Swarm of Squid Spurs Fishing Frenzy at Newport Beach Pier

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According to various reports, the waters off Newport are teeming with swarms of gigantic Humbolt squid right now and all you have to do is put your line in to fish one out. People are leaving with garbage bags full of the cephalopod, which are undoubtedly soon to be destined for deep fryers and dunks of marinara.

See the KCAL 9 video of the phenomena after the jump.

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