Friday night bugging - Quality over Quantity

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Rauterki

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I'm in the market. Make me an offer I can't refuse.
Kind of a slow night. Averaged one keeper for every ten nets pulled. 3 of us on the boat (BTS driving, my son's first time and....me) and ended up with 8. Biggest one went just over 3 pounds. Shorts and T-shirt weather.

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c-goat

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kinda slow?Whatcha talkin bout willis...that there is a good night.
 
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mullet

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They look like their alive to me.
Do you see the gray membrane between the carapace and the tail?If they were alive you wouldn't see that.It's not hard to keep them alive.Keep em cool and moist above all don't leave them submerged in standing water,they will use all the oxygen and literally drown.Also never put them in fresh water.
 
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Willdoggy

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    Do you see the gray membrane between the carapace and the tail?If they were alive you wouldn't see that.It's not hard to keep them alive.Keep em cool and moist above all don't leave them submerged in standing water,they will use all the oxygen and literally drown.Also never put them in fresh water.
    X2 on this!
    Best way we have found is to put ice in a cooler with the drain plug OPEN, put a salt water soaked bath towel on top of that, then put lobsters in and cover them with a salt water soaked hand towel. Get the towels wet with salt water when you're out catching. Cold keeps them still, salt water towels keep them alive. They will stay alive this way for at least two days if not three to four.
     
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    Rauterki

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    I'm in the market. Make me an offer I can't refuse.
    X2 on this!
    Best way we have found is to put ice in a cooler with the drain plug OPEN, put a salt water soaked bath towel on top of that, then put lobsters in and cover them with a salt water soaked hand towel. Get the towels wet with salt water when you're out catching. Cold keeps them still, salt water towels keep them alive. They will stay alive this way for at least two days if not three to four.
    That's exactly how I do it. These guys were barely moving when I pulled them out of the cooler in the morning (They went into the cooler at about 1:00 a.m.) and they were coooooold.
     
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    Willdoggy

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    That's exactly how I do it. These guys were barely moving when I pulled them out of the cooler in the morning (They went into the cooler at about 1:00 a.m.) and they were coooooold.
    They might have gotten too much fresh water. That is what usually kills them. The key is to let that fresh water drain out the bottom of the sandwich described above.
     
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    live2fish

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    I made a slip in tray that holds anything in the cooler 3-4" off of the bottom so I can throw ice down there and just put wet newspaper or rags over them I've kept bugs this way for close to a week


    I had to put 2 in this cooler they were designed for the smaller 30" cooler so slightly too long for the 48" haha
     
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    Yup ! Keeping them alive is alot easier than catching them......Sometimes
     
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    I store bugs in an empty live well with a couple burlap sacks soaked in salt water. Always have live bugs in the morning to process and vacuum seal
     
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