Lobster ?

MyChickBad

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Aug 6, 2016
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Was just thinking when does Lobster start, Then My mind went on overload trying to figure out are there more Hoopers or Divers. Help me out here. What is your opinion?
 

SRS

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Mar 25, 2015
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Scott
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Neither can compete with the commercial guys. Hoopers and divers should get several weeks head start on commercial folks. Legal lobsters are decimated about 2 weeks after they start baiting traps.
 
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Cubeye

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Jan 26, 2007
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Neither can compete with the commercial guys. Hoopers and divers should get several weeks head start on commercial folks. Legal lobsters are decimated about 2 weeks after they start baiting traps.
Why? They're doing it for a living. You're doing it for fun.
 

Sgtsilbaugh

"Keep calm and.........FISH ON!!!!"
Apr 14, 2014
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Why? They're doing it for a living. You're doing it for fun.
Yeah, true. Too bad they export most of our resources to China. If the demand isn't here locally, then maybe they should find another job and stop exporting our local fishery.

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Azarkon

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Aug 28, 2015
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Hoopers will always exceed divers due to the lower cost and risk, though divers are more successful in shallow water. In deeper water it's only hoopers and commercial traps.
 

jer dog

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Was just thinking when does Lobster start, Then My mind went on overload trying to figure out are there more Hoopers or Divers. Help me out here. What is your opinion?
you Should Listen too Lets Talk Hookup Saturday
Morning Jim from Promar should be able
too help you with some Good Tips
 

Azarkon

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Aug 28, 2015
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Neither can compete with the commercial guys.
Commercial guys take more, but the recreational catch for lobsters - different from, say, tuna - is huge. An average of 35% of lobsters taken each year are from recreational guys. In 2009 this was up to 43%. This doesn't even account for illegal recreational catch, which is a much bigger problem than illegal commercial catch.

Lobster fishing has a huge recreational market in southern California, just as crab fishing has a huge recreational market in northern California. It's a big deal and the lobster open each year involves thousands of boats.

Fact is, lobster is in shallow water so you can go out in a lake boat and fish for them. It's very easy and that's why there's so many people doing it.
 

Blackfish

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Sep 20, 2005
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It opens September 31. more hoopers compared to divers by an easy 10 to 1.

October 1st is the opener.

Open season: From the Saturday preceding the first Wednesday in October through the first Wednesday after the 15th of March.
 

plj46

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Neither can compete with the commercial guys. Hoopers and divers should get several weeks head start on commercial folks. Legal lobsters are decimated about 2 weeks after they start baiting traps.
And legal lobsters are decimated about two weeks after us hoopnetters bait hoopnets in areas commercial guys cant fish.
 

eldeek

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Mar 22, 2006
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Is the season opener for the commercial guys the same as recreational this year? Can't seem to find the answer anywhere in the CFG website.


TIA

Rick
 

Aggro

Keepin my pimp hand strong!
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Be sure of the areas as a lot are now off limits.
 

watersdeep

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Jan 19, 2016
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About two more years of this shit (HOOP,DIVE, COMMERCIAL)and they will all be shorts

Killem, killem all.

You can fucking have it.
 

apogee

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It is going to blow like crazy for sure by Monday but do not be surprised if it happens sooner...
 

Carpfisher

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Front page news, SB News Press, possible bug closer due to domoic acid
X2 on the weather, plus 3-4 at 8 seconds, preping for posieden adventure just like last year, was 5 at 8,had a couple close calls, be safe guys, I do the 14'er, much more maneuverable than my Cabo.
 

Reel hip

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There's no lobsters out there! Everyone should just Stay Home !
 

?? fisherman

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Be careful guys.......No bug is worth your life!!!

Nearly every year we lose one or more due to a diving accident or boating mishap.

Stay safe!!

The unknown fisherman:p: