How to catch a lobster

Ok, you found the motherload. Now what do you do with them? How do you get them in your net.

There are various ways and techniques to catch the Caribbean and Florida Spiny lobster. I will go over afew ways I recommend on how to do it. I will go over a few of the ways I do it. A Florida lobster typical travels forward by walking very slowly. However, when scared they flex their tail causing a flipper like motion and jet backwards at high speed. The key to catching one is to prey on this natural reaction.

You have located a lobster under a rock, coral or in a hole . Take your tickel stick and slide it behind the lobster. I like a little nylon on the end as the litlle claws stick to it. Once the tickle stick is behind the lobster, you will gently tap the lobster on its tail. This will cause the lobster to slowly walk forward. If it does not walk forward, you can be a little more aggressive. You may want to use the tickle stick in a sweeping motion to try and force it out of the hole. Once it is out of the hole, you should place your net behind it. At this point you have two options. The best option is to simply try and trap the lobster between the ground and your net. Sometimes this is not possible. use his natural instincts to your benefit. If you simply tap it on the forehead, it will cause the lobster to quickly shoot back into your net. Qickly swoop the end of the net around so that the lobster is trapped in the net. If you let it continue to shot backwards without closing the net, it will continue flipping its way right back out of your net. Be sure to zip the bag at the end so they don’t escape.

Make sure you use your gauge to make sure it is legal size.

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