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squidding in hobart

Postby wrasse_hunter » Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:24 am

hello - just wondering where in Hobart we would be able to find squid at this time of year (early October)? if they're not around yet, when do they start arriving? cheers
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby andyt23 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:15 am

I had a look down at margate last night but looked like I was too early, no ink or grabs. I got a few up the east coast a couple weeks ago and a friend of mine saw some night diving off Taroona last week so I don't reckon they'd be too far away. Maybe a few weeks is my guess but I'm not super experienced. I know last year they were catching heaps in the channel, off margate, woodbridge and kettering. Down the Tasman Peninsula and Bruny were good if you want to go for a trip. I think south arm works too but I haven't experienced it.
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby james069658 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:21 pm

They have arrived, I fished Bruny this weekend gone and got some thumpers. Would definitely be a chance off Margate.
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby wrasse_hunter » Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:20 pm

nice, looks like i'm going to have to take the tinnie out this weekend then. what time of day did you get them? i had a bit off luck down at marion bay recently and they were going for gold colour jigs around midday
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby james069658 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:41 pm

Got them from morning right up to midday, blazing sunshine and all. Yeah those jigs seemed to do the damage.
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby Ari » Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:55 am

Are you talking Goulds or Calamari or both?
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby james069658 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:36 am

Calamari.
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby andyt23 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:45 am

Very happy to be wrong here! that's exciting. What brand jigs does everyone use here?
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby bluesmonster » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:31 pm

I use yo zuri mainly but do us shimano and yamashita
as sam sparro sings "black and gold black and gold"
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby wrasse_hunter » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:46 pm

SHIMANO SEPHIA EGIXILE SQUID JIG the gold one has been doing the trick for me
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby skipjack » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:24 pm

SHIMANO SEPHIA EGIXILE SQUID JIG the gold one has been doing the trick for me


Second that.....my go to jig for sure...although the colour doesn't seem to matter much with these jigs in my experience...I figure it must be the action.
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby Tinfisher » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:17 pm

My thoughts on the squid:

Red foils in low light, gold foils in morning and afternoons, silver/white in middle of the day are the basic rules I use. The action is directly reflective to how the angler imparts the action. Squid have massive eyes for a reason, so make the most of it.

The jig colour is to make it visible by squid, it needs to reflect light. Then the darting action teases the squid further. Long pause between lifts allows you to keep the lure in the weed more often. The first lift should dart up and either right or left, a few seconds later the second lift darts up and in the opposite direction, depending on depth maybe a third lift but usually I fish in a few metres so after lift two it's pause sink and repeat.

Once you get a squid out of the weed and on your jig try and get another close as generally their will be two or three more waiting to attack the lure if it is let go. I usually have two rods in the boat ready to deploy when I get a squid on and just drop in and let them drift. Amazing how often I catch four or five in a few minutes with this technique.

My 2c on how much to spend on a squid jig is buy what you can afford. 95% of them work much the same its just the more expensive will last longer (or should) after numerous grabs of the jig. Take notice next time you are in a patch of squid as to how quick the cheapie $3 start to shred compared to the $15+ jigs. Sometimes the $3 model is the way to go as you can go through four or five to a more expensive one.

i know everyone can't afford a boat but a yak is pretty affordable now days and allows you to explore some headlands you can't always target.

Get amongst them :)
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby flyreels » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:14 pm

Hi are the squid still around at the Margate wharf?
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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby josh_christian » Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:45 pm

Yep


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Re: squidding in hobart

Postby flyreels » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:03 pm

Thanks for that
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