Skip to comments.The Easiest Way to Catch Bahamian lobster?
Posted on 07/25/2014 3:11:39 PM PDT by truthnomatterwhat
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Bahamas Lobster Season: Lobster season in The Bahamas opens August 1 and runs through March 31st, and there are some very specific rules you must abide by as a visitor. Here are some of the rules:
Taking lobster out of season is an obvious no-no.
Nothing more needs to be stated on that. You must obtain a fishing permit when you clear customs.
In Florida the permits are required for each person, however in the Bahamas the permits are obtained for the boat. If youre on a chartered yacht, chances are they carry a legal fishing permit, but be sure to ask your charter agent, or check with the captain directly if catching fresh lobster is on your holiday agenda. You should also check with the Bahamas fisheries department or the customs officer where you get your fishing permit for current regulations on size and daily limits. Free Diving Lobster Catch Only
Its illegal to take anything (fish, lobster, conch, anything) out of the water while breathing compressed air, so that means no dive tanks, no third lungs, etc. If youre catching lobster in the Bahamas then you must be free diving. Bahamas authorities are very serious about enforcing this and other fisheries rulesto the extent that law-breakers could forfeit their entire boat, much less their catch, and of course this would really put a damper on your yacht charter holiday. Possession of lobsters and scuba gear on the same boat can be construed as a violation, regardless of how you caught the lobsters, according to the Ministry of Tourism. So dont venture out in the tender with a couple folks who just want to scuba dive and watch. Keep the dive gear on the yacht, and only have snorkel gear with you in the tender.
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Step 1 => Go to the Bahamas.
Step One for Me: Save money to be able to afford to go to the Bahamas.
A can of tuna is good enough for me.
Here’s how I did it while we were in Jamaica.
1. Get out of bed.
2. Stroll down the pristine beach and look out over the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean.
3. Jamaican dude rows by in his canoe. He offers us two lovely lobsters for $15 US.
4. I offer $10 US.
5. Possession of said lobsters transfers to Mr. And Mrs. L.
6. Carry lobsters to grill shack and politely ask the chef to grill them up for breakfast.
Big honking bluegills are available all summer long just down the street here in Michigan. Almost as yummy as lobster. A lot cheaper too.
You are right, Bluegills are almost as yummy as Lobster...
I think I am taking the family to Red Bluegills tonight for dinner...
Bluegill is one of the tastiest fish on Earth. I like it even better than Crappie, and Crappie is mighty fine.
Easiest way? At the fish market.
See, that’s called the smart way. Holding your breath under 40’ of water, not so smart.
I may not be smart, but I do learn.
Anytime you find yourself free-diving 40' under water. You should hold your breath.
I’ll keep my dive tanks and buy the Lobster from the locals.
Just roll up your sleeve and reach into that tank at Red Lobster and grab one of those rascals. Then, run out the front door with the hostess chasing you with a pen. What was she going to do?
“Stop, or I’ll click my ballpoint at you!”
“No! No! Anything but that!”
I was at Key West Naval Station in the early 70’s.
We could snorkel off the enlisted beach fro lobster.
Swim out about a hundred yard and the water was about 10 feet. Bring along an inner tube and a net bag.
Dive down for a lobster, bring up to tube.
Buddies would already have the water hot on the fire on the beach.
Best duty station, ever.
Yeh the good old days. No permits just the honor system during the season or if you just happened to get stopped by the wildlife guys which was almost never. Most everybody abided by the law and we all had a good time free diving for lobsters in the canals around my friend’s parents house in Lower Matacmbe Key (Islamorada). We used to go out on the pontoon boat for conch and fishing and diving on Hens and Chickems reef. I would not even want to go to the Keys now it would be depressing.
sorry, fresh catfish is the best.
I looked into the Red Lobster tank one evening & noticed that one of the lobsters was busy trying to rub the rubber bands off of each claw by using the opposite claw. Just that one; the others just sat there breathing bubbles.
Should have ordered that lobster just for the brain food.
You could go Progressive and get invited to a party at the White House and catch a lobster, but you’ll have to be fast or you will have Moo bite marks on your hand!
Or you could come here to Panama Cit, FL.
Much cheaper overall and the regs are a little less strict
LOL That’s funny! And a Big Thanks for your service to our country. :)
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