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Lobster with eggs in september

I have been diving the Key Largo/Islamarada area for over 30 years and never seen lobster with eggs in September. This weekend, we had to weed through 3 or 4 egged females for every one we could keep. Anyone know if this is a second spawning or just running late in the season. Water temp was 86 degrees. I would be real interested to know if anyone else has seen this before.

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  • conchydongconchydong Pompano BeachPosts: 7,087 Admiral
    Yes, more so on the Ocean side vs. the Bay side. They can produce eggs more than once a year when water temps are consistently warm enough.

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  • shootin-blanksshootin-blanks Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    Pulled out a 4 pounder Saturday , in 75' off Sarasota,, had eggs all over her.. put her back safety..
  • Lobstercatcher229Lobstercatcher229 Posts: 4,845 Captain
    I sure have seen my share of lobsters with eggs in September.
  • Captjohn5150Captjohn5150 Posts: 1,698 Captain
    As an ex trapper and com diver I can tell you I believe that I have seen eggs on crawfish on every month that I ever harvested them....aug through March.....most female bugs were tarred when I caught them....high degree were anyway....
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