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It's not worth it to specifically target them, but it makes sense to have a squid jig in the bag just in case you stumble into them

Scored a few great dinners like that

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8 hours ago, Sudsy said:

It's not worth it to specifically target them, but it makes sense to have a squid jig in the bag just in case you stumble into them

Scored a few great dinners like that

Is this typically at night?

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24 mins ago, BillHoo said:

I think I'll wait til the water temp drops to the mid 60s and try under the inlet bridges with an underwater LED light.  Maybe late Oct/Nov?

That would be a good time.

At least, that is when squid start showing up in large numbers around Long Island marinas.

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17 mins ago, Popasilov said:

That would be a good time.

At least, that is when squid start showing up in large numbers around Long Island marinas.

I'll be up in NJ for a VA appointment first week in November.  I figure I'll take a look on the Jersey side.  If I don't see anything.  I'll drive up to L.I. and check out the North Shore,  I hear currents can be a little too fast in the south shore.

 

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I think that's when they start mating. They come to docks and piers to lay eggs on posts.

You will see, almost on every local pier, lots of lights and generators.

Few years ago, Post had an article about Queens residents taking a train to and back from Greenport and whole train would smell like squid.

 

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"EVERY" local pier!!?  Sounds crowded.  I woulda thought I could drive around and find a spot where no one is at, hang a 1500 lumen battery operated LED work light and drop my jigs.

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I see their getting some squid action now in RI with water temps at 59F.

 

Have yet to read of any reports for NY/LI.  

CORRECTION:  Squid are in NY/LI, but reports are the fishing is slow.

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14 mins ago, BillHoo said:

Cool!  Was that off a jetty, dock, or pier?

 

When I see rocks, I think jetty.  Was that recent?

This was about 2 years ago. But last year a few buddy's caught too. Your window on the rocks is short though. They only hang around 3 nightd at most.

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