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bulb squids
« on: May 06, 2018, 12:33:53 pm »
I found some bulb squids in my cave, I took a drinking straw for the line to go through and wrapped one end with some strip lead that I have. inserted the straw and lead and filled the cavity with expandable foam. The bodys must be 200mm long
I will rig them with chain gangs



Has anyone ever fished with this type of squid and how does one troll them?
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Re: bulb squids
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 02:32:28 pm »
We use them for big Yellowfin in the Cape all the time. 3m 200lb leader on a twin single hook chain setup. Attach to a medium to large bird and run in an upright rod holder 20-30m behind your rapala spread.

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Re: bulb squids
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 02:39:22 pm »
I like to weight them and rig them with single hook rigs, then run them off the long riggers and shotgun with a bird.
Lighter weights for flat seas, heavier weights for rougher waters.
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Re: bulb squids
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 02:44:26 pm »
I forgot, wahoo love them especially when they rigged heavy so put steel inside
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Re: bulb squids
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 05:21:46 pm »
thanks guys, I guess we could also put a 'heavy' in line weight ahead of the bird
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Re: bulb squids
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 05:47:05 pm »
No, that would kill the bird action. As said, 2 singles at 180 degrees, wire for the hookset, mono for the leader. Small cigar sinker in the head (just enough to keep it swimming but still wandering a bit behind the bird).
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Re: bulb squids
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2018, 05:59:22 pm »
No, that would kill the bird action. As said, 2 singles at 180 degrees, wire for the hookset, mono for the leader. Small cigar sinker in the head (just enough to keep it swimming but still wandering a bit behind the bird).
Pink and browns at spring tide, blues and whites around neap.


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