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Old 02-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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So I went out and bought a pack of squid for sturgeon, however, I do not think it is going to be open another weekend. Has anyone ever used squid behind a dodger for springers (lower Willamette)? Seems like if they will hit a herring, they may fall for a squid. Just curious and thought I'd ask before I throw them out.......

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #2
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I know you can catch salmon mooching whole squid in the ocean, not sure about in the river though. You could always save it for crab or rockfish bait, no reason to waste it.


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So I went out and bought a pack of squid for sturgeon, however, I do not think it is going to be open another weekend. Has anyone ever used squid behind a dodger for springers (lower Willamette)? Seems like if they will hit a herring, they may fall for a squid. Just curious and thought I'd ask before I throw them out.......
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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I have used it successfully out in the ocean, not sure about the river though...
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:44 AM   #4
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Everything had a time and a place.....

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Old 02-21-2012, 12:29 PM   #5
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Can use it for lings!
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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Summer Bonnie reopened or below the dam is still open.
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
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Clean, slice, bread lightly and fry. Enjoy some CALAMARI!!
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:09 PM   #8
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Funny thing, I gave it a try years and years ago while fishing for springers and hooked into a nice sturgeon. Who would of known...my first ever sturgeon by the way!
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:38 PM   #9
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squid wrapped K fish.... works quite well
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:43 PM   #10
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I was just thinking the other day I should fish a quik squid !
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:45 PM   #11
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I think I will stick a rotator on the head of one and give a troll...
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:51 PM   #12
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Just fish the CR with it for gators! Less boats lol! Or try your luck for salmon who knows anything is possible:-)
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:39 PM   #13
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squid wrapped K fish.... works quite well
I've heard the same from some credible fishermen.... have tried it only briefly but it is worth giving a try. They caught more than one big fall chinook. C.W.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #14
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I know they eat squid so last year I tried it for a couple of passes. No love, but then again, I have trolled days with herring and never had a hit either. Ya never know what the next killer bait might be for salmon.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:41 PM   #15
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Take it to Maui and catch some bonefish!
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:21 PM   #16
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Squid tentacles with a spin-a-glo work well on the hook or trolled.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:51 PM   #17
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Hoochies.....enough said! Of coarse they work for salmon.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:16 AM   #18
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Thanks for all the replies! I just figure they will hit herring, prawns, sandshrimp and lord knows what else while up river..... might have to play with em just a lil for the fun of it! Sometimes a lil different is all it takes!
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:59 AM   #19
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I tried wrapping a razor clam once. CW
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:01 AM   #20
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many people swear by it up here on the strait. also a standard for halibut.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:53 AM   #21
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I read a story I think B M wrote about a fisherman in Sellwood caught on on a orange peel. Squid may work.
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So I went out and bought a pack of squid for sturgeon, however, I do not think it is going to be open another weekend. Has anyone ever used squid behind a dodger for springers (lower Willamette)? Seems like if they will hit a herring, they may fall for a squid. Just curious and thought I'd ask before I throw them out.......
Squid spinners, use the head and tentacles as you would a prawn.

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Old 02-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #23
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So I went out and bought a pack of squid for sturgeon, however, I do not think it is going to be open another weekend. Has anyone ever used squid behind a dodger for springers (lower Willamette)? Seems like if they will hit a herring, they may fall for a squid. Just curious and thought I'd ask before I throw them out.......

you might try soaking them in salmon egg juice. i soak my shrimp in the juice for bobber fishing.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:40 PM   #24
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you might try soaking them in salmon egg juice. i soak my shrimp in the juice for bobber fishing.
I use some of the egg juice in my pickled squid brine and it seems to work great!
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dye red, cut a thin worm like strip and add to a cut plug.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:49 AM   #26
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Squid spinners, use the head and tentacles as you would a prawn.



THAT would catch.............WALLEYE!!!!
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THAT would catch.............WALLEYE!!!!
Yeah, I was stationed in Utah for almost three years before overseas. I now call it the Willamette special.

Came home to the springer thing and found out it triggers spring salmon here as well on a slow troll.
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Yeah, I was stationed in Utah for almost three years before overseas. I now call it the Willamette special.

Came home to the springer thing and found out it triggers spring salmon here as well on a slow troll.

I believe it!!! Put a prawn on that and BAM!!!!

OK, back to squid.
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I believe it!!! Put a prawn on that and BAM!!!!

OK, back to squid.
The thing I like is a slow roll on the bait. I'm trolling downhill, with and across the current.

I believe the cape strip inside spin of the herring ads more scent to the presentation.
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So I went out and bought a pack of squid for sturgeon, however, I do not think it is going to be open another weekend. Has anyone ever used squid behind a dodger for springers (lower Willamette)? Seems like if they will hit a herring, they may fall for a squid. Just curious and thought I'd ask before I throw them out.......
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #31
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Hmm...Give it the Amerman treatment, anyone?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #32
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One of the biggest steelhead I ever saw caught was hooked in the willamette on a squid wrapped K15 Kwikfish.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #33
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Down in the jaws, we've landed Tillamook springers that were actively feeding on squid..... that's a hint you can use.
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