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    Smile Caught squid out of Whittier

    Caught a squid last Sunday from Whittier, any idea on specie of this squid.
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    Hey does that have "teeth" on the suckers? I can't tell from the pic. It is most likley just a pacific squid, but could be a Hombolt. (unlikely but you never know) Did you keep it by any chance?

    I'll look some stuff up and maybe a better answer. Any other pics? How big was it?? I mean it doesn't look over 3 foot overall. Thanks!

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    it makes great rockfish bait whatever it is
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default Teeth in the suckers

    Yes, hook like teeth in the suckers, it was about 16” and 1 ˝ lbs.

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    Man, oh man, do I wanna catch some squid. I have a buddy shipping me some squid jigs up from Seattle. I used to catch quite a few squid down there.
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    That's pretty far north for Hombolt, if that's what it is.

    You might call Fish & Game if it may be a Hombolt.

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    wow, turns out there isnt' that much material on different squid species in Alaska. It could be one of 3 species that I've found. I asked a couple different fish people if they knew it. I'm waiting on them.

    Did you keep it?

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    I found a honey hole for halibut in PWS last summer after years of searching. Their stomachs were packed with squid like these. Jigs that simulated a squid got whacked big time.

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    It's eyes are really big for a Humbolt. Lol. I have never heard of anyone seeing a small one like that though. There are a few more species with some hooks up here.

    Hey did it have two really long arms, or where all the arms the same length?

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    Default I know what it is!

    Italians have a name for squids like that - calamari!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamCatcher View Post
    I found a honey hole for halibut in PWS last summer after years of searching. Their stomachs were packed with squid like these. Jigs that simulated a squid got whacked big time.
    I've heard the same of salmon sharks in the Sound.

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    Default Two arms were about 2” longer then the others

    I did kept the squid, but we already ate it up, it was much tender then the frozen once you from fish market.

    I caught this in Cochrane Bay about 750 to 850 feet of water, on regular jig. Weather was pretty bad so I couldn’t fish much.

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    Wow the two longer arms are making it sound like a Humbolt which is not supposed to be up that far north. If you ever get one again would you keep some of it? I know of a guy doing isotope studies on squid, and maybe they could take a tissue sample and see.

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    Default most squid have 2 longer arms...

    i have seen several squid of the sort you caught here in kachemak bay, i once caught one by hand when it came into the lights we aere using to clam at night...grabbed the top of my hand with it's tentacles and left a pin***** welt pattern that looked pretty cool...oh, and i dropped it really quick!
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    I'm thinking it was a clubhook squid, but sent the pic to an expert to see if they could pin it down. I really doubt it was a humbolt any more, but you never know.

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