Squid season is the time when squid return to pearl island to breed and lay eggs. This time lasts from 10-15
The squid bait is a colorful fake shrimp, the squid sees the prey and immediately bites. The way to fish for squid is gentle but making millions is “as easy as eating candy” every day.
Squid fishing has existed for a long time in the island city of Phu Quoc (Kien Giang). There are many different types of fishing equipment such as fishing with lights, squid balls, fishing, using snail shells, etc. In which, squid fishing with fake shrimp is the easiest way. At this time, the squid hunting season is “moving” because this is the time when squid gathers on the southern wing of An Thoi island to breed, and people take advantage of going out to sea to earn “sea fortune” (Photo: Bao Ky).
Means for squid fishing are mostly small boats with a capacity of 20 to 30 horsepower. The strength of this approach is that the production cost is very low and simple; With a fishing rod and fake bait of a few hundred thousand dongs, fishermen can use it for a whole month before having to change another fishing rod (Photo: Bao Ky).
Squid bait is a fake shrimp with a diamond shape, one end is attached with a cluster of sharp hooks, the other end is rounded. The fake shrimp body is covered with colorful and eye-catching colors (Photo: Bao Ky).
The squid that hits the prey and comes to bite will be caught in the trap (Photo: Bao Ky).
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Loi (living in the Hon Roi area, An Thoi ward) said that before, he worked as a scuba diver to catch seafood, but because the job was too dangerous, for more than a decade, he switched to squid fishing. “Now is not the peak time because the squid is not much. Every day in the main season, more than 100 boats gather here to fish for squid. These days, on average, I can catch 10-15kg of squid / day. Fishing for a few hours to bring squid Go to the market to sell, then run to the sea to fish until the night and then eat and sleep on the boat,” shared Mr. Loi (Photo: Bao Ky).
The advantage of squid fishing is that it can be caught all year round, day and night. During the day, they fish for squid, cuttlefish, and at night, squid, squid, cuttlefish… Currently, the price of squid ranges from 270,000 to 290,000 VND/kg (Photo: Bao Ky).
At night, squid “hunters” turn on the green light to attract prey (Photo: Bao Ky).
Huynh Van Tu (living in Hon Roi) shared that the vast sea has many places to breed, so every day fishermen have to go out to try fishing to “visit squid water”. Where there is a lot of squid stuck in the trap, that’s where the squid lays eggs. On average, he can catch 7-10kg of squid every day, minus all expenses, he pocketed over 1 million VND (Photo: Bao Ky).
Squid fishing is concentrated in the western part of the island district, including the communes of Cua Can, Ganh Dau, Duong To, An Thoi, Hon Thom and Duong Dong town. Depending on the season, fishermen will move to each sea area to catch seafood (Photo: Bao Ky).