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  • October 1, 2015

    Lobster Season Is Almost Here!

    Yes, it’s that time of the year!

    Just like the beginning of any hunting season, every yahoo with diving equipment or a hoop net crowds the waters waiting for midnight, unless you are like these poaching douche bags.

    And every year we hear about diver deaths on Opening Night.

    So much so, that the DFG has been debating for years on whether to officially start lobster season at dawn.

    So far they haven’t changed the start time, probably because it’s a stupid idea and will only push problems later on in the day.

    Most have died because of a lack of experience, heart attacks, being run over by a boat or trying to “out macho” other divers.

    As far as being a macho lobster hunter, nobody will ever match the lobster hunting of The Duke – so there is no need to go outside of your abilities.

    John Wayne took frequent trips to Acapulco, Mexico where he would engage in lobster hunting.

    Talk about diving macho…

    John Wayne lobster hunting.
    With no wet suit, gloves or even SCUBA diving equipment, The Duke would free dive down and catch bugs – or as he called them, “Red Coats.”

    And, if he did it after 1964, he only had one lung!

    Anyway, I have a stand-by spot on a large boat on Opening Night, so there is a good chance that I may not be going out.

    I was told to just show up with cash in hand and wait until I get thrown off.

    I told Chipper, “I know I’m a dick, but I’m not a total dick.”

    Chipper replied, “You sell yourself short, you are a total dick.”

    We will see what happens – and my ear has been bothering me again.

    But who cares about an ear, I have two.

    I have a total of six readers, and want to keep all of them, so be careful tonight.


    1. Lobsters look very different from humans, so it’s hard for us to imagine how they perceive the world. For example, lobsters “smell” chemicals in the water with their antennae, and they “taste” with sensory hairs along their legs. But in many ways, lobsters aren’t so different from us.

      Like humans, lobsters have a long childhood and an awkward adolescence. Just like us they also carry their young for nine months and can live to be more than 100 years old.

      Like dolphins and many other animals, lobsters use complicated signals to explore their surroundings and establish social relationships. They take long-distance seasonal journeys and can cover 100 miles or more each year (the equivalent of a human walking from Maine to Florida)—assuming that they manage to avoid the millions of traps set along the coasts. Sadly, many lobsters don’t survive their most formidable predator … humans. More than 20 million are consumed each year in the United States alone.

      Comment by Here We Go Again! — October 1, 2015 @ 10:13 pm

    2. I will kill my 7 tonight and many thousands more will sadly die tonight. A legal bug is said to be 7 years old, I remember when I was seven, ah good memories. I will travel around 35 miles by car, then walk a hundred feet to get my bugs, unless I am stopped along my journey by Starbucks, or perhaps Mc Donalds. Here we go again Psycho, be careful out there tonight.

      Comment by halibug — October 2, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    3. follow up to opening night,,,,,, Bug season often comes with a foul turn in weather, and this last fri at midnight had foul conditions, high swell low vis but the bugs often like that and my group had easy limits to check into Dive n Surf. Hopefully you found better conditions.

      Comment by halibug — October 4, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

    4. PSD: all in our group agreed that the boat was too crowded and that if you had shown up, you would have just blended in. One more wouldn’t have made much difference. A divers from our group got third at “Lobster Mobster” but didn’t win the pot on the boat because he was too sea sick to get up and show his bug. Missed you on this trip, but Nice bob and I are planning some excursions this season, so there will be other chances. See you soon.

      Comment by Chipper — October 4, 2015 @ 1:10 pm

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