Squid is only good for use in resturants …..its probably the single biggest cause of newbies to surfcasting giving up the sport …..moreso the handy frozen bait packs ….
Admittedly it’s a handy bait to have on hand , if its fresh ….stays on the hook longer , but lets face it , it aint the best bait …
If you want to catch a fish , find out what it’s there to feed on …..or find something that acts like a drug for the fish , like pillies in the case of KY ….
Squid isn’t too bad in general.. certainly can catch a wide variety of species with it but dogfish tend to find it pretty quickly if they are around. Kahawai aren’t too fussy, perhaps those hookers that some guys here have been catching in the avon could be a good bait too, should be a winner for catching crabs too (no pun intended).