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11/14/2017
46° - 50°
Bottom Fishing From Shore
Squid
Glow
Windy
Jigs
Afternoon
11/15/2017
3
2208

Area 11 Les Davis

I finished an appointment in Sumner at 2:30pm and I figured I would try jigging since my arm was feeling a bit better. I started between 3-30pm and quit at 6pm.
I got there and people were putting squid in their buckets but I didn’t get my first until after pinkpole (Kim) got there. I got a total of 3 and Kim got 5 and she gave me 2. This took about an hour.
I have tried on and off for 2 years to get them. These were the first!


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Skeeter2007
11/15/2017 6:06:44 PM
Toni, use your boat and go out in 80 feet during the day time during any tide. Limits all day long. Then you can catch salmon while you do it, it’s a good time of year for that
Sideburns
11/16/2017 3:28:50 AM
Ive been told over and over, its such a big mess in a boat with all of the ink, its not worth it..... I still wanna try it though!
VMV1998
11/16/2017 4:03:21 AM
Hi Toni,
This is my second squid season. Two years ago I had same kinda experience. Every time I was trying to fish for squid I had just couple of them, and just watching everybody else around me catching them . One night I was almost crying, coming home with 2 squids in my bucket, thinking that I'm just stupid, have no skills etc. The problem is ( We are not stupid, some of us just don't know how to catch them and obviously don't have enough knowledge how to do so) that nobody wants to share information in nowadays. I was trying and trying, and almost was ready to quit. But last year, last November(Marine Area 10, 2016) I was reading our fishing reports for Area 10 and I found out that one guy had the same bad luck, asking what is that he's doing wrong and not catching squid. One guy answered to him ,telling him what kinda of lures to buy and where. Explain to him how to fish for squid from public piers, docks etc. And you know what after that comment we did not have any problems. Last year I was fishing Golden Gardens and Seacrest Park, almost every night limiting out and bringing home 5-10lb of delicious calamaris. Last Tuesday night I came to Golden Gardens at 6pm( Low Tide was at 8:45pm if I'm not mistaken). First squid at 6:03 . Then it was slow. South wind 10-15 mph. Some people left around 7:30pm-8pm. Around 8:30pm school of squid entered Marina , rain started( Somehow squid likes when it's raining, I don't know why), and till 9:30pm it was just non stop action. I got my limit and went home. Colors which worked for me were- White /Red and Pink with Green stripes( When squid is coming in great numbers, almost any color works). When you see school of squid you can catch them right away, not too deep. But then they dive, you have to go deeper and let your lower lure touch the bottom, then reel it in 3 - 4 times and keep your lures 15" - 1' above the bottom. What else. From my last Squid Season experience I was fishing for squid on outgoing tides, good nights were when it was raining. And don't quit even when it's slow. Some times when you stay longer,even you see some people already leaving,don't worry, next hour can produce good numbers of squid for you. Also ( I don't know if you know about it or not ) check Tides4Fishing.com . Great web-sight. If you need more info just let me know. And I'll be glad to share it with you. Good Luck.
Skeeter2007
11/16/2017 7:33:30 AM
Let them ink out with one squirt when you bring them out of the water, then grab your lead which is heavier than your jigs to avoid tangle and flip them off your jig into the bucket but picking the lead up which makes the jig turn upside down, flip the squid off the bottom jig, then the middle, then the top. Typically get 3-4 squid per 3 jigs each drop. You get in a rythm and it gets pretty easy with no mess. They’re on the bottom in 80-90’ you can see the schools. Last part of in Tide is best but during a screaming outtide works too they’re still there...takes more work to stay on top of them. stay on bottom.
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