Had an interesting experience yesterday afternoon spinning that i would like to share for some feedback:
Was spinning top water (specifically sandeel savage gear lures) in a very shallow very small marina (imagine one single concrete ramp). After a few casts, i had a tail from what i thought was a small grouper, as soon as i stopped the lure, i had the bite. Wasnt a grouper, squid from the looks of it approximately 1.5-2kg's! Didnt manage to land the fish but brought it at about 1 meter from me, keep in mind the strike happened at around 2 m out, all visible to me which was quite a thrill but rather puzzling.
I have fished squid with jigs quite a bit actually, never knew that i could catch them with a walking bait! any ideas on this? as to why this has happened or anyone out there reading this had a similar experience?
It is not uncommon to get them with as little as 6 or 7 feet of line out. So, yes you can get squid right at your feet !!
I am going to take a guess here...I guess you hooked a cuttlefish. Very similar to squid. But...
Squid tend to like bobbing lures. Under a float and just let the ebb and flow move the lure...Cuttlefish, on the other hand will actually chase a lure. If you were working the lure close in against a rock wall and it looked like a squid...yep = cuttlefish.
itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
that's interesting. I never noticed squid following hard body lures, but I fish soft baits (gulp jerk shads) a lot. And quite often I have had them attacked and eaten up by squid. I was thinking they were mainly attracted to the gulp scent. But perhaps they attack anything that resembles small wounded bait fish. How fast were you reeling in those lures?