Dye Job

Dye Job

Dye Job

It's hard to deny the power of squid when it comes to boxing everything from grouper to swordfish to yellowtail snapper, but coloring them can improve catch rates even more. Here's a cheap and easy recipe for coloring squid at home with cake icing dye. "" Darren Dorris What you'll need
Cake icing dye
Fillet knife
Fresh or frozen squid
Kosher salt
Mixing containers
Darren Dorris
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Dye Job

1) Select your icing dyes from a crafts or cooking store. Experiment with colors. Set up your work area with an old cutting board, sharp fillet knife and mixing containers.Darren Dorris
Dye Job

Dye Job

2) Clean the squid and remove the skin. Slice the mantle down the center. Then cut the squid into long, triangular strips. Squid can also be dyed whole for trolling.Darren Dorris
Dye Job

Dye Job

3) Place the squid in a plastic container and cover it with fresh water. Add a teaspoon of kosher salt and a few drops of icing dye. Mix colors to create custom shades.Darren Dorris
Dye Job

Dye Job

4) Seal the container and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Drain the container and use the strips fresh or vacuum-seal and freeze them for later use.Darren Dorris