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?
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?
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 !