10/27 Lower Keys Lobster Report

I noticed that there was going to be a bit of a temperature drop with the north winds blowing some cool air our way.  I figured this could possibly be a trigger to send the bugs scurrying out of the area so I wanted to do a quick trip to survey what the population was like.  I generally try and do a Lobster trip once a week as i am trying to see how late in the season I can still catch them.  I generally stop off at few different spots each time and cull one or two depending on how packed they are.   This trip I was pretty shocked in how many Lobsters there were.  Pretty much at pre-mini season levels with sizes from adults all the way down to juveniles.  My main target areas are the little keys in or adjacent to the main channels that run from the Gulf to the Atlantic.


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  • Lake-LinkerLake-Linker Posts: 40 Greenhorn
    Thanks for the report,Steve. Great videos. You've been a huge help to me in prepping for the keys...for instance - I've modeled the motor mount on my Revo after yours.

    Last year I found bugs in January and February. Previous year during a February trip. Never found any that measured bigger than 2 15/16" but I was in areas easily reachable from shoreline resorts without a boat. I'll be down this winter for 6 weeks with more mobility (motorized kayak) and hoping to find some bigger ones....Pipe dream?
  • Plastered2850Plastered2850 Posts: 1,516 Captain
    Nice video.
  • dodger31dodger31 Posts: 159 Deckhand
    Great video!  Thank you!
  • piner_wahoopiner_wahoo Posts: 3,219 Captain
    nice
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  • NorthernNorthern Posts: 830 Officer
    Another great video Steve.
  • N2naclh20N2naclh20 Posts: 278 Deckhand
    Another good video.
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  • mtbrider85mtbrider85 Posts: 336 Deckhand
    Thanks for the report,Steve. Great videos. You've been a huge help to me in prepping for the keys...for instance - I've modeled the motor mount on my Revo after yours.

    Last year I found bugs in January and February. Previous year during a February trip. Never found any that measured bigger than 2 15/16" but I was in areas easily reachable from shoreline resorts without a boat. I'll be down this winter for 6 weeks with more mobility (motorized kayak) and hoping to find some bigger ones....Pipe dream?

    Not a pipe dream. Lobster season has been very good for rec & commercial guys this year in Key West.
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  • woodytoowoodytoo Posts: 294 Deckhand
    Absolutely killer!  I was going to post about our trip Saturday, but how do you top this?!!!
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  • AOKRVsAOKRVs Posts: 1,775 Captain
    great camera work - while catching dinner
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  • BottomBumpinBottomBumpin Posts: 1,053 Officer
    Very cool!! thanks for sharing!
  • Ol MuckyOl Mucky Posts: 5,510 Admiral
    always enjoyable
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