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post #1 of 39
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Anyone ever use squid for Stripers? I've tried several times and caught a lot of small blues and fluke off squid, but never a striper. I do remember once when I saw a guy (almost) pull in a nice Blue off a whole boxed squid (until the fish bit him off), but as anyone else had anyone luck with squid for Stripers and Blues?
post #2 of 39
Yes, live line the squid early in the season. before the BOOFISH arrive.
post #3 of 39

Never tried or heard of it. Wouldn't say its impossible but unlikely. Out of the fish I've kept and gutted I've never found squid in their bellies. Bunker, sand eels, fluke, crabs, but no squid.

post #4 of 39
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Originally Posted by borntafish View Post

Yes, live line the squid early in the season. before the BOOFISH arrive.

Well, here, we don't have a squid run, so I don't have any access to fresh or live squid, so I usually just buy those 1 lb. frozen calamari boxes from my local b+t shop. My local bait shop may occasionally have fresh squid a few times during Fluke season, but other than that, I have to get dead frozen.
post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by surfcityNJ View Post

Never tried or heard of it. Wouldn't say its impossible but unlikely. Out of the fish I've kept and gutted I've never found squid in their bellies. Bunker, sand eels, fluke, crabs, but no squid.


Well that is pretty funny since I've been doing it since I was 5 years old and am know pushing 54. Never say no to fish and what they eat. They eat anything that is plentiful and available.
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Originally Posted by jameso20o View Post

Well, here, we don't have a squid run, so I don't have any access to fresh or live squid, so I usually just buy those 1 lb. frozen calamari boxes from my local b+t shop. My local bait shop may occasionally have fresh squid a few times during Fluke season, but other than that, I have to get dead frozen.


Ct does have a squid run. wink.gif
Where in CT do you live?
You can do the same thing with thawed frozen squid. Again, the earlier in the season the better.
post #6 of 39
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Originally Posted by jameso20o View Post

Well, here, we don't have a squid run, so I don't have any access to fresh or live squid, so I usually just buy those 1 lb. frozen calamari boxes from my local b+t shop. My local bait shop may occasionally have fresh squid a few times during Fluke season, but other than that, I have to get dead frozen.

I'm sure you get some squid by you. You just may not realize it.
post #7 of 39
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Originally Posted by borntafish View Post

Well that is pretty funny since I've been doing it since I was 5 years old and am know pushing 54. Never say no to fish and what they eat. They eat anything that is plentiful and then available.
Ct does have a squid run. wink.gif
Where in CT do you live?
You can do the same thing with thawed frozen squid. Again, the earlier in the season the better.

South western. I know the eastern part of the state gets one, but I don't think we do.
post #8 of 39

Something I tried for the first time this year was squid strips soaked in shedder crab juice, it comes in a small container and is about $5. Works great for Fluke and blues but have never heard of anyone recently catching Stripers with squid - at least down here in south Jersey.

post #9 of 39
Talk about squid may five years ago I use to fish in cape may we use squid all the time the trick in not to use the whole one that will attract dog fish just cut it open and peel off the tentacle with the gut that what attract them is the gut try that now I just fish up north
post #10 of 39

they dont call em squid hounds for nothing! 

 

my buddy couple yrs ago early in the season gutted a bass that was stacked with squid!  wish i had a pic.  there had to be at least 6-8 of them in there!  thats not much but we were still like  eek.gif

post #11 of 39
I don't do a lot of bait fishing but I've seen 2 occasions where squid outfished pogy chunks early in the season during the squid run here in RI. In one case 2 of us fished pogy chunks and got skunked while the squid produced one hit after another. The guy fishing squid was just learning and ended up with a fish in the mid 20's that hit a very small piece of squid. So it seems they're definitely keyed in on the squid here early in the season.
post #12 of 39
in the hudson you can catch small 7-13 inch stripers on squid...but i bet they are eating anything at that lifestage.
post #13 of 39
I caught one of my first stripers on a strip of squid many years ago.. After a afternoon of fluking out in the ocean we came back into the inlet and pulled our boat up onto a sodbank where we launched earlier in the day and while I was still sitting on the back of the boat waiting for one of the other guys to back the trailer down I casted out my fluke rig towards the bridge we were by and sure enough minutes after I was pulled tight with a nice Bass.. Plus I don't think that one counted as a official " Boat Fish" caught fish biggrin.gif


Steve
post #14 of 39
squid for stripers are like crab for stripers.....you see them in bass' bellies all the time but i don't fish them as bait. don't know why
post #15 of 39
Way back when, squid on 12ft of mono tied to a jug and watch the jugs go a flying . Then found out it was against the law. to bad,would have cleaned up.

So now squid on fishing rod with ballon tied onto float it and watch it go flying.
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