Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 98

Thread: Tsunami Squid: #1 or not? (Or "Brad vs. The Tsunami")

  1. #1

    Default Tsunami Squid: #1 or not? (Or "Brad vs. The Tsunami")

    I know a number of you have asked me about the Tsunami squid I use and love so much and that I have posted about before, and I sure wouldn't want to be accused of starting a "pissing match", or "hijacking" another thread, as EVERYONE knows I love to do so much (it's the very essence of my existence!!!), so I'll just start a new thread for those that are interested in a little "scientific" experimentation I am doing.

    Most of you probably saw that I pitted a Brad's Cut Plug against my favorite Tsunami Squid the other day and came up with:

    IMG_4409.jpg
    Tsunami Squid - 1; Brad's Cut Plug - 0 (18 lb. feeder king - Dinner!)

    Well, I did it again today and the score is creeping up in favor of the Tsunami squid:

    IMG_4481.jpg
    "Tsunami Squid - 2; Brad's Cut Plug - 0 (17 lb. feeder king - Dinner!)

    Stay tuned for the oh so exciting and definitely not to be missed adventures of "Brad vs. the Tsunami"!!! (I might just try them both tomorrow for lings and butt!)
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  2. #2

    Default Tsunami Squid: #1 or not? (Or "Brad vs. The Tsunami")

    Any secrets to rigging??? I'm a huge believer in bait but my wallet and my fiancée who complains my car smells like bait would thank you if I could gain some confidence in artificials.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  3. #3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kardinal_84 View Post
    Any secrets to rigging??? I'm a huge believer in bait but my wallet and my fiancée who complains my car smells like bait would thank you if I could gain some confidence in artificials.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Absolutely no "secret" as to rigging. They have a tube that goes through the body and I just tie a leader with a treble hook (I use either a "1" or a "1/0" depending on whether I expect to catch bigger salmon like spawning kings, or smaller like feeders or silvers) and then run the leader through the tube in the body and tie it off with a ball bearing swivel. Then run that behind either an 11" Pro-Troll flasher, or a small dodger kind of depending on what I'm fishing for at the time. Lately I've been running more flasher because I've found them to be more effective for feeder kings than just a dodger (haven't tried the "Cop Car" dodger yet, but mean to). And I usually run about a 30" to 36" leader. I also dip the squid into squid oil that I get from John at Boneyard and it sure doesn't impede the effectiveness of the squid. I'm not sure if that is available as a retail product, but maybe if you want some you could email him and ask to purchase some from him directly. But if your wife doesn't like the smell of bait then she is going to probably divorce you for the smell of the squid oil. It's pretty potent!
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  4. #4
    Member bkbaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    773

    Default

    This all smells fishy?!?

  5. #5

    Default

    Curious what size and color squid you are using, Muttley. Does that squid have some natural movement of its own or does it rely on the flasher or dodger for that? Thanks...

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by blacklab View Post
    Curious what size and color squid you are using, Muttley. Does that squid have some natural movement of its own or does it rely on the flasher or dodger for that? Thanks...
    I use their 6" size and haven't experimented with any of the other sizes, though I probably should. I'd think the 9" one would probably be dynamite for lings/yelloweye/butt.

    And as for the color I use the "Glow Fleck" and "Natural", but once again haven't even ever tried the other colors. I LOVE "Glow" lures and use "Glo" skirts for both my halibut rigs and salmon lures (such as these and also Brad's Cut Plug with the "glo" back). But I've caught lots of feeder kings and coho on both colors. Both of the ones pictured were actually caught on the "natural" one dipped in squid oil.

    And it really doesn't have much movement like a cut plug herring would have, but I don't think a real squid moves around much as it swims along, so don't know if it matters, though it has long "tentacles" on it that I'm sure look exactly like a real squid's tentacles as it shoots through the water (I've asked a few of the salmon I've caught if this is what attracted them to the lure and they assured me it is). But I do fish it behind an 11" Pro-Troll flasher. I don't know if this really enhances the lure's attraction, but it sure doesn't seem to hurt.
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bkbaker View Post
    This all smells fishy?!?
    Yeah, you should smell the squid oil. If you've ever had those canned smoked oysters you can buy in the store it's a LOT like that smell, but a LOT more intense. I LOVE smoked oysters, but the smell of the squid oil kind of gets my "gag reflex" started.
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  8. #8
    Member bkbaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    773

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Muttley Crew Fishing View Post
    Yeah, you should smell the squid oil. If you've ever had those canned smoked oysters you can buy in the store it's a LOT like that smell, but a LOT more intense. I LOVE smoked oysters, but the smell of the squid oil kind of gets my "gag reflex" started.
    My dad used squid for a while as longline bait. After a few days on deck in a bait tub.... I still try to enjoy calamari. but I cant

  9. #9
    Member Cliffhanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Homer, Alaska, USA
    Posts
    732

    Default

    Coho-
    I think you've been smokin' something other than oysters lately....

  10. #10
    Member jrogers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    1,539

    Default

    Can anyone point me to the 'Tsunami Squids' in Anchorage? I went to B&J's and they don't carry them. With all the kings and silvers I have caught on Brad's this summer, I can't wait to see my take on these babies. I probably won't be able to get on step!
    2009 Seawolf 31'
    www.seawolfmarine.com
    Fully Loaded

  11. #11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffhanger View Post
    Coho-
    I think you've been smokin' something other than oysters lately....
    I tried smoking salmon the other day but it just clogged up my pipe. And rolling papers just seem to get soggy and rip apart, so that doesn't work. Next step is experimenting with some sort of salmon bong. Everyone talks about smoking salmon all the time, so I know there must be a viable way of doing it.
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  12. #12

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    Can anyone point me to the 'Tsunami Squids' in Anchorage? I went to B&J's and they don't carry them. With all the kings and silvers I have caught on Brad's this summer, I can't wait to see my take on these babies. I probably won't be able to get on step!
    I have never seen them available anywhere other than through Cabela's.
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  13. #13
    Member JR2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Eagle River
    Posts
    2,129

    Default Re: Tsunami Squid: #1 or not? (Or "Brad vs. The Tsunami")

    I bought some on ebay last winter, came from a bait shop in Washington. Only tried them once and I think a big halibut went for it when I was trolling as the reel was smoking line off it when the line broke.

    Sent from my HTC Desire CDMA using Tapatalk 2
    2007 Kingfisher 2825 - Stor Fisk

    Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. -- Hunter S. Thompson

  14. #14

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    I bought some on ebay last winter, came from a bait shop in Washington. Only tried them once and I think a big halibut went for it when I was trolling as the reel was smoking line off it when the line broke.

    Sent from my HTC Desire CDMA using Tapatalk 2
    Whoops! Sorry. What I meant to say is that I've never seen them sold in any store in Anchorage and have always purchased them through Cabela's. Didn't want to make it sound as though they just aren't available anywhere else.
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  15. #15
    Member Boreal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Southcentral AK
    Posts
    294

    Default

    I ordered some through Cabelas, they were on sale, too. Planning on heading out this weekend to try them out side by side with the Brad's. Or whatever else I have that might catch fish.

  16. #16

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Boreal View Post
    I ordered some through Cabelas, they were on sale, too. Planning on heading out this weekend to try them out side by side with the Brad's. Or whatever else I have that might catch fish.
    Let us know how you do in your comparison.
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  17. #17
    Member homerdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    homer, alaska
    Posts
    3,922

    Default

    hey Mutt... i need to get in on this test. please drop a rigged squid on my boat, i'll post my results.
    Alaska Board of Game 2015 tour... "Kicking the can down the road"
    http://www.alaskabackcountryhunters.org/

  18. #18

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    hey Mutt... i need to get in on this test. please drop a rigged squid on my boat, i'll post my results.
    I'm not sure where your boat sits in the harbor. If I can remember to I'll drop a couple off there.
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

  19. #19
    Member homerdave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    homer, alaska
    Posts
    3,922

    Default

    on the yellow bull rail at the bottom of ramp #2, to the left. Sometimes i'm rafted out.
    or drop 'em by the office. We need some more of your cards anyway....
    Alaska Board of Game 2015 tour... "Kicking the can down the road"
    http://www.alaskabackcountryhunters.org/

  20. #20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    on the yellow bull rail at the bottom of ramp #2, to the left. Sometimes i'm rafted out.
    or drop 'em by the office. We need some more of your cards anyway....
    Uhhh, duh, Dave (me, not you). I only see your boat there whenever I go out and you're not out! LOL!

    I'll try to remember to bring some by tomorrow morning. They might not be rigged, but they have a little tube that goes through their body and I just normally run my leader through the tube with a 1/0 treble hook tied on. Seems to work just fine for me, but if anyone that tries them thinks, "Wow! It might be more effective to do it THIS way!!", I'm always open to suggestions. Some people here don't seem to think so, but I'm always for a better way to catch fish.
    Year round saltwater fishing adventures in Homer, AK.
    http://muttleycrewfishing.com

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •