All You Wanted to Know About Squid Fishing

Hey, are you ready to go squid fishing with me?
If you’re new to squid fishing, you’ll find this quick starter guide very useful. I tell you all you need to know about how to catch squid real quick, without wasting too much of your time.
Also, check out my YouTube video, Squid Fishing Jigs Tips. That should give some idea of what squid jigs are all about and how to use them to lure and catch the squid.

Also, check out my YouTube video, Squid Fishing Jigs Tips. That should give some idea of what squid jigs are all about and how to use them to lure and catch the squid.
Right. So why go squid fishing?
Catching squid has become a very popular sport in Australia. Squids are very easy to catch, they don’t fight hard, are relatively small in size and look pretty weird.
Squid fishing is a fun hobby and a great way to spend time, all by yourself or with your kids on a boat, away from the shores and away from all the noise and the traffic. It’s just you and the waters and the squids.
Arrow squids and Calamari squids are the most common squid species here in Australia. Kids love to fish squid as it’s simple and fun and has a high success rate. You can just watch from the boat as your kids do the catching.

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How To Catch Squid

Where to Fish for Squids?

You will find squids in broken reefs and weed beds as that’s where the like to spawn. Other great spots to find squid are the channels that lead into estuaries, breakwalls and rocky points. You can also look for squids under the local jetties.

How to Target Squid?

There are two basic squid fishing techniques. One, cast and retrieve using squid jigs, and two, use a squid prong/spike with a bait. I prefer using the squid jigs as they are much easier and more efficient.
Just cast the squid jigs and allow them to sink to the bottom. Make the lure dance in the water with an upward whip of the rod on the retriever. This technique alerts the squids in the vicinity and draws them closer to the lure. Allow the lure to sink. Repeat until you catch the squid.
If you want to use the bait instead, insert the baitfish into the prong/spike and cast it out just below the float. When the float starts going under, start winding slowly but surely.

What About the Rod and Reel?

When you’re fishing from land, you’ll need a longer rod with a 9 ft range and a 2000 to 3000 size reel. But when fishing from a boat, a 7 ft rod should serve you better as it’s easier to maneuver.

What You Should Know About Squid Jigs

The fact is most squid jigs will help you catch fish, but those of certain colors are more effective on some days. It helps to have a wide range of squid jigs with you of different colors and sizes, measured as feet/second drop rate. The best jig sizes are 2.5, 3.0 and 3.5.
When it comes to squid jigs, I like Yo-Zuri and Yamashita as they make the best jigs with the sharpest hooks. These jigs are available in many different colors and styles and are virtually indestructible.

What’s the Best Bait for Squid Fishing?

As far as the bait is concerned, I prefer fresh baitfish such as Sauries, Whiting, Herring, Yellowtail, and Pilchards.

Finally: When is the Best Time to Go Squid Fishing in Australia?

You can catch squid throughout the year in Australia. But if you’re in the southern half of the country, then you’ll find it much easier to catch fish during the cooler months of the year, or just before summer.
Squids are plentiful around here and are fun to catch. If you have kids, take them out squid fishing – it’s the most exciting thing in the world for them. Also, don’t forget, squids are great to eat. Here’s a look at some of the yummiest squid recipes ever!
I look forward to hearing about your experience. If you have any questions on squid fishing for me, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. Good luck!

 

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