Man did you just get my attention, for what that's worth.My friends and i always thought light scared lobsters.We've recently tried fishing jetties and rock areas from shore.We're dropping nets in 1' to 3' of water.Here's what we've found out.A spotlight or very strong flashlight DOES NOT seem to affect the lobster in any way.We're not even pulling nets to check them,we're walking down to them and spotlighting them to see what's in them.The lobsters seem to have a "deer in the headlights" reaction and just sit there in the net frozen.
Were these really small juvenile lobsters Jim? Legals mixed in?
The lobster might have been having a flashback dating back to when it last saw it's Mom and Dad in a conical net.Now with that said,the last full moon we set hoops before sundown and waited.About 30 minutes after darkness we checked 6 nets.The moon has started to rise at this point.There are are 4 nets with a total of 6 lobster,one ends up being a keeper.The moon has risen a little more.We reset and wait awhile.Next check only one lobster in a net,short.The moon is up pretty good and bright at this point.Never saw another lobster that night.The other interesting thing was watching how a lobster reacts as it tries to get into a conical net.We watched one for about 5 minutes and it must have been a dumb one (or smart depending on how you look at it) the damn thing would not go into the net and to the bait tube.It sat right at the opening.
Was this the same depth as above 1 to 3 feet, or deeper? How deep?