Lobster Chowda’ Anyone?
If you love to eat lobster, you may find the idea of catching your own to be very appealing. It can be very difficult to master the art of finding and catching lobster but not as difficult as it appears on the show, Deadliest Catch. With the right techniques, you can soon be on your way to catching your own lobster.
There are two recognized manners of catching lobsters. The more common method is through a lobster trap, which is employed by commercial lobster anglers as it allows them to cover a wide area in a smaller amount of time. The second one, which is utilized by people who want to catch lobsters for recreation, is diving.
For individuals, catching lobsters through diving is a more pleasurable experience since it is more thrilling as it requires them to actually go in the water. However, it is also more risky as it requires some skills in either free diving or scuba diving. If you do not know how to dive, it may be helpful to take a few diving classes first.
Another concern about catching lobsters you should need to know is where to find them. Start to look for great diving sites and ask people you know about their favorite spots. Look for these crustaceans in reefs and rocky areas as they crowd in these parts during daytime. During the hunt, stay away from the pinchers but also remember to be quick, and refrain from meddling with preset traps.
Before heading out for some lobster catching experience, make sure to bring all the necessary tools you will need. Among these are a lobster snare or tickle stick and net, heavy gloves and a catch bag. Also ensure that you have obtained a permit and read the local rules and regulations on catchable lobster sizes and species limitations.