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    Default Squid Fishing! Anyone do this?

    I have heard there are squid in PWS. I googled it and got nothing.
    Has anyone fished for them?
    If you have, can you post some info?
    I don't want locations. Depths and bottom terrain info
    would be great.
    I have read about GAINT ones at 2000' and other people catching them
    in realllllllllly shallow water.
    I would like to catch them for bait. Not really my favorite food.

    thank you in advance
    leon

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    ADFG 2007: "Unconfirmed reports of large squid in Prince William Sound are circulating. The squid are said to be near Knight Island, in 500 to 1,500 feet of water."

    I see you're already over at squidfish.com

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    I know there are smaller squid in PWS, I've found them up to about 14" long. I don't think Humbolts come this far north but I suppose it is possible. I've fished Humbolts in Mexico and the big steaks you get off them are great eating.

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    I got some squid jigs off of e-bay, but never got around to trying them. I might give them a try if I get out in the sound for a deer hunt or two. I did quite a bit of googling on squidding and found most folks go after them in the evenings.

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained

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    Thanks everyone.
    Everything has to be 1000 ft deep
    Yeah, I'm on squidfish too. Hoping to get some tips.
    I've been on ebay looking too. Just don't know which to buy.
    I'll have some after winter. I end up bored, on ebay going hmmmm.
    Then I find myself wondering ''what were you thinking?''
    Speaking of ebay.hahahaha
    gotta go

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    Default Luke is the squid king!

    My buddy Luke who is usually on this forum has been hunting squid in PWS and has had some success. Of course, he catches them in 1800 foot deep waters with a fancy shmancy electric reel with an LCD screen. Hey Luke, post some pictures of your catch.

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    Kaisersosei,
    I have met Luke. Very knowledgable person. He is actually the one that sparked my interest in the squid. We were out butt fishing and he mentioned catching squid and the light came on. hmmmm need to try that... That reel of his is really nice. I am getting one similar to it. Just not as fancy. I think the vr900 will be as big as I get.
    1800' ??? I don't think i am very interested in them anymore.

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    I cought them in 20 ft of water and wached them grab the jig down at noyes Is. i put three jigs on a line and cought six at a time some times. we did best at night when the sodeum lights were on.

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    Bent Fin, how large were they?

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    they were pritty small four to six in. but they cooked up good.

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    I knew a guy who claimed to catch them out of valdez. he said he went out at night and put a spot light in the water to attract them. Now this is second hand info but the guy seemed to be a pretty good guy so who knows.

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    if there arouned a light will atract them

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    A few years ago there was a local Valdez man that was catching them. There were some pics published in the local paper. They appeared to be in 6-8" range. He was using a light to attract them and squid jig to hook them. I don't think he was fishing very deep. I am been thinking about trying it myself but haven't got around to it.

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    Default Not to sound stupid.. BUT??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bent fin View Post
    I cought them in 20 ft of water and wached them grab the jig down at noyes Is. i put three jigs on a line and cought six at a time some times. we did best at night when the sodeum lights were on.
    Bent fin, where is noyes Is.?

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    Default Noyes Is.

    It's located in SE AK off POW Is.

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    Thanx Austin!

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    Hey guys, this might be off the beaten path somewhat, but I live in Hawaii and watched a local fishing show on Sat. where they went out at night in a boat and hung a green fluorescent light down in the water (apparently designed for the purpose) and threw out a parachute anchor. They were using spinning rods with 3 different colored squid jigs on them, and I think they were lighted models and/or glow in the dark. The Japanese guy that fishes them in Japan had packages of them on the boat; I think the name was N*******a or something like that. Sorry I didn't pay more attention! They were cranking them in 2-3 at a time; filling a couple of 5 gallon buckets; all around 6-8" and some bigger. I know it's a different environment/location, but I think the concept remains the same for those critters.
    Hope this helps,
    Jim
    Last edited by Big Jim; 09-25-2007 at 00:27. Reason: I'm not cussing! That's the name of the lures!

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    Default Sorry guys...

    Not sure why the forum program thinks I'm saying bad words; too close for it's electronic comfort I guess! PM me if you want the name of the squid jigs, as the forum won't let me post it!
    Jim

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    hi Jim,
    thanks for the reply. i've seen a couple shows about the squid also. i watched one with 3 japanese scientist that were after GIANT squid. pretty interesting.
    definitely some strange stuff down there.
    The GIANTS live in 2600 to 3200 ft of water.
    I gotta get to work. Will PM you tonite.
    leon

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    Default Still Looking

    I have been out several nights this summer with a green light and squid jigs trying to catch them at 15-20 feet. I haven't had any luck in the Cordova area.

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