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Squid fishing

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Im bringing the family for a week vacation to the Boothbay harbor area next week and plan on doing lots of fishing.   We will be targeting stripers mainly but will be targeting other things that we can help to entertain the kids with if possible.  The last  time we were there was August 2014.  We stayed in the Harpswell area and had a great time catching squid off our rental house dock.   I had no idea there were squid in the waters but got the tip from a local who was fishing off the dock at Allen's seafood.  She showed us her set up,  and we tried it at our house.  We caught squid on every other cast almost, and the kids had a blast for the rest of the week..   She did say the squid were presently on a run that happens every ten years or so.   I have since tried to get some more info on the squid fishery there and could not find much info.  I think the kids( and adults) are hoping to get lucky with that again. 

Does anyone know anymore than that?  Are big runs like that happen every so many years? 

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Can't comment regarding the intensity of this year's run, but the footbridge in BBH is a favorite spot for squid fishing...

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34 mins ago, Jim McFeeley said:

What kind of setup do you like to use for squid? Would like to give it a try this year

 

i just use a trout rod 1oz sinker and hi lo squid jigs.

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1 hour ago, VitaminDee said:

i just use a trout rod 1oz sinker and hi lo squid jigs.

I think the key is ultralight gear and don't go too heavy on the mono if you use mono. 

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