Saturday, October 1st
is the official day of recreational spiny lobster season. Mark your calendars and get your gear ready to catch this delicious treat locally.
There's nothing better than the taste of sweet lobster meat that has been grilled and then dipped in butter. Yumminess is the only way to describe this.
With all that being said, let's get down and dirty and talk about some of the important factors.
First off, the official dates are :
Saturday, October 1, 2011 through Wednesday, March 21, 2012. To get the nitty-gritty and learn more about spiny lobster identification, biology, habitat, geographic range, and fishing methods visit the Fish and Game site.
So now that we've cleared that, what are we going to need to start the season right? Here's a list of a few essentials:
1 An essential: License and report cards. See fish and game site for more details or visit us at the shop to get a license, we are a certified state license center. This is the only item that's considered mandatory everything else is just fluff.
2 Lobster nets: to catch the sweet goodness.
3 Bait: To lure the sweet goodness into the net.
4 Bait cages, to house the bait into the nets. Some people add the bait to the cages and when done with the fishing process, they freeze them to get them ready for the next trip. Bait cage and all.
5 Gauge: once caught a must is to measure and make sure what's been caught falls under the fish and game guidelines. Make it easier by investing in a gauge and verifying correctly.
6 Gloves: Puncture resistant gloves make life easier to get the sweet goodness into the bag, which takes us to the next essential...
7 The holding bag: Don't let the sweet goodness escape, keep them secure.
8 Floats and Reflective tape: You invest too much in the hopping nets to lose them. Floats, are required item for your nets, but most importantly..reflective tape to spots those nets late at night.
9 Lights: It's always easier with lights. Head lamps that are water resistant to survive the elements out there. Glow sticks to attach to those nets will ensure you can spot them and not lose the sweet goodness.
There some great sites out there that give helpful tips on improving your odds to catching the lobster that we have been looking forward to all summer long. Here's a list of some of our favorites:
promarnets.com | Great products to catch our spiny buddies. We sell their entire line of products. If there's something you don't see on our website, contact us directly to get more details.
sabaslayer.com | Tips for hooping at night.
getbent.com | Helpful Tricks and Tips for Hooping
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