Poll-What's the best time to Bug Hunt?

What's the best time to Bug Hunt?

  • Early AM

    Votes: 56 7.0%
  • Dusk

    Votes: 197 24.6%
  • High Tide (night)

    Votes: 135 16.9%
  • Outgoing Tide (Transition from High to Low, night)

    Votes: 61 7.6%
  • Low Tide (night)

    Votes: 52 6.5%
  • Incoming Tide (Transition from Low to High, night)

    Votes: 154 19.3%
  • Makes no Difference

    Votes: 113 14.1%
  • Other, post details below

    Votes: 32 4.0%

  • Total voters
    800

monarch120

Newbie
Jul 24, 2006
59
1
8
Chula Vista, CA
Name
Brian
Boat
272 Sailfish
What's the best time to Bug Hunt?

1 Early AM
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6 Incoming Tide (Transition from Low to High)<o:p></o:p>
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8 Other???? Post Details Below
 

Dr. Fowl

I need a bigger dog!
Sep 26, 2006
1,083
0
36
53
San Diego
Name
Bryant
Boat
Fowl Play 1754 Grizzly 75 Merc Optimax
I've had my best hunts in the early morning hours. From 1:00 am on was pretty good for me. Full moon, incoming tide.
 

Kelp King

Newbie
Jan 27, 2006
758
1
18
28
Santa Cruz
Name
Sam
Boat
kayak
Never dove for bugs but my dad has and says the best time is always at dark because they come out of there holes and walk around.
 

Marcus

"Oddjob"
May 21, 2004
7,959
273
83
45
Carlsbad
Name
Marcus
Boat
Tuna Jihad toilet cleaner/Intrepid
Anytime you can get out. From what I have found there is no perfect scenario. Some days they crawl. Other days with the exact same conditions they won't crawl.
 

Smudge

Moderate
Mar 11, 2005
9,663
103
48
44
Hollywood, FL
www.sandiego-sportfishing.com
Name
Matt
Boat
I'm just a deckhand...
What's the best time to Bug Hunt?

1 Early AM
2 Dusk<o:p></o:p>
3 High Tide<o:p></o:p>
4 Outgoing Tide (Transition from High to Low)<o:p></o:p>
5 Low Tide<o:p></o:p>
6 Incoming Tide (Transition from Low to High)<o:p></o:p>
7 Makes no Difference<o:p></o:p>
8 Other???? Post Details Below
Yes...
 

bocker

Newbie
Aug 30, 2004
806
4
18
47
Vista, San Diego, California
Name
Chris
Boat
n/a
Anytime you can get out. From what I have found there is no perfect scenario. Some days they crawl. Other days with the exact same conditions they won't crawl.
Word that. I have sat for hours for nada. And then I get like 3 in about 15 minutes. BTW I have a camera on my net so I know when they are crawling. There is no better time then dark... I have found.
 

Saluki

.
May 10, 2003
9,483
190
63
HB
Name
Mika Tan
Boat
"MoorZilla"
I just go to Swazi's house when he's not home, there is an entire freezer full of them. :D
 

lucky catch

Newbie
Jun 3, 2006
103
1
18
61
Woodland Hills
Name
Rick
Boat
Trophy 2052
Dive shallow during the day and pull them out of their holes. Or hoopnet early evening, stay warm, drink beer and thank DFG for limiting the divers to 7 bugs because its just too easy when you can see the bug just sitting in the sand in front of you.:cheers::cheers::cheers:
 

Schneeeep

Newbie
Oct 30, 2004
232
0
16
52
Newport Beach
Name
Dave
Boat
25' - H&F - Cabazon
There is no perfect time -

This year so far I have done better at 11:30 Am I typically dive instead of eat lunch -
 

Chance

Kinder and Gentler
Aug 27, 2005
739
0
16
The Beach
Name
Dick
Boat
Knot Again
Best in Months with an "r" in it
 

sadinwiddie

Newbie
Jan 6, 2005
40
0
0
33
pacific beezy
Name
scott
Boat
the fucker almost sank legend
day time cause you go to their home cause i like to bring the fists of fury
 

MikeyLikesIt

did you say F I S H I N G ???
Feb 24, 2003
10,013
3,308
113
East-a-La-Mesa, baby!
Name
starts with an "M".....
Boat
#1 boat scrubber - Team Madrugador
so, 7 for divers and 5 for fishermen......



where is Jesse Jackson. Im sueing.Death_To_


I personally find the best time to be between 9 am and 8 pm weekdays, and noon to 11 on weekends.

if you miss those hours you kinda have to break the glass doors to get to the lobster tanks.... :rofl:
 

woolybugger

Newbie
Mar 7, 2006
21
0
1
30
laguna niguel
Name
Aaron
Boat
14.5ft zodiac rib
7:30 to 9:30 i when I have my best luck but you never know theyll crawl when they want
full moons suck for hooping
when there is more current there seems to be a much better crawl
imo bigger lobsters seem to come out later
 
Jul 29, 2005
2,303
0
36
LA
Name
Fishing Addict
Boat
26' Striper, Diesel
Early a.m. is a good time. We always seem to do decent at around 12:00-1:00 a.m.