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Well not sure how it is in your part of the UK, but around here the bass seem to enjoy squid to eat. It is the favoured bait around sussex for bass. Now I assume that bass know what squid are and favour them as a prey item. But has anyone ever tried using a squid lure for bass???

I know from reports on here and else where that several areas do see squid inshore a couple of times during the year, I betting the bass make the most of the addition of squid to their menu. Here's a couple of options I have found



http://www.flutter.jp/shopdetail/097000000001/

http://www.flutter.jp/shopdetail/099000000001/

Seems that the bream are quite keen on squid too from some of the pics on the site.
 

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Not seen them before! Looks like a good addition to an already bulging lure collection. If they do any flourescent/luminous ones they would be good at night I am sure...... where's my debit card.....
 

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Saltiga,
Amazing what you find in japanese mags isn't it :muttley:
But they do look like nice plugs/softies though.
 

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Ten years ago the Bulawayo (Yozuri?) squid was all the rage for deep water bassing. That was deep though, 150ft+ on a Portland rig and the mark ended up hammered by commercials. Double figure fish were quite common there.

I still carry one or two of those lures on the boat, just in case.
 

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Wow . . . they look cool . . . . . hmmmmmmm . . . may have to get one . . . . :wackit:
 

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Interesting, Tunny. I like the look of the SP squid you posted. I'm confident a large % of us have only scratched the surface on what we can use to catch bass, artificial wise.

I'm definitely planning to have bumble with this at some stage, along the bottom.

 

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I was looking at that lure earlier today, it has become a favourate with the bream guys in japan. Fished on a weighted rig close to the bottom.
Great looking lure.
 

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Really? Bream you say..... Interesting, very interesting *strokes long grey beard*

Don't suppose you can remember what sort of rig, Tunny?
 

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The rig basically is two weights with a glass bead between them then a small swivel. To this a short leader is attached and the lure added.
It keeps the lure hard on the bottom, where it can be SLOWLY worked along.
I will try and find a diagram which will explain it better.
 

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Jordanis3r said:
Yup got a green / yellow YoZuri squid I use now and again - not caught sod all on it tho :/

I've got one of them in red, I've not caught anything on it either. It puts a fair bit of strain on the rod with that bib, which makes it hard to work the lure properly.


If your into your finesse fishing these look good:

http://samuraitackle.com/fishing/index. ... ts_id=2371

I was meant to order some last year but never got round to it.
 

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I've got a couple of packets of these, that i'm just building up the confidence to give a crack . . .



The ones at the top are un-rigged.
 

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Tunny said:
The rig basically is two weights with a glass bead between them then a small swivel. To this a short leader is attached and the lure added.
It keeps the lure hard on the bottom, where it can be SLOWLY worked along.
I will try and find a diagram which will explain it better.
I think without being able to read Japanese it is difficult to understand exactly how the trace works. I have slightly different take on how it works and was trying to explain it to Myfish earlier today. My interpretation is that there is some sort of trace attached to your mainline, likely flourocarbon, not sure how long. Then a worm weight pointed end facing up the line is threaded on the leader, glass bead, another worm weight pointed end facing the opposite way, then a small clip to attach the lure. I think it works by trapping the glass bead between the hollow ends of the two worm weights which effectively creates a rattle. All of this is free to slide above the clip. The reason for this is that the whole lot can be twitched along the bottom creating little puffs of sand/mud and a clicking noise. If you allow some slack line then the lure will sit head ands claws up. In some places this is deliberately intended to mimic a fiddler crab in defensive stance. The rig is a variation of a Texas rig and used with a plug instead of soft plastic but likely could be used with either.
It will likely take a bit of fine tuning to get the balance right and stop tangles during casting but the idea sounds really interesting allowing the use of small crayfish style lures to be cast a lot further than if fished on their own. Then the lure works the opposite way around to how it is designed to work, being tethered by the two leads.

Of course it could be my interpretation that is wrong! It could also be that there are variations on how this trace is used. Apologies for misleading if it is. Any Japanese speakers/readers on the foum?!?!?!
 

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Lewisman said:
I've got a couple of packets of these, that i'm just building up the confidence to give a crack . . .



The ones at the top are un-rigged.

If I ever see you fishing with these I'm gonna hoof you into the water, the bass will be laughing at you :badlol: They must be quite small looking at the size of the trebles Si......are they a freshwater crayfish imitation?
 

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If I ever see you fishing with these I'm gonna hoof you into the water, the bass will be laughing at you :badlol: They must be quite small looking at the size of the trebles Si......are they a freshwater crayfish imitation?

:rofl: :rofl:

Feck knows . . . . they were going cheap in a shop in France. They were selling off loads of s/p's (shads, minnows, etc . . ) for 1 Euro per packet, so i filled a carrier bag with them !!! :rofl: :rofl:

I'll use them when your not looking :stupid: :aarrg:
 

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softie said:
Lewisman said:
I've got a couple of packets of these, that i'm just building up the confidence to give a crack . . .



The ones at the top are un-rigged.

If I ever see you fishing with these I'm gonna hoof you into the water, the bass will be laughing at you :badlol: They must be quite small looking at the size of the trebles Si......are they a freshwater crayfish imitation?
I am sure these are crayfish imitation, seen them used for chub.
 

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What size are they ? and do you wish to part with some of those Im sure they would work on a couple of spots where use use the float tube, there is patches of sand that hold good size flattie`s would be worth a try,
maybe change the hooks so single`s

i love tring thing like that anything different its the only way to find out
 

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The blue one at the bottom is quite similar to one I used years ago. I was soft rubber, greyish colour and bought in the US while on holiday. I had some truly enormous flounders follow it in but never hooked any due to the single treble and the fact the flounder could not get the lure in it's mouth. Don't write it off until you try it!!!
 
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