Pretty sick lobster fishing again, SAT, 10/19.

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Dropped our 10 nets at 145 PM.
Fresh frozen Sardines for bait.
Depth was 25-27 feet.
Weather turned out to be beautiful, mostly flat, no wind.
A couple more boats in the general area.
Sun going down we ate some sushi, listened to music, and got geared-up.
We started pulling about 645 PM, and it kicked-in big time on pull 9 and pull 10.
We were done with 2 limits for 2 guys by 8 PM.
Best part is we averaged 2+ pounds per lobster.
Our overall best quality night this season.
FN weather predictions had all sorts of havoc going on tonight, freekin' knuckleheads.
There's 7 more just underneath the 7 on top in the picture.
By-catch: 2 Spider Crabs, 2 Rock Crabs, and a handful of fiesty Sculpin.

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Dropped our 10 nets at 145 PM.
Fresh frozen Sardines for bait.
Depth was 25-27 feet.
Weather turned out to be beautiful, mostly flat, no wind.
A couple more boats in the general area.
Sun going down we ate some sushi, listened to music, and got geared-up.
We started pulling about 645 PM, and it kicked-in big time on pull 9 and pull 10.
We were done with 2 limits for 2 guys by 8 PM.
Best part is we averaged 2+ pounds per lobster.
Our overall best quality night this season.
FN weather predictions had all sorts of havoc going on tonight, freekin' knuckleheads.
There's 7 more just underneath the 7 on top in the picture.
By-catch: 2 Spider Crabs, 2 Rock Crabs, and a handful of fiesty Sculpin.

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Nice!! I have never dropped my hoops that early. But it looks like it worked. I might have to try it. I went out hooping in Sd bay tonight too. I dropped my gear around 6:30 pm. And had my limit by 10. Tried to hoop my usual spot but there were some knuckle heads there and no lights on the floats. So I did some prospecting and found a new spot and it payed off.
 
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    "Dropped our 10 nets at 145 PM."

    I do the same thing just a few hours before dark on the right tide. How far do you think a lobster will travel to find bait?
     
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    "Dropped our 10 nets at 145 PM."

    I do the same thing just a few hours before dark on the right tide. How far do you think a lobster will travel to find bait?

    Hey Steve, I've dropped my nets as early is 11AM before.
    There's never been an issue with the bait being gone at dark either.
    The tide thang, EXACTLY!
    It's all a matter of which side of a jetty, rock pile, breakwater, kelp bed, and/or clam bed you drop your hoop nets on. Let the tide suck the smell into the structure for hours and hours, slack tide, darkness, and hold on for an E-ticket night. The depth is irrelevant IMO as long as you stack your stuff on the right 90 degree quadrant of the structure.
    Lobster will travel as far as they have to when hungry.
    Once they get their fill they hop out of the nets as quickly as they hop in the nets. Key is catching them in the nets in numbers means they're movin' and you have to get thru all 10 nets so you can move nets to where they're walking. TMI. :)

     
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    Looks like you guys found them last night too. Great job.

    Are you in the LA/LB area as well?

    Last night we were not hooping around Long Beach or San Pedro.
     
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    Nice work John! Great seeing again. Been way too long.

    I heard you did good also last night Glendon, timing, location, timing, location, good to see you and your Dad, the new ride looks quite nice, smooth and fast too, appreciate the analytical assist on the weather, kind of got me over the hump and we know how everything turned out, just love it when a plan comes together, WE GOT LUCKY again! John.

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    I heard you did good also last night Glendon, timing, location, timing, location, good to see you and your Dad, the new ride looks quite nice, smooth and fast too, appreciate the analytical assist on the weather, kind of got me over the hump and we know how everything turned out, just love it when a plan comes together, WE GOT LUCKY again! John.

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    We were able to put together a limit as well. . Timing and location definitely came together last night!

    If there's one thing I'm ALWAYS careful about it's the weather. Local or offshore, it doesn't matter. I like to use as many sources as possible to determine if it's safe to go or not.

    The new boat is soooo nice. Rides like a Cadillac.
     
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    You cant be more correct about the Weather predictors! The reports have been very untrustworthy.
     
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    Great info thanks. Last few years I've been all about scent in the flow. Not as easy as it looks and picking a good spot is key. Still working on following the crawl.
     
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