Largest Selection of Squid Jigs in New England
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Ocean State Tackle has made squid fishing tackle a priority. Squid fishing in RI is a very popular pastime in the spring and fall. The fall squid run in Newport RI is usually the best in New England. Our location in Providence is convenient for the squid fishermen from Massachusetts and New Hampshire that squid fish in Newport, Jamestown or Sakonnet Point. Most stores carry a few squid jigs by Yozuri. We directly source jigs from Yamashita, Colman, Yozuri and Martinetti. We have the widest variety of squid jigs enabling anglers to meet the challenges of squid fishing in all conditions.
Yamashita has a long history of manufacturing squid jigs. Production of squid jigs began in 1965.
Since that time over 1500 profiles and colors have been released.
In the beginning people thought squid jigs were only for commercial fisherman. Squid Jigs were mainly used by boat fishermen. Squid jigs were larger than they are now as they were usually trolled.Yamashita started to promote squid fishing in fishing magazines and other media in the mid 80's . Squid fishing became popular with shore anglers and Yamashita made smaller jigs to accomodate the differing conditions faced by shore anglers.
Squid Fishing in New England
In the USA squid jigging has become very popular in a few states. On the east coast the New England states of RI and Massachusetts are the most productive areas. Newport RI is home of the " Goat Island Causeway" also known as the " Calamari Causeway" . Goat Island is a small Island resort that is connected by a causeway to Newport. This is likely the most popular and productive squid fishing location on the East Coast. Squid fishermen come from as far away as Virginia, NY, NH and Lowell, Boston and Springfield Mass. to fish in Newport, Jamestown and Sakonnet Point in Little Compton R.I.. Jigging for squid has cultural traditions and ties for many Southeast Asian people.
On a given night you will find 40 - 60 people jigging for squid at the Goat Island Causeway. More than often 80 % of squid fishermen there are Laotian, Vietnamese or Khmer. Squid is jigged and often cooked right on a grill, small squid are cooked whole without cleaning and eaten hot. Squid fishing is often a family affair, it takes patience. A light tackle rod and lighting with a wide variety of squid jigs of different sizes and colors is necessary as the squid can be very selective.
Squid fishing in Massachusetts is popular at Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Island as well as Beverly.
RI's Best Source for Squid Fishing Jigs
Ocean State Tackle offers a complete line of squid jigs, we are well stocked with a variety of jigs by Yamashita, Yozurand Colman.
We currently offer more than 70 different squid jigs and have more than 1000 squid jigs in stock. We also offer braided line by Power Pro and Fireline.
Ocean State Tackle has the best selection of quality squid jigs at our retail store located @ 430 Branch Ave, Providence , RI.
Owner Dave Henault values squid fishing customers and Ocean State Tackle is located off RT 146 and RT 95 so the store is well positioned for the Massachusetts and NH squid fishing communities that travel thru RI to jig for squid in Newport, Jamestown and Sakonnet Point.
Half skelton Glow Body
Half skelton body looks real bait fish.
Through Sunlight and Light.
In Sunset time & Sunrise time more effective than normal glow body.