When do the market squid come shallow to lay eggs?


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Posted by Halibut butter Hunter on April 18, 2003 at 07:03:45:

I'm fairly new to the sport, and living in SoCal the end of lobster season has prompted me to look for other delicous sea critters. My first choice was Halibut.

I understand (correct me if I'm wrong) that the best/easiest time to spear Halibut is in the Spring when they move shallow to feast on the dying market squid.

Few questions:
- When does this happen?
- At what depth is best to see the squid egg castings, and search the seafloor for butts?
- Does water temp/currents have anything to do with it?
- Can we shoot and eat anything else that feasts on this food abundance, like thornback or bat rays?

Any advice would be appreciated. Thansk,
Jim-


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