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Lobsters are back!

Discussion in 'New England' started by decapoddiver, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. decapoddiver

    decapoddiver Manta Ray

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    I did two dives June 7th on the North Shore. Bottom temps were 48-50° at depth. Lots of nasty surge and vis was 10-15' at best but there were some bugs around. We saw some Lobzillas over 10 lbs and lots of oversized eggers. The legal bugs we got were all hard shelled and packed with meat. I ended up with 11 and my buddy got 9. Great day on the water and I can't wait to go again this week!
     

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  2. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Congratulations on a great productive bug hunt

    Very impressive !

    What is the bag limit per day ?
    The weight of your largest bug ?

    SDM
     
  3. Johnoly

    Johnoly Solo Diver

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    Nice Catch,,,Congrats !!
     
  4. Scuba Lawyer

    Scuba Lawyer Manta Ray

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    Very cool! Congratulations! I've always wanted to dive for east coast bugs. Never known exactly what states it was legal, where to go, etc..

    Out here in California I've spent many happy nights (and days) doing the panulirus interruptus search. :)

    Here is me (in drysuit) and my buddies Gary and Jack after a dive at San Nicolas Island back in the 80's. Too much fun!

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  5. decapoddiver

    decapoddiver Manta Ray

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    Bag limit is 15 per day but there is a minimum and maximum size and they can't have notched tail or eggs.
    A little over 3 lbs and two were 2 1/2 lbs. Rest were between 1 1/4 and 2 lbs.
     
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  6. Wookie

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    I prefer the little ones, and will wait until September when there is a better chance of getting shedders.
     
  7. decapoddiver

    decapoddiver Manta Ray

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    It looks like you live in FL. How do you dive legally up here or are you referring to your FL lobsters?
     
  8. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I have a house on the Saco River about 1/2 mile up from Camp Ellis. Of course, taking lobsters on Scuba in Maine is both illegal and dangerous if caught by a lobsterman...
     
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  9. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    @decapoddiver
    stated;
    Bag limit is 15 per day but there is a minimum and maximum size and they can't have notched tail or eggs.
    A little over 3 lbs and two were 2 1/2 lbs. Rest were between 1 1/4 and 2 lbs.
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    They appeared considerably larger ! Never the less still very impressed with the catch - size and amount

    Note the California bugs heals by the @Scuba Lawyer those "Appear" to be in the 5 to 10 pound class, Which are typical catch size for California .

    I have a California bug mounted and on at a local shop that weighted 17 pounds abd 2 oz/

    SDM

    @Marie 13 CE
     
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  10. decapoddiver

    decapoddiver Manta Ray

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    Of course, taking lobsters on Scuba in Maine is both illegal and dangerous if caught by a lobsterman...[/QUOTE
    Pretty dangerous if you get caught by us law-abiding divers too.
     

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