Squid Report – April 27, 2016


With waters finally reaching 50 degrees in Nantucket Sound this week, Capt. Larry Backman decided to take F/V Skipjack out on Wednesday afternoon for his first squid trip of the 2016 season. After a few slow drifts near Collier’s Ledge, Capt. Larry put the crew on a few nice pockets of squid, resulting in simultaneous hook-ups and enough of a haul to take home the first fresh seafood dinner of the year.

If you’re planning on heading out this weekend, draggers working the area just south of Collier’s and other inshore Nantucket sound areas are an indication of squid. You will likely also see a number of small recreational vessels and party boats. From this trip’s experience, dropping Yo-Zuri squid jigs to the bottom in 26 – 28 feet of water produced the best results.

Although Wednesday’s bite wasn’t exactly lights-out, it’s only a matter of days until the squid run should really pick up in the Sound, as it has for each of the last few seasons.

For more information on how to catch squid in Nantucket Sound, check Spring Squiddin’ on Cape Cod by Capt. Shaun Ruge on techniques, gear, locations and other essential information.

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