Funny, while half the nation was dying Easter eggs, we're dying squid bait fer swords! LOL!
Great idea for the pre-mades but don't they get a little soft and fall apart easier after freezing? I'd love to try squid jigging at night with green lights and try some fresh - I head the trick was to put them in a bucket before bringing them over the rail or you'll get squid ink all over. What I heard is that these Gulf squid are smaller than ones off Atlantic Florida of California ... be interesting to try livies double hooked in the swimmer flaps on its mantle head. Free-line that bait slowly to 150 or 300 on a small weight. Be careful and use gloves because I heard squid have one heck of a sharp beak on 'em and can munch up crabs ... but I imagine they'd last a while in the live well or squid bucket with an aerator. There again, maybe I just have a fertile imagination?