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BobM
03-07-2009, 06:43 PM
saw this video on the internet thought I'd pass it on

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4850736n%3fsource=search_video

abdiver12
03-08-2009, 02:26 PM
If the squid are currently running in California that's news to me because I've heard its totally dead out there. When was this aired, just recently?

steveo79
03-08-2009, 03:33 PM
I just saw that video too. Interesting.

Semperfifishing
03-08-2009, 06:17 PM
Unfortunately these will catch a salmon..take just a few bites and you have a wasted fish.
Seldom will they eat the whole salmon.

drinkin_buddy
03-08-2009, 06:35 PM
Unfortunately these will catch a salmon..take just a few bites and you have a wasted fish.
Seldom will they eat the whole salmon.


I was just thinking the same thing.

Semperfifishing
03-08-2009, 08:50 PM
In the mid '70s I was on a long range boat fishing below Baja and one early morning we we into yellowtail when a great number of very large squid started latching onto several of the hooked yellowtail.

These were larger than in this video..what few yellow tail we landed had huge bites taken out of them. The boats sonar was completly blanked out by the large amount of squid.
Somewhere I have a few photos..will try and find them.
Really spooky!

abdiver12
03-09-2009, 05:36 AM
Most scientific sources say Humbolts only get to 100 pounds but I've heard from commercial fishermen that they get to 200 and even 300 pounds. If anyone can prove that they reach this size, I'd love to see a photo. I personally have seen boatloads of Humboldts and never a one over 60 lbs. 25-30 lbs seems to be the average size with 50 lb considered a large specimen. Maybe Al Edwards can enlighten us on this?

Richard_Kwon
03-09-2009, 08:39 AM
I remember reading about Humbolt squid down in Mexico. They call them Red Devils, or diablos rojos. Apparently, they do get bigger down there than up here.

Imagine calimari rings the size of dinner plates.

Semperfifishing
03-09-2009, 08:45 AM
If you Google Colossal Squid you will see one that weighed 1,090 lbs.
These can grow to 30' to 40' feet long!

abdiver12
03-09-2009, 12:48 PM
Humboldts max out at over 200 lbs down in South America but I've yet to see one over 60 lbs up here in California. If you want to see the Colossal Squid specimen, its now on display at the Te Papa Museum in New Zealand, just a short 15-20 hour flight from here!

drinkin_buddy
03-09-2009, 04:17 PM
*If you want to see the Colossal Squid specimen, its now on display at the Te Papa Museum in New Zealand, just a short 15-20 hour flight from here!


Cool, I will mapquest it...road trip! :D ;D

Rusty_Hooks
03-09-2009, 05:04 PM
Imagine calimari rings the size of dinner plates.

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count me in.....pan fried, dried or butter batter tempura...let me at em 8-)

johnbfishin
03-09-2009, 06:55 PM
Wow! I hadn't made a connection between the Squid and the Salmon. Obviously there are other problems that are effecting the Salmon but the Squid sure aren't going to help things.
I've only had Calamari once and I wasn't that fond of it, seems like I'd better acquire a taste for it though.

drinkin_buddy
03-09-2009, 07:26 PM
What do you guys think the squid will attract? Ol' cause and effect thinking here..

abdiver12
03-10-2009, 01:36 PM
I've only had Calamari once and I wasn't that fond of it, seems like I'd better acquire a taste for it though.

I never used to like calamari either until I tried Humboldt squid. Its extremely tender and delicious, much nicer than those tough little guys you get at restaurants. Hardly any ammonia taste. Before our trip, the skipper told us it was some of the finest eating and I really didn't believe him until I deep fried a few pieces. Now I'm totally hooked on Humboldt squid, something I thought I'd never say. If I'd known they were that good, I wouldn't have given my other two away!

okie
03-10-2009, 02:08 PM
abdiver12, i got 1 on a trip out of san diego, must not have fixed it right, even my korean wife didn't like it, and we both love squid. never had any calamari i didn't like.
bill

scfisher831
03-10-2009, 02:26 PM
I watched this video and is cool stuff.I noticed the party boat those anglers were on was the Kahuna out of Moss Landing run by Capt. Scott Munroe.Humbolts are good eating and fight hard.The Humbolts came into 400' of water off the Soquel Hole last year in the Montery Bay.Soquel Hole is a salmon spot in the Montery Bay so you know what they were feeding on.

abdiver12
03-11-2009, 02:37 PM
Okie, got to make sure you cut them thin and take off the mantle (the red lining that covers the white meat). Then just egg, batter, olive oil, fry, and you've got yourself a great meal. Sorry to hear it didn't go so well with you and your wife.

fuenstock
03-12-2009, 10:55 AM
Cool video