LOBSTER SEASON like a boss!

Hoop Netting

When people think of crab they usually think of Alaska.  When they think of lobster they usually think of Maine.  What most people don’t realize is they can both be caught off our own California shore and September 29th 2012 kicked off this year’s California Spiny Lobster Season.  There are many different species of spiny lobsters, but the California spiny lobster is one of the largest growing up to 26lbs and 50yrs of age.

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            There are two ways to legally catch spiny lobsters in California.  The first is to dive and catch them by hand.  Unfortunately not all of us are certified divers.  The second is Hoop netting and fortunately it’s not difficult to get into.   Hoop netting consists of lowering a baited net that has an inner and outer steel ring woven into it attached to a rope an buoy.

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(Shown is an upgraded model from ProMar that has support beams to help keep your catch in your net as you pull it up)

This can be done from any type of vessel including kayaks, jet skis, paddle boards and of course boats.  Alternatively you can hoop net from piers as well.  Once you place your nets you must come back time to time to check you net and see if there are any lobsters feeding on your bait.

            If this sounds like fun to you or you just love to grill up some crustaceans like me, Bass Pro Shops has everything to get you on your way to hoop netting it up.  Stop by your local Bass Pro Shops and ask one of our knowledgeable associates what you need to get started.

This can be done from any type of vessel including kayaks, jet skis, paddle boards and of course boats.  Alternatively you can hoop net from piers as well.  Once you place your nets you must come back time to time to check you net and see if there are any lobsters feeding on your bait.

            If this sounds like fun to you or you just love to grill up some crustaceans like me, Bass Pro Shops has everything to get you on your way to hoop netting it up.  Stop by your local Bass Pro Shops and ask one of our knowledgeable associates what you need to get started.

           

 

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