Originally Posted by pheonix
Uh, I have a very lame question, I belive, do they stay around all summer or do they just stay for the spring (RI coast)
Actually I believe many die. The kind of Squid we have aroudn here only live a bit longer then a year or so. They spawn then they slowy die within a few months. I believe this is why fish like squid, they are use to seeing fresh dead squid all the time.
The schools of them must have staggard lives becuase you can get them all year but there seems to be a spring and fall body of them that move into the harbors. BI use to have a great squid bite in Old harbor in the fall. If the bass fishing was slow I would jig up a small cooler-full right in the harbor by ballards.
It generally slows down alot in the summer but IMO the spring has been best the last few years and some make a repeat showing in the fall. To be honest, you only need to go a couple good nights and you have all the squid you need.
If you don't feel like fishing for them...go to a squid boat and buy a tote full of fresh ones right off the boat, you'll be set for the season. If you vacume pack them you will be surprised how fresh they stay.