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squid fishing by boat

Started by digger, November 10, 2007, 10:23:16 CET

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digger

have been 4 times last week for squid  caught 2- o -5 -and 3last time out caught 2 in mid water while winding handline on cork.

busumark

not catching a lot either 3-5 if you are lucky

shanook

same here didnt catch much and they seem to be small.... at least the once i caught... as a friend says "still in their nappy".

busumark

sometimes you catch a big one 3/4kg - 1kg

busumark

went squid fishing this morning with boat caught 6 in 10 minutes than nothing

ciappinu

Better than me. I went out yesterday evening, a couple of miles out from mellieha. No squid caught....zero.
Seabrave 14 e-Tec 50hp

ForTuna

hey guys, do you where possibly i can catch some squid to use as live bait this time time of the year ? I was thinking somewhere between l-ahrax and comino, or else on Wied iz zurrieq side, use to be told that on that side they still catch squid in summer .... what do you think ?
ForTuna

Triumph 170cc - Evinrude 75 E-TEC

placebo

yes my friend we catch squid during the night in west side on summer.

found out the best method here is to troll at a 1knt or less speed under the Hal Far (Ghar Hasan) cliffs you'll manage some for early bait.

We still catch during summer not in big quantities but they make the perfect bait
the fishing gods might have something for me tomorrow I'll be fishing

skip

Placebo, so do you slow troll a squid jig or use some kind of other lure?

ForTuna

that's really helpful placebo, looking forward to starting using my downrigger using live bait , lures didnt't prove to be so good especially if you re fish for denci or accola
ForTuna

Triumph 170cc - Evinrude 75 E-TEC

skip

For those I think you need either bait strips or even better live bait on a slow troll. What weight are you using with your downrigger? Be sure to check out the Z-Wing 250/500 which has proved to be a lifesaver with downriggers in terms of getting your lures to the right depth without crazy big lead balls!

ForTuna

well it's a scotty model i think it's the 1085 version or somethng like that, the weight is quite heavy 5k or even more
ForTuna

Triumph 170cc - Evinrude 75 E-TEC

placebo

hi skip, i use the pater noster with 3 squid jigs but troll slowly. Sometimes this method is very effective especially when there is no current in water.

I learnt this method from MXlokk fisherman and is very effective. Although....i still notice that i do not catch as much as they do!

looks like there is something i need to improve.....am working on it!
the fishing gods might have something for me tomorrow I'll be fishing

ForTuna

so if i understood correctly , you troll almost at the bottom right ?
ForTuna

Triumph 170cc - Evinrude 75 E-TEC

placebo

yes tuna just letting the weight off the bottom...then at some time let the boat free again to settle speed at a very slow pace.

i can go around 1knt but i notice that MXlokk boats go even more slower and i think that's why they get better catches. As i told you i'm still catching up and learning the method.
the fishing gods might have something for me tomorrow I'll be fishing