BillHoo

Squidding

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Anyone go squid fishing in Jersey?  What kind of gear?

- squid jigs and weight

- trout rod

- lights

- bucket

- clothes that can get dirty

 

Never did it, I hear people bring generators with lights, but I'm thinking a couple LED worklights with my put out enough lumens without having to lug a generator.  Walmart sells a good one with a build in lithium battery for about $20 that runs for a few hours without recharge and has a built in cellphone charger.  I thing they were 1200 or 1400 lumens.  Get a couple and swap them out for a whole night of fishing.

 

Can this be done off a bridge?  Or is that too high?

 

 

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I honestly have never heard or seen people intentionally squidding here in NJ but, every once in a while ill see a squid lure pop up on the shelves

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Yea.  I was wondering it if is even done here on NJ off the piers.

 

I see it's done up im Mass and RI and Long Island.  then in the south it's done in NC to Florida.  Don't see why not for NJ.

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We are all missing the boat!

 

pre sandy on casino pier the squiding was amazing and consistently good for years under those lights they had out there

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1 hour ago, wasy said:

We are all missing the boat!

 

pre sandy on casino pier the squiding was amazing and consistently good for years under those lights they had out there

Do you think that is due to changing ocean, tide, temperatures? 

 

Or the topography and countours of the bottom under the pier?

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Standard stuff offshore , ice cream to the tunas. What wasn’t eaten or lost was brought home for strip baits or people food . Squid Jigs were all you needed . If ya paid attention , and Neptune liked you , chances are you’d see em jetting thru the chunks , occasionally a tuna would come close enough for you to see him grab a snack . Can’t go offshore anymore , I miss it . Saw a lot of incredible life out there , Nat Geo stuff lol Bill J 

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Only place I’ve ever jigged for squid was in the canyon.....we would free net them with a small net on an 8’ pole as well.... right into the bait well or right on the hook. .... we fished from the Hudson to the Baltimore.... man I miss the canyons of the 90’s .... true nat geo moments.

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1 hour ago, JerseySwells said:

Ive seen smaller squid in the back bays at night near lights and rarely around the jetties while fluking by yak. never targeted tho

Small?... As in stir-fry... or pan-sized?  

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