Squid squid squid Blairgowrie-Portsea

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Re: Squid squid squid Blairgowrie-Portsea

Post by Seb85 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm

smile0784 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Seb85 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:23 pm
dazz999 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Nice Seb how much more fun is it catching squid with a rod designed for it
Oh mate, didn't know such fun exists!
Til I tried it
Got to have the right rod for the job for max enjoyment
That's true!
And it does exist! The excitement.
So much diff than catching on a plastic rod. My mate was using his stiff plastic rod, tried mine and was wow-ed too.
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Re: Squid squid squid Blairgowrie-Portsea

Post by AE092 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:08 pm

Good work, I've been hitting BG recently and there's been a consistently decent school of Salmon in the shallows. Early morning and later afternoon for best results.

In saying that, I was targeting squid last week and almost bagged but the last one never showed up.

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Post by Seb85 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:39 am

AE092 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Good work, I've been hitting BG recently and there's been a consistently decent school of Salmon in the shallows. Early morning and later afternoon for best results.

In saying that, I was targeting squid last week and almost bagged but the last one never showed up.
How big was the salmon? I tried 15gm metal and no salmon. Haven't caught salmon on lure this winter, usually they're everywhere.
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Re: Squid squid squid Blairgowrie-Portsea

Post by Lightningx » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:04 am

AE092 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:08 pm
Good work, I've been hitting BG recently and there's been a consistently decent school of Salmon in the shallows. Early morning and later afternoon for best results.

In saying that, I was targeting squid last week and almost bagged but the last one never showed up.
Thanks for the info mate! Cheers :thumbsup:

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Post by purple5ive » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:54 am

Seb85 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm
smile0784 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Seb85 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:23 pm
dazz999 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Nice Seb how much more fun is it catching squid with a rod designed for it
Oh mate, didn't know such fun exists!
Til I tried it
Got to have the right rod for the job for max enjoyment
That's true!
And it does exist! The excitement.
So much diff than catching on a plastic rod. My mate was using his stiff plastic rod, tried mine and was wow-ed too.
there will always be one that says, ITS ONLY SQUID!!!
i was one of them, not so much saying Its only squid. but something along the lines of "why do people even try and catch these things" as in where the fun in it, doesnt do much and its just a short skull drag from the pier.. this is all the impression i got from seeing them being caught at mornington pier..
i then decided to give it a go one day, starting with my Soft Plastic Outfit, i clearly remember the day well, itchy twitchy with a luvias 2004 and a shimano 14t i got 4 squid that day and got inked in the face too..
anyhow i ended up upgrading to a Emeraldas rod after a few outings and the difference was chalk and cheese, it comes into its own when you hook the bigger squid, and again i was amazed that Big squid could fight so well, but mainly the amount of pressure they put on the rod was mind blowing, i lost my first 40 plus hood near the boat because i wasn't prepared for what was going to happen..
so the rod does make a difference so much so that i am looking to get an ultra light one specifically for the smaller squid that are available later in the year. (just to enjoy it a bit more nothing else)
have fun with it!!
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Post by Seb85 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:34 am

purple5ive wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:54 am
Seb85 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm
smile0784 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Seb85 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:23 pm
dazz999 wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:16 pm
Nice Seb how much more fun is it catching squid with a rod designed for it
Oh mate, didn't know such fun exists!
Til I tried it
Got to have the right rod for the job for max enjoyment
That's true!
And it does exist! The excitement.
So much diff than catching on a plastic rod. My mate was using his stiff plastic rod, tried mine and was wow-ed too.
there will always be one that says, ITS ONLY SQUID!!!
i was one of them, not so much saying Its only squid. but something along the lines of "why do people even try and catch these things" as in where the fun in it, doesnt do much and its just a short skull drag from the pier.. this is all the impression i got from seeing them being caught at mornington pier..
i then decided to give it a go one day, starting with my Soft Plastic Outfit, i clearly remember the day well, itchy twitchy with a luvias 2004 and a shimano 14t i got 4 squid that day and got inked in the face too..
anyhow i ended up upgrading to a Emeraldas rod after a few outings and the difference was chalk and cheese, it comes into its own when you hook the bigger squid, and again i was amazed that Big squid could fight so well, but mainly the amount of pressure they put on the rod was mind blowing, i lost my first 40 plus hood near the boat because i wasn't prepared for what was going to happen..
so the rod does make a difference so much so that i am looking to get an ultra light one specifically for the smaller squid that are available later in the year. (just to enjoy it a bit more nothing else)
have fun with it!!
The saying goes : you dont know if you dont try

This is exactly it! Didn't know til we tried and how much fun it is.

Yes, light squid rod be more fun.
I bought the Solpara instead of Crostage for similar reason. The 'softness' of Solpara feels more fun than the 'crispy' Crostage.
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Re: Squid squid squid Blairgowrie-Portsea

Post by Sinsemilla » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:51 pm

Good work Seb. That rod has got the juju!

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Re: Squid squid squid Blairgowrie-Portsea

Post by AE092 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:52 pm

Seb85 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:39 am
How big was the salmon? I tried 15gm metal and no salmon. Haven't caught salmon on lure this winter, usually they're everywhere.
Smallest is around high 30s with the bulk of them in the high 40's. The two biggest to date have been 53cm. The seal that chases them around has been a good indicator of fish in shallow. Don't fish the pier.

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Re: Squid squid squid Blairgowrie-Portsea

Post by Seb85 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:55 pm

AE092 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Seb85 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:39 am
How big was the salmon? I tried 15gm metal and no salmon. Haven't caught salmon on lure this winter, usually they're everywhere.
Smallest is around high 30s with the bulk of them in the high 40's. The two biggest to date have been 53cm. The seal that chases them around has been a good indicator of fish in shallow. Don't fish the pier.
Noted.
I tried few casts just at the beginning of the pier, but there were divers.
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Re: Squid squid squid Blairgowrie-Portsea

Post by Lightningx » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:04 pm

AE092 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Seb85 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:39 am
How big was the salmon? I tried 15gm metal and no salmon. Haven't caught salmon on lure this winter, usually they're everywhere.
Smallest is around high 30s with the bulk of them in the high 40's. The two biggest to date have been 53cm. The seal that chases them around has been a good indicator of fish in shallow. Don't fish the pier.
Those ones are awesome fun on light gear! :thumbsup:



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