Catalina lobster...lost net too

angelinasdad

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May 23, 2006
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Hooped west end Catalina Friday night for only a few lobsters. Current was ripping. 10 bouys under water within 30 minutes of setting them. Plenty of excess line. The current came from nowhere. We were 120-175 ft deep. Inside had much less current but we figured that out too late. We were able to retrieve 9 of 10. Tried in closer for only a few more. We were so frustrated chasing nets so we packed it up after two sets.

if anyone found or finds a net I would be happy to compensate you. I can describe the net, rope and bouy. My GOID and phone number are on the bouy.

thanks and hope you had or have better success hooping.
 

Robdog1

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Oct 23, 2018
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Just out of curiosity why so deep? We were shallow down by Long Point and had similar issues, except our issues were a lack of current. Deepest we went was 70ft. Must’ve been fun trying to pull those things! Don’t feel too bad, we lost a net too, maybe they’ll end up together😂
 

sickcat

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Some empty gallon jugs with clips can be your friend when the current is ripping.
 
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sickcat

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Please explain...as a second float attached to the main float?
Yep - sometimes 2 or three of them. I have seen a normal float plus a single gallon jug get pulled way under more than once.

Having it on a clip makes it easy to add them when you realize the standard float is not enough.
 
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