Kayak Fishing Adventures on Big Water’s Edge  

Go Back   Kayak Fishing Adventures on Big Water’s Edge > Kayak Fishing Forum - Message Board > General Kayak Fishing Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
CardShark
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 117
Squid as Lobster Bait in Hoop Net?

Have any of you had success using squid as bait in your hoop nets?

I'm going hooping tonight and I don't think I have enough mackerel to last the night if I'm not able to catch it while on the water. I have a bunch of squid left over from a recent fishing trip so was wondering if I could use that.

I know a potential problem is the lobster just pulling the entire squid out and taking off but I'm using Drake Pucks so I think they will be fairly secure in there.
CardShark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 08:00 AM   #2
Vikingj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dana Point area
Posts: 424
Last year I also ran out of macs and filled in w squid. It did OK but the macs did a little better. Bugs may have their favorites but seem to eat just about anything. I've seen bugs caught on chicken necks, chicken gizzards, and dog/cat food. I'll collect discounted canned tuna and take some w me as backup when the regular bait is gone. Happy Hooping!
W
Vikingj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 09:03 AM   #3
TJones
Senior Member
 
TJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,983
pick up only

I have some bait. multiple fresh frozen rock fish. post response if interested and I will get back to you. I will keep my IM open . . if used in the proper bait tubes , it is enough to get you going.
TJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 09:08 AM   #4
TJones
Senior Member
 
TJones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,983
forgot to mention

im in burbank. hopefully you are passing this way. I will be here all day. feel free to call me .I will send pm with contact.
TJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 12:13 PM   #5
NICKWORN
Senior Member
 
NICKWORN's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 326
salmon heads

go to any local Asian market and grab you some. Best lobster bait when out of fresh macks. Just grabbed some for $2.99lb. one head split was $4 and some change.
NICKWORN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 06:18 PM   #6
Tman
BRTF...bought & paid...
 
Tman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,234
Save the squid for bottom fishing or surf fishing...lobsters will have nothing to do with squid, think what the squid likes to eat.

Take advice of others, macs, salmon heads, sardines...
__________________
Adios

Tman
Gaffer for Clay the Fishcatcher
Tman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2017, 09:34 PM   #7
CardShark
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 117
Thanks for all the replies and advice guys.

Went to Channel Islands Harbor break wall last night with a buddy.

We had 3 nets each and hooped from sunset to about 10:30pm, pulling nets every 30 mins or so.

We got 8 shorts a piece for 16 total. 3 were close enough that we measured them but all the others were tiny.

I put only squid in one of my nets and that did account for 2 of the shorts out of my 8 so it does work.
Squid is more expensive than other bait though so not cost effective if you're going to buy it.

Thanks for the offer TJones but I'm in Camarillo.
I would have tried it if you were closer.
Have you had success using rockfish as lobster bait?
I would think it wouldn't be that effective since it's not oily and doesn't have a strong scent.
CardShark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2017, 06:48 AM   #8
DanaPT
Senior Member
 
DanaPT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South OC
Posts: 1,270
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
Thanks for all the replies and advice guys.

Went to Channel Islands Harbor break wall last night with a buddy.

We had 3 nets each and hooped from sunset to about 10:30pm, pulling nets every 30 mins or so.

We got 8 shorts a piece for 16 total. 3 were close enough that we measured them but all the others were tiny.

I put only squid in one of my nets and that did account for 2 of the shorts out of my 8 so it does work.
Squid is more expensive than other bait though so not cost effective if you're going to buy it.

Thanks for the offer TJones but I'm in Camarillo.
I would have tried it if you were closer.
Have you had success using rockfish as lobster bait?
I would think it wouldn't be that effective since it's not oily and doesn't have a strong scent.
If you go out take a rod and at least one hook.. fish for Macs in between pulls.
DanaPT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2017, 10:17 PM   #9
CardShark
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 117
Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaPT View Post
If you go out take a rod and at least one hook.. fish for Macs in between pulls.
We did. Fished with squid for Macs but only managed 1 the entire night. There were tons of fairly large smelt in the water though.
CardShark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 12:24 PM   #10
Mahigeer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,173
Once at the Catalina Mole for lobster hunt, there was so much squid, that you could walk on water!

We only caught 2 short lobsters. They just stayed home and waited for the squid to die and fall on their lap.

No need to crawl.

I would not use them if I can help it, but as last resort--why not.
Mahigeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2017, 12:42 PM   #11
goldenglory18
Senior Member
 
goldenglory18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 557
Quote:
Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
We did. Fished with squid for Macs but only managed 1 the entire night. There were tons of fairly large smelt in the water though.
Throw small shiny baits. I've been catching my flyline macks with these....





Not as efficient as a sabiki, but its a ton of fun on light tackle......
goldenglory18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2002 Big Water's Edge. All rights reserved.