Rigging Squid?

H

Herefishyfishy

Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
236
Location
Tigard
I know how to rig baitfish, rollmop and shrimp for sturgeon but I'm not sure how to rig squid. Do you just tie the whole thing to your hook and line like roll mop and sandshrimp with magic thread? Do you cut it up and use pieces?
 
M

Moe

Active member
Joined
Mar 12, 2010
Messages
758
Location
Beaverton, Oregon
I am not sure how other people rig it, but I find squid very tough and durable, so I just pass the hook through it 2 or 3 times, and it just stays on forever for me.
 
H

Herefishyfishy

Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
236
Location
Tigard
I am not sure how other people rig it, but I find squid very tough and durable, so I just pass the hook through it 2 or 3 times, and it just stays on forever for me.
I'll give that a shot!
 
M

mckason

New member
Joined
Nov 3, 2009
Messages
3
Put the hook through the cape and out the head so the tentacles are down then just half hitch up the body. Stays on really good.
 
F

Fishtopher

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 12, 2008
Messages
1,276
Location
Who knows?! Not me!
Put the hook through the cape and out the head so the tentacles are down then just half hitch up the body. Stays on really good.

Exactly how I rig my squid too. Sometimes I'll squirt some scent up in the cape before I tighten the half hitch's and then tie it off with stretch e string and poke a few holes in it. Works well.
 
H

Herefishyfishy

Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
236
Location
Tigard
Thanks! I will be out there tomorrow trying these out!
 
F

Fishtopher

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 12, 2008
Messages
1,276
Location
Who knows?! Not me!
Good luck out there!

On a side note- I find it to be rough fishin' for gators with any other bait while we are in the middle of a Shad run. I would spend 20 minutes trying to catch a Shad before you dropped your gator gear with squid down there. Jus' sayin'.
 
H

Herefishyfishy

Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
236
Location
Tigard
Good luck out there!

On a side note- I find it to be rough fishin' for gators with any other bait while we are in the middle of a Shad run. I would spend 20 minutes trying to catch a Shad before you dropped your gator gear with squid down there. Jus' sayin'.
In the middle of a shad run on the Columbia? What would I be spending that 20 minutes trying to catch them on? I've heard they're pretty good fighters and fun to catch but have no clue how to go about it. any pointers?
 
D

Denduran87

Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2010
Messages
114
Location
Coos County
set it in the water first.

set it in the water first.

I've always been taught to set it in the water once you get it tied up and make sure it's not spinning so you don't scare them from it
 
Top Bottom