Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas)
Humboldt squid – Giant squid, Jumbo squid, jumbo flying squid, pota or diablo rojoLike all other cephalopod mollusks – Squid have a distinct head, bilateral symmetry, a mantle, and arms. The Squid’s body consists of eight arms and two tentacles. The long tubular shaped body is the mantle. The Squid’s mouth is nestled in between the arms. Squid range in length from one inch to six feet. There are over 300 species of Squid that can be found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans – geographic range varies for each species.
The Humboldt squid, is a large, predatory squid living in the waters of the Humboldt Current in the eastern Pacific Ocean. They can travel at a speed of 15 mph and are extremely aggressive and fast growing. Our squid wings and Squid Bits are produced from the “Red Devil” squid.
Uses: Squid is one of the most versatile baits to use. Anything that will bite a hook can be caught with squid. Squid can be used cut, whole and may be used as a terminal bait or trolled.