Squid Fishing Guide

Squid fishing originated in Japan 300 years ago. However today in Spain the eging has become very popular. More and more fans of this fishery are worthy of mentioning their history, the best equipment and methods, as well as the most effective tricks for fishing ever larger specimens.

What Is Eging?

The word Eging comes from the Japanese kanji  (ese = bait) and  (ki = wood) together  are pronounced egui, and “egi” is written in romaji. The Japanese, accustomed in recent times to use English idioms, introduced the “ing” to refer to action. Therefore the fishing with wooden lures happened to be called “eging”.However today also refers to fishing cephalopods with lure.

How Did The Squid Fishery Originate From Eging?

The first specimens of egi lures have been found in Japan, estimated to be older than 300 years, their shape is quite similar to the fish that inhabited the area, and are believed to have been created to tempt the squid due To which they stung the pieces of wood that accumulated to the drift after the daily tasks.

Other more recent finds of egis are in Kyushu, the third largest island in Japan, and famous for fishing at Eging, the specimens found are about 150 years old and their shape is very similar to today’s lures, so Which we can say that said design is quite effective.

With globalization the techniques of Eging have been watered around the world, and today we will talk about them here at PescaCosmar.

Advantages And Benefits In Fishing To Calm Eging

The reason why this type of fishing has become so popular is due to several factors, firstly it is about fishing an abundant species on almost the entire planet, second the equipment to use is compatible with other fishing techniques Such as spinning or light trolling.

It is also a fun way that can be practiced both on the coast and in the boat, and it is not necessary to be an expert to prepare an exit, in fact makes the day is ideal for teaching.

Finally the high gastronomic value of the squid allows us to enjoy an exceptional and satisfying meal when arriving home.

Limitations Of Squid Fishing To Eging

So how do you find benefits and advantages to this mode of fishing, it is also important that you know its limitations. For example, you can only fish with one team at a time, it is not advisable to leave several rods fishing as we do in the troll, since we must do much emphasis on the movements of the rod and pay close attention to the bites or movements that Occur underwater.

The same thing with the number of lures, some experts can use up to three jibioneras in the same line, however if you do not know how to handle them, you will end up with a frightening entanglement able to make you lose several euros in thread.

Ideal Fishing Equipment For Fishing At Eging

Like any other mode of fishing, proper equipment is indispensable to achieve good catches and avoid unnecessary setbacks. At PescaCosmar we are proud to have an immense variety of fishing articles geared specifically for eging which you can observe in our online fishing shop .

Lures or egis for squid fishing

Of Course The Fishing To Eging Indicates Immediately that we will use the popular birds, jibioneras or egis, it does not matter what you want to call them. However, there are two primary factors in choosing the right lure, one is the size and the other is the weight.

To a greater depth it is necessary that the lure comes plumbed in the outside, otherwise it is sufficient that it is properly attached to the line and that the plumbing gives the necessary depth to the jibioneras.

As for the size will depend on the area and the size of the squids and cuttlefish, normally for fishing from boat are used lures from 3.0 to 5.0, ie between 10 and 40 grams, however for the coast or small specimens are well Lures n° 2.0 to 2.5 ie weighing between 5 and 10 grams.

On the other hand, the choice of color is quite simple, as these cephalopods are especially attracted to the brightly colored birds, especially the warm colors like red, orange, intense pink or yellow. However those apple green or electric blue are very successful. Natural stains or patterns are also effective in attracting our prey.

As you gain experience using these lures you can modify them according to your needs.

Fishing Rods For Practicing Eging

Many fishermen who do not catch squid often conform using light spinning rods to tempt cephalopods; however, unlike canes specially designed for eging, they do not have ergonomics or ideal action.

The reeds for eging have a short heel; Which allows quick movements of the reed simulating more accurately the movements of a shrimp or other small fish. Also its progressive action helps to pick up the line with greater fluency avoiding that the squid flee or is enrede. The toe on the other hand should be flexible to note in detail every movement and every bite of these animals.

Reels For You Squid Fishing

When squid bites; They simply flee in the chosen direction without burying themselves in the seabed or hiding among the rocks. So we will not need a brake power too high, on the contrary, we will have to let the squid swim a little to tire it.If we collect it violently we could tear it and lose the piece.

A small reel of 1000 or 2500 will be used, with line deployment exceeding 100 meters. Any spinning reel will be excellent in this mode, since its use is merely a convenience.

Threads For Fishing At Eging

For the bass line a flourocarbon string is recommended ; As these are invisible underwater and do not reflect the light, therefore the lure looks much less suspicious.

In contrast for the rest of the line it takes strength, we recommend to use braided threads of very small diameter. As for color the truth is that it does not matter too much. The squid will not interact with that part of the fishing gear.

Where And When To Fish Squid At Eging

One of the most difficult questions about fishing at Eging is finding an area populated with squids. Depending on the temperature of the water and the illumination we can locate them near the coast looking for food or slightly removed from it in a bank of fish.

If you are going by boat, scroll around the coastline and pay attention to the waters; Look for mouths of streams or sandbanks where food abounds. If you are going to locate them choose a beach with sandy soil and try to get as far into the sea as possible.

The experts’ favorite times are usually during sunrise or half an hour before sunset. The average lighting awakens the appetite of the squid that bites more emphatically during these hours.

How To Practice Squid Fishing At Eging

At first do not worry too much about your rig, what you need to know first is where the squids are. For this you can launch in several directions and travel the area quickly; A good trick is to apply a mollusk scent cream on our lure and go strolling with the current to attract the squid.

Once the fishing zone is located; Uses the lures according to the depth and appetite of cephalopods; To greater depth or current greater weight and size. The colors change them every so often to determine which of them are most attracted.

When throwing the rig we will let the bass line touch the bottom and then pick up slowly. Make short and fast pulls to pick up the line and let the jibioneras move in that very characteristic way that shrimp do.

Squid, unlike cuttlefish and octopus, sting violently and quickly, do not be afraid to nail them with the cane in the same way. Do not worry that just sticking hard will not escape. In fact, it may happen that they go away if they do not cling tenaciously. However when you know they are well strung releases the pressure and let it swim a little to get tired.

Note That:

If it happens that they escape but we can still see them at a short distance, quickly launches a second lure. Possibly do not hesitate to sneak back in. If you go on a boat you might be lucky to catch it with a sacadera.

Once you get the squid out of the water; Do not waste any seconds and quickly insert it into a bucket or dig it with water. If they become angry or nervous, they expel an immense amount of ink and can tarnish anything that gets in their way. For these cases have a damp cloth or sponge prepared for rapid cleaning.

“We have reached the end of this guide, we hope it will be very useful for your next day. See you soon and good fishing! “