Fished Brighton for squid after work but no joy and didn't see any ink either. Then went to the "Fishing Fever" squid night and it's becoming apparent that by knowing and using different techniques your catch rate will increase while you have fun doing it. Lee and Paul Carter held a very informative night and if you want to know more about it i highly recommend these nights. Also a good tackleshop will get you on the road.
Just wondering how you fish for squid?
i used to fish the piers of northern PPB with jigs, but realised when fishing further south, the currents are too strong to use the jigs. i saw some people using sinkers with there squid jigs, but not sure if that was the best way to go.
So any advice on the rigs you use, or size jigs would be great.
Gonna try do some squiding around queenscliff and surrounds.
you can buy nose cones, yamashita do them in varying sizes that put an extra weight on the front of your jig to let you get down in the higher tidal areas.
the other option is to use size 3.5 jigs or most of the manufacturers now are doing a deep and shallow version of 3.0 and 3.5 jigs, use the deep versions when the tide is running hard, closer to the tide change you will be able to use the 3.0 and 3.5's in the normal.
using sinkers with jigs isnt the best idea, alters the way the jig drops and affects the action.
also its worth putting out a silver whiting or tommy ruff on a squid prong under a float in the southern reaches of ppp
The last few weeks have been busy with squidding as we need some quality bait for an upcoming trip to Yalata chasing the mighty big Mulloway over there. Last week we got onto some big squid.
With all this Snapper talk however it was killing me to get out and have a Snapper bash, so i decided to do a solo mission at dusk and into the night fishing the low tide and then after midnight have a bash for more squid til the morning. The weather forecast was shizenhausen with showers and strong wind but that's just how i like it and i set of on the long walk to my spot. The action was hot from the start with Draftboard Sharks, a port Jackson, Banjo and a double hookup on eagle rays had me tied up in a pickle and thinking i might have a snapper on, exept for their lightning speed. just after the turn of the tide the rod with a strip of Cuttlefish which i caught at Sorrento while squidding went off and the tell tale headshakes got me a bit more excited than the Draftboards. After a short tussle i was delighted to wash up a nice little Snapper.
Now it's out of the system i can get back to squidding
ps. got to the squid spot and struggled with crosswinds, weed and bigger than usual waves until 3am before i was totally buggered and called it a night. No squid. _________________ For my fishing adventures click here: Landbased fishing rocks !!
hit the rocks a few times this week on the peninsula. wed it was blowing from the south west and barrometer was rising perfect recipe for a lb red. was using squid i caught a few days previous frozen in saltwater. fished last hours of ebb rite on the change had a sreaming run and watch my rod bury and i was on and it felt solid . after a 20 second tussle with solid head shakes and a fairly decent run it all ended . in my discust and disbelief i had for surely dropped my first lb red that was of a decent size for the season. today i headed out with pretty much the same conditions and landed a small red of just under a kilo which was released to fight another day. i am still getting over wednesdays miss hap but on a positive note the reds have arrived well and truly and its only gonna get better.
With all the hype about the great hauls of landbased Snapper at Mordi pier and surrounds i decided to round up a couple of mates and have a fishathon from Saturday night til Tuesday morning and see if we could get a fish or two. The first night saw tough conditions with 30knot winds and hours of rain it was tough going but saw us land 4 Snapper during the night. By 5am we finally managed to put up the tarp as the wind let up a little and made things more comfortable for the next couple of days. On Sunday we had an awesome bite for an hour with a total of 7 Snapper to 3.7kg and 2 Gummy's around 4kg landed. Two of the Snapper we released as well which was a landbased first for us as we never caught more than two at a time. Monday was spent squidding and i got 9 squid out of a total of 11 squid landed. by evening our attention turned to Snapper again and the fresh squid caught us another 2 Snapper and a Gummy. Over the 3 days we got a total of 13 Snapper and 3 Gummys with my personal tally at 5 Snapper and 2 Gummy's. After a total of 6hrs of sleep i'm totally stuffed but what a few days of fishing it was.
ps. i'll post some more pics up later, Fishnet member Bradp landed his pb Snapper on Sunday night as well. _________________ For my fishing adventures click here: Landbased fishing rocks !!
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:38 pm Post subject: Re:
Great report Frank.
Well done Brad!
For those of us who know Brad also know how hard he has been trying for a landbased snapper over 3kg and he had some bad luck losing a couple of nice fish trying to land them. Here's a pic of the happy fella.
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