Since the squid season has been very good I thought it’d be nice to rally the troops for some friendly competition. We agreed to a timed event, most # of squid caught at the end of the hour would be the winner.
Everyone who played contributed a new squid jig to the pot and we’d pay out to 3rd place. The participants were from winner on down.
1. Michael Kim (Phil’s dad), 41 squid
2. Jason Takayoshi, 32 squid
3. Sun Yi, 31 squid
4. Phil Kim
5. Paul Kim
6. David Kim
7. Joe Hong
8. Chris Moyer
9. Frank Rutledge
10. Alexis Courbet
11. James Nguyen
Congrats to the winners, fun times for all with lots of laughs and friendly competition. We met up at Joyale Seafood restaurant for some good eats and of course more engaging fishing conversation.
Over dinner we discussed the lifespan and science behind these squid. Heres a good synopsis on the background behind the Pacific Squid aka Market squid.
The ‘new’ Radio Flier wagon worked like a charm along with the 500w, 55,000 lumen SMD led light.
This was my first time using the new light but didn’t realize that generators are not allowed on the wheel side. Specifically anything that carries fuel that could lead to a leak and or fire.
We got kicked off the pier and ended up having to move to the aquarium side to set up shop. The corner spot by the shed was taken, so we planted the light at the edge by the wooden dock. After a few minutes the schools were attracted to the beacon that was calling them in. The action at times was hot and heavy.
Next years derby, we’ll be prepared. Lets hope the squid return as thick as this year’s run.