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that thing is huge mate is it a squid or a cuttlefish
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thats a donkey kong. looks like broad squid to me Thumbs Up
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I have caught a broad squid on softbait during the day the same as that but not as big.  Think it was off Motiti somewhere.  That is big.
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Is anyone catching squid around the mount or pilots bay?
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Thought i would put a post up here as a few seem to be looking around the TGA area for squid over past years. Anyway we had good success at the southern end of Motiti in 15 of water. got 2 from around 10 casts. Straight onto the fry pan for the starter.




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Hey guys, 

I'm pretty keen to try and score some squid in Tauranga and I think I'll have a go at bringing them in with a custom light of some sort. After I've finished making it, I'll test it out and let you know how I get on. If it does work, it'd be good to have organize a few squid sessions with fellow members. 
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Sounds Good Daniel, 

Had a try last Monday under the protection of the mount to keep out of the 20 knot winds. Took a giant spotlight hooked up to a heavy battery pack. Worked well in bringing round the piper and jack macs, but no sign of squid for us. They must be somewhere
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Argh, I was going to try around the Mount as well. I've got myself one of those green underwater LED lights and I think I'll go around Sailsbury once it arrives and try around there again. When that light used to be there, it would go absolutely nuts. A lot better than down at Tamaki Drive or Mission Bay(in my experience). I remember when catching 4 or 5 every half hour at Sailsbury was the norm. Although, that was when you could catch Kingies, and John Dory every now and again.
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Yeah we tried sailsbury wharf but was blowing 20 knots of 'fresh' wind. Had to take a bit of cover. I would love to have access to under the harbour wharf lights. There must be some Squid somewhere. 
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Yeah i think you're onto something. The rocks that surround the edges of the bridge stretch out quite a bit and are covered in a lot of weed. I think it's well worth a try there. 
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I would wait till the harbour dredging is done. Should be finished in a couple of weeks. Squids seem to like clear water. Ill be down there trying once it clears up a bit.

Off to Papa Aroha for a landbased sesh this weekend, shoul be some squid action there.....
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Will be giving it a crack this evening. Will report later with our results. 
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..good luck Daniel, will be awaiting a positive report Big smile
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Well just got back. Started at 9pm. Used the new underwater green LED light and that worked superbly. Unfortunately, not a singe squid seen. We fished Pilot Wharf. Next spot to try will be Sailsbury then Leisure. 
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Perhaps try some berley in conjunction with the light?
Keep at it Daniel~~there must be one somewhere lol
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Tried it out couple of months ago around the mount, caught pretty decent sized one, been out bout 4 times after that with no luck.
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Well there are no squid in Tauranga that I can find. Lots of octopuses but nil on the squid front. I'm going to give it a couple of more tried then I think I'll call it quits. I have to say that the light that I got is the bees knees. Attracts every bloody critter in, except for the squid haha. I'm sure if I took it to some weed beds out of the harbour I'd have more luck. Will keep everyone posted. 
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Well, that just reinforces my findings Daniel.
I gave it my best shot about 5 years ago & came to the same conclusion, along with 2-3 other f.net members.
Maybe they don't like nitrogen or something/ whatever might be in the harbour, dunno.
But we did try pretty hard for a nil result.

Outside the harbour, no probs so there's got to be some sort of explanation.

Who knows?
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i dont think they like the amount of current we get in our harbour and especially trying to get in or out the entrance.  Places like auckland etc where people are catching squid are more 'open' ocean so to speak without the crazy tidal flow we get around here.  
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Yeah I think a lot has changed. I still remember when you could catch them by the truck loads at Sailsbury. I'm going to keep trying to bring them in. 
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