about how big are the whole squid you use. And do you use a fishfinder rig with them.Capt Harv said:I have had guys on my charters use them a number of times and have caught fish with them. Squid is an important component of a fluke's diet and in certain parts of the season is about 10-20% of their diet. My general observation, though, is that we catch more big fish using strip baits. I think the reason is that strip baits are better attractants due to their fluttering motion when rigged properly.
I have to agree with you Ant. I will take fresh strips over anything. I find if you tip them with different goodies at different times of the year the combos can be deadly also. I also think gold hooks make a huge difference....conshykid said:I agree with Capt Harv my fav bait is fluke bellies cut into 8 to 10inch strips.
The charters have brought squid from 4 up to about 8 inches. I like to use a rig with a three way swivel. Rig consists of a couple beads (chartreuse or glow), spinner, another bead, 3-5 inch B-2 squid, then a 4/0 hook, then 4inch mono with a second 2/0 hook. Don't worry about the baits looking big. Sometimes I joke and say fluke have body dysmorphic syndrome. Another words they think they can eat very large baits for their size. And sometimes they do! We have caught 14 inch fluke on live spot. Also one day my friend caught a fluke that looked like it had a tumor in its stomach. When we opened it up, it had a huge squid in its stomach, almost as long as the fluke.rusin06 said:about how big are the whole squid you use. And do you use a fishfinder rig with them.