squid theory

squiding test I have done reciently with novice squiders is that at the moment Yellow prawn shapes are catching 3 times as many sqiud as other colours.





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always thought PINK was best

Thu, 2007-10-04 06:24

always thought PINK was best

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Pink, yellow and orange

Thu, 2007-10-04 06:39

Pink, yellow and orange works best IMO but add some wieght and chumline! It helps.



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Every colour catches

Thu, 2007-10-04 07:31

Every colour catches squid...and most squid jigs imitate prawns.....dont they??



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I do a fair bit of squidding

Thu, 2007-10-04 08:43

I do a fair bit of squidding from my tinny here in rocko and like Honsu said every colour works, but i find they always prefer one colour over another, whatever that colour is on the day.
I go pink most of the time tho and orange kills it some days.
Your retrieve probably has more influence on your catch rate than the colour, as well as leader size/length and jig size.


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tried one of the new pearl

Thu, 2007-10-04 08:51

tried one of the new pearl ones I got from Honsu a couple of weeks ago up against my battered old blue purple yozuri in the sound yesterday about mid morning, water was gin clear, no cloud and the results were even, five squid each jig fishing side by side. I believe that getting it down there on a fastish drift has more to do with catching squid than colour. Took three novices out a few weeks back, they all bought there own gear and jigs (all bargain bin jobbies). I caught 18 squid versus a combined 5 from the other three. I put it down to the fact i was using 3kg fireline and 3kg fluro leader and making sure I let enough line out to get down, whereas the rest of the boat had heavier line and leader.

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Agree

Thu, 2007-10-04 20:28

with you there Wrassehole. Also as mentioned, how the angler works the jig too can depend on the catch rate.I was speaking to this bloke on a domestic flight earlier this year ( Vaughnie)? and he drilled two small holes along the top of the jig. One near the front and the other towards the rear, then insert a thin diameter piece of wire and thread a peice of prawn along it or even a whole peeled bit. I have used this and it does attract them and my catch rate has increased cause of it. I will post a pic of it soon. ..........Feel the force.........

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Seems like a good idea

Fri, 2007-10-05 12:11

Seems like a good idea Maxy99.....but are they attracted to the smell or the prawn you reacon? If its the smell its a hell of a lot easier to spray altrabite or chumline on it yeah? Has anyone tried the new squidgies range of soft plastic squid jigs? I brought a few the other night but havent tried them yet. I also have been doing alright with the old (dont know what there called) stick that you slide the mulie onto as a jig.

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all good!

Fri, 2007-10-05 12:57

All good info and for me its;



* clear water the better

* have a range of colour/sizes/weights

* more expensive squid jigs swim better

* smaller jigs regardless of price produce more

* pink is my prefered, followed by blue

* leader trace type & jigging technique makes a diffference

* prefer handline from the boat, more feel



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