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2020 Cape Cod squid infestation

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2018 short fin squid moved in in big numbers, 2019 at times you could fill a 5 gallon bucket of them from shore, with warmer temps scientist are saying 2020 could cause an infestation of them around Cape Cod water, that said what will you use to imitate squid??

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17 mins ago, robc22 said:

luv squid fishing.....hope they thick as heck!!

 

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Do you remember the Laptew squid video from last year that caused quite a stir?? Thanks for sharing:) also is short fin squid what they serve in restaurants as calamari ??

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3 hours ago, codfish said:

2018 short fin squid moved in in big numbers, 2019 at times you could fill a 5 gallon bucket of them from shore, with warmer temps scientist are saying 2020 could cause an infestation of them around Cape Cod water, that said what will you use to imitate squid??

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That’s my picture :)

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18 mins ago, codfish said:

Do you remember the Laptew squid video from last year that caused quite a stir?? Thanks for sharing:) also is short fin squid what they serve in restaurants as calamari ??

Both......it is usually the longfin we catch under the lights in the summer nights.......But as the OP stated the shortfin can show up in an explosive manner from time to time........

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I'll throw what I have confidence in. Darters and needles with dressed hooks, bucktails with trailers and certain soft plastics get the job done when the squid are around.

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Not recently, but an old Mike Laptew underwater video showed somebody casting a lure from above into a school of  squid. The lure being used was an atom striper swiper, angler was letting it sink mid water depth then short rips and pauses.

To the human eye the imitation/illusion was very close to surrounding squid. What a fish with no logic only instinct thought might be another story.

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This was the morning that the biomass of squid reached the west end and at first the fish were shying away from everything being thrown with the squid so thick. I was rotating through all my typical go-tos and then saw a few Hogy original swimbaits I had grabbed during a close out deal in the very bottom of my plug bag. I had bought some of the 10” and 14” Hogy original swimbaits in amber and rigged them with their weighted 10/0 & 12/0 VMC barbarian swimbait hooks.

 

 

 

First cast with the Amber 14”

 

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41 mins ago, Dan_evan1 said:

This was the morning that the biomass of squid reached the west end and at first the fish were shying away from everything being thrown with the squid so thick. I was rotating through all my typical go-tos and then saw a few Hogy original swimbaits I had grabbed during a close out deal in the very bottom of my plug bag. I had bought some of the 10” and 14” Hogy original swimbaits in amber and rigged them with their weighted 10/0 & 12/0 VMC barbarian swimbait hooks.

 

 

 

First cast with the Amber 14”

 

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Click link above in my post. Almost the same thing.

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1 min ago, stripedbassjeff said:

Click link above in my post. Almost the same thing.

Ahhh very nice. I have been extremely impressed with those Barbarian swimbait hooks over the last few years. They come rigged in everything from the Hogy Pro Tail to the Harness Jigs. How do you find them? 

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