 09:33 AM
  #1  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Central MA
Posts: 909
Default Targeting Squid

Looking to gear up for squid this spring. I am planning on a weekend in mid-may down in the cape, most likely seabass opening weekend as well.

I am all set on rods and reels.

Seems like Popponeset to Hyannisport for area to fish around.

Looking for advice on locations and depths, rigs, jigs, weight, drift or anchor, day or night, tide?
Reming870 is offline  
Old 03-15-2019, 10:37 AM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Saunderstown / Pt Judith, RI
Posts: 1,671
Default

Squid Fishing, Squid Jigs and Squid Jigging Centre - Squidfish.net

when the board goes silent, they're in.
Bryan A. likes this.
Sin Bin fishing RI is offline  
Old 03-16-2019, 02:39 AM
  #3  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Cape cod
Posts: 568
Default

fish next to the crappiest 1980's bow rider you can find in the squid fleet. typically it will be covered in ink. use a 1oz bank sinker and two small squid jigs above it on dropper loops. i like orange and pink. keep your leaders light, 10lb is more than enough. you have the right idea on locations. the fleet isnt hard to find once the squid show up.
Maritime ditch is offline  
Old 03-16-2019, 06:24 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 108
Default

Better go before sea bass opener, once they're in with scup, squid hard to find
vito80 is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 06:11 AM
  #5  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 92
Default

I'd love to try my hand this spring for Squid. Although admittedly i'm too anal about keeping my boat clean. How much of a mess does the ink cause when fishing for Squid, does it hose off easily or are you staining the deck and coming pads.. ???
thanks.
G
Gforce67 is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 06:48 AM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Aquidneck Island, RI
Posts: 88
Default

Originally Posted by Gforce67 View Post
I'd love to try my hand this spring for Squid. Although admittedly i'm too anal about keeping my boat clean. How much of a mess does the ink cause when fishing for Squid, does it hose off easily or are you staining the deck and coming pads.. ???
thanks.
G
If its going to really bother you, wash as you catch or go on another boat.. Otherwise you'll be magic erasing for a while. Under the t-top, gunnels, instruments, name it, ink will be there.
RhodyFirsh401 is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 06:55 AM
  #7  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: mass/Point Judith, RI dockage
Posts: 11,814
Default

Life is too short to have a clean boat.
sams, north coast, Fordy and 3 others like this.
gerg is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 06:59 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Saunderstown / Pt Judith, RI
Posts: 1,671
Default

clean boat and squid ain't happening
Sin Bin fishing RI is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 07:01 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Newburyport, MA
Posts: 609
Default

Are there places and times that you can get squid off of Plum Island?
Toothpick 10 is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 09:48 AM
  #10  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Haverhill, MA
Posts: 780
Default

Originally Posted by Toothpick 10 View Post
Are there places and times that you can get squid off of Plum Island?
My first drop looking for mackerel last year we pulled up some squid. But I have only done that once or twice before in 20 years.

There are def around, but I never targeted them.
bigv2832 is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 10:50 AM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Saunderstown / Pt Judith, RI
Posts: 1,671
Default

shine some lights, fish the shadows. they'll find you.
Sin Bin fishing RI is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 12:26 PM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: mass/Point Judith, RI dockage
Posts: 11,814
Default

Originally Posted by Sin Bin fishing RI View Post
shine some lights, fish the shadows. they'll find you.
Unless there is a bright moon, then don't use the lights......
gerg is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 12:44 PM
  #13  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 38
Default

Originally Posted by RhodyFirsh401 View Post
If its going to really bother you, wash as you catch or go on another boat.. Otherwise you'll be magic erasing for a while. Under the t-top, gunnels, instruments, name it, ink will be there.
I used to fish for squid off a pier before I got a boat last summer. I’d like to target them from the boat too, but am also concerned about the ink getting everywhere. Was thinking about hanging a 5 gal bucket off the gunwale on the outside of the boat close to the water and to lift the squid out of the water straight into the bucket. Would something like this work to contain the mayhem?
ctown is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 12:55 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Saunderstown / Pt Judith, RI
Posts: 1,671
Default

Originally Posted by ctown View Post


I used to fish for squid off a pier before I got a boat last summer. I’d like to target them from the boat too, but am also concerned about the ink getting everywhere. Was thinking about hanging a 5 gal bucket off the gunwale on the outside of the boat close to the water and to lift the squid out of the water straight into the bucket. Would something like this work to contain the mayhem?
not a chance.

you'll get inked in the mouth like some cheap internet porno more than you'd like. and that shit happens to everyone.

#moneyshot
Sin Bin fishing RI is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 01:08 PM
  #15  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 137
Default

put bleach in a spray bottle, spray it on all the areas that are covered with ink. Wait 3-4 minutes and the ink should disappear. Can hit it with a brush as well then fresh water. Yes, the bleach removes the wax. So squid fish, and once the season is over get the boat detailed or do it yourself and wax all the areas you bleached.
BHBell is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 01:13 PM
  #16  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 427
Default

We tried using a bait bag to drop the squid into-didn't work
Take a look at the deck in the picture
waynesworld10 is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 01:31 PM
  #17  
Admirals ClubCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER Admiral's Club Member
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: cape cod
Posts: 8,786
Default

I like the last week in April and first in May for squid. Once the Scup and Seabass show up it's game over. Find the fleet of ink covered Seawirls and Bayliners and you'll be on the meat.
jbg108 is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 03:39 PM
  #18  
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 92
Default

Originally Posted by RhodyFirsh401 View Post
If its going to really bother you, wash as you catch or go on another boat.. Otherwise you'll be magic erasing for a while. Under the t-top, gunnels, instruments, name it, ink will be there.
Right on, I've just watched some you tube videos. That mess belongs on a pier or a charter junket. Looks like fun but No thanks.
Gforce67 is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 03:48 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 1,571
Default

Wow this thread just talked me out of squidding! (At least on my own boat)
jtcwhaler is offline  
Old 03-22-2019, 04:39 PM
  #20  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,865
Talking

Originally Posted by sin bin fishing ri View Post
not a chance.

You'll get inked in the mouth like some cheap internet porno more than you'd like. And that shit happens to everyone.

#moneyshot
i don't think that is ink you are seeing in the porno
TUNEE is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread