Lobster spots on the treasure coast

Discussion in 'Florida Diving' started by domy, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. domy

    domy Deep South DIR

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    I was wondering if anyone could help with some hot spots in Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie or the Stuart area for lobster. this will be my first season diving for lobster and I have someone with a boat that will take us out but neither one of us know any of the hot spots.

    Thanks,
    domy
     
  2. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Orca

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    You would have better luck asking minors to tell you where to find their gold.

    You might want to get on a commercial boat the first year
     
  3. Sh@rkW@tcher

    Sh@rkW@tcher supreme yak diver in charge

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    Jim, I think that would be "Miners", not minors unless your into hasseling children for their bling!
     
  4. djtimmy77

    djtimmy77 Surface Interval Member

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    This is where scouting ahead of time comes into play...
     
  5. Orlando Eric

    Orlando Eric Scuba Instructor

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    domy-- all the lobsters made their annual march to the Keys for their Migration! IF you really want to see something neat go to Little Jim's Bait and Tackle at the end of the day for the wiegh in. Last year the winner was 15 and 3/4 pounds!! That is a BIG BIG bug! There are many 9 pounders wieghed in there as well. These are caught by local commericial fisherman who are out there everyday.

    I do not know good spots. I can share one thing with you though. The BIG ones are shallow. The over 9#'ers are caught inshore in less than 20'. I heard a theory from a fisherman. When they get that big they change from scavenger to predator. They move into the shallows and can actually kill small oval fish then eat them.

    I am going to be putting the Kayak in at Pepper park.. paddling to inlet state park and drifting North.... ALL DAY. Please to do not run me over.. I will be in the 15' yellow OK trailing an obnoxiously large dive flag.

    PS-- I have heard you can go to the South Bridge off the Poop plant and catch many of the 3 to 4 pounders.. apparently they like the run of there even though it is treated and healthy.. "so they say"
     
  6. TCMav

    TCMav Angel Fish

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    There are no lobster in the Treasure Coast area... I heard they have some in the keys though!?..


    LOL.. Try any one of the three ledges from Ft Pierce Inlet to Vero.. 8 feet, 15 feet and 24 feet or so.. You can get there from the beach as some do, but be very careful with the boat traffic.. Good luck...
     
  7. Orlando Eric

    Orlando Eric Scuba Instructor

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    TCMav-- greetings fellow PSL diver. See you at pepper park. I drive a Dodge Dakota sliver turck with tag 943 TEN --- I have the Yellow Trident with the huge flag... stop me and say hi.
     
  8. BHB ScubaTroll

    BHB ScubaTroll Orca

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    I was thinking... "leprechaun"? Then my thoughts went to Jennifer Aniston. From there, I was lost for the rest of the night :D
     
  9. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Scuba Instructor

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    Damn... a 15-pound lobster... Something like that gets a taste for kayaks, you're in trouble. Once they figure out that when you get through the crunchy part, the filling is nice and tender. Since they don't have ears, they won't hear you asking them nicely to spit your legs out.
     
  10. Orlando Eric

    Orlando Eric Scuba Instructor

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    [​IMG]

    This is NOT the 15# one... different shop.. different contest
     
  11. pafindr

    pafindr Administrator Staff Member

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    :shocked2:

    That's what I call a nice piece of tail.
     
  12. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Scuba Instructor

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    You oughta post that shot in the "Things To Do in Key Largo Besides Dive". I couldn't think of a way to phrase it delicately enough.
     
  13. FL_DVLover

    FL_DVLover Nassau Grouper

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    leprechaun and Jennifer Aniston? I don't get it.:confused:
     

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