"Most of the fish we catch are better to eat, but they don't give you much of a fight."
He said the squid were "trying to crawl around and blow ink all over everybody."
Mr Woodbury said that 400 of the creatures had been caught since Friday night.
The animals weigh between 20 and 40 pounds, but a few fishermen have reeled in 60-pound squid.
The Humboldt squid is also called the jumbo squid or jumbo flying squid and squirts ink to protect itself.
They can grow up to 100 pounds in weight and six feet long and follow food sources.
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