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Offline Barnaclebob

Edmonds Squidding Advice
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:39:17 PM »
Ive caught squid from the Edmonds pier before so I know the jigging technique.  But the pier is a superspreader site with 100 yards of people packed shoulder to shoulder so thats not an option this year.

Does anyone have any tips for doing it from a boat, specifically with good spots to anchor?  Is it as easy as picking anywhere 30 to 50ft deep off the south beach park and waiting for squid schools to drift by?  I can rig a fairly bright battery powered milwaukee shop light to my downrigger and swing that over the water.
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Offline disposable

Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 01:58:24 PM »
i believe we're fishing different squid but around here a bright light is all it takes to raise them toward your boat, though a good chum cloud can help kick off the party, when they're in the area (and in my waters, that is only common at certain depths during certain moon cycles in certain months...).
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Online Mooch

Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 08:27:12 PM »
Fishing at night, hang a light over the side and find yourself a secluded spot.  You won’t have to go far from the launch.  Your sounder can help locate schools if you feel like scouting.  I’ve actually had pretty good luck fishing for them during the day on a bar across from Edmonds too.   :wink:
Good luck.  Tons of fun and good eats.   :food:
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Offline Salty Dangler

Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 11:39:03 PM »
There is definitely no need to go out in the dark. I hammer them in the daytime. I don't even bother looking on the fish finder either. I just pick a slow drift at any spot around 80-100 feet deep and start yarding them in. I'm in the south sound, but I can't imagine it's any different up there.

Offline Barnaclebob

Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 07:26:02 AM »
Thanks everyone.  Ive got a few thing to try.  Might go out this evening before the weather gets bad for awhile.
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Offline Barnaclebob

Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 06:32:00 AM »
Went out for a little bit last evening with minor success, 3 squid with a few more hits.  I could see them on the sonar so that was good info but we only had the one school go by.  Couldnt see if the pier was doing well or not.  Anchoring went well and the anchor watch app i downloaded seemed to work too as it went off when we went to pull anchor.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2020, 07:25:48 AM by Barnaclebob »
1991 Sea Ranger 19
2012 Evinrude ETEC 130
2006 Yamaha 9.9

Offline disposable

Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2020, 12:10:22 PM »
cool. i'd be curious to see the squid you're catching up there (ours are market squid, tiny)
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Offline Barnaclebob

Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2020, 01:05:49 PM »
They are pretty small up here too.  The tubes are maybe 6" on average.  Ive heard of ocassional humbolt squid catches that are about 12"
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Offline Keel-er

Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2020, 08:09:28 PM »
Love to cook those little squid in a red sauce and serve with linguini.  Been a holiday meal in my family for years.  Occasionally, we see schools of squid down here off of Tillamook.  Coho are sometimes stuffed with them.
We used to catch Humboldt squid in Baja.  They were 3-5' long total length and would nail iron jigs at night.  Crazy fishing for them.
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Re: Edmonds Squidding Advice
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2020, 09:00:31 PM »
We used to catch Humboldt squid in Baja.  They were 3-5' long total length and would nail iron jigs at night.  Crazy fishing for them.
We'd fish them for bait there in the morning and let the newbies reel them in. They were always fine with that until they landed their first one.  Otherwise it was rock, paper, scissors for an experienced group.  :jester: 
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