If you've never seen anyone jigging for squid in downtown Seattle, you must not get out much.

People line the pier for hours with buckets and make the most of our winter squid fishing on the Puget Sound. It is truly a very easy fishery.

Winter is the best time to jig for squid in Puget Sound, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Squid fishing is a fun group activity that is easy for kids and fishing novices alike to learn and doesn't require a boat.

Some of the best spots include the Elliott Bay Pier in Seattle and the Edmonds Pier.

According to WDFW, recreational squid fishing in Washington state is available to sport anglers year round.

A nighttime sport that requires simple, inexpensive fishing tackle, squid fishing-or jigging-typically takes place on the many piers and docks throughout the Puget Sound region.

The most common species of squid found in Washington waters is known as market squid (Loligo opalescens) and measures less than a foot in size. With a long tapered body and triangular tail fins, these fast-moving, ten-armed mollusks are also known as calamari when prepared as food.