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Florida Lobster Mini-Season Questions & Advise

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Michael Alonso, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. purepursuit

    purepursuit Solo Diver

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    I'd use dry ice and a good cooler.
     
  2. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

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    How many lobster tails are we talking about here? Once the tail is off, they're not that big. Plus, why would you lug them back to Chicago and not just eat 'em fresh down here?
    In a car, by the time you got to Kentucky, that smell permanently now part of the vehicle wouldn't be Grandpa or little Johnny gassing away in the back seat.
    And air shipment of frozen seafood is expensive unless you're shipping a lot of product.
    Hey, you're not one of those miscreants we read about all the time with 366 lobster tails tucked under the car seats?

    It's way easier to go to Costco when they have a seafood road show and get them there. Plus I've heard that Chicago may actually have a fishmonger or two. Geez, if they can have a whole damn U-boat sitting up there in Obamaland, there's gotta be a place selling lobsters.
     
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  3. Aquahound

    Aquahound Nassau Grouper

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    The rules have been changed this year. If you own or are in a waterfront home, you are allowed to lobster your own seawall or out to 100 ft, or canal centerline from your seawall during the mini season. So in a way, yes, this year, they are "ours." :D
     
  4. danvolker

    danvolker Dive Shop

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    [video=youtube_share;oa7gT2V8WE4]http://youtu.be/oa7gT2V8WE4[/video]


    Elvis and Eating Crawfish ( our lobster are Crawfish :) )
     
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  5. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Anytime I've flown with frozen fish. I freeze them in water, and just before I leave, I stick wrap the package up in extra plastic bags, then something that insulates, like Tshirts or neoprene, and stuff in the center of the suitcase. I've done a 6-8 hr jouney that way and they arrive frozen. Course the last time I did that was going up north at Christmas time. :wink:

    *****
    Oh, one year, I froze the tails in a Quarterdeck (or Big Daddy's) sized plastic water cup. I'd rather the water melt than the tails thaw..
     
  6. mselenaous

    mselenaous Island girl ScubaBoard Supporter

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    This reminds me of a some close family friends, Les & Flo. Les's retirement dream vacation was Salmon fishing in Alaska. As soon as they set their retirement date, they booked their trip, bought & decked out an RV. And the mighty fisherman, Les and his bride of 40+yrs, Flo, drove from Jacksonville, FL to go fishing in Ketchikan. Flo sent us a post card: "Guess who caught the first fish :whistling:. Guess who caught the biggest fish. Guess who caught the most fish :D. Guess who's walking home :wink1:." Upon their return, we were invited over to see trip photos and a very tasty fish dinner. After which we were informed that all things considered it cost about $350/serving. (Mid-1980s prices).

    :ijs:

    So if anyone wants to invite me over for an expensive lobster tail dinner, I'll bring butter & a good bottle of wine.
     
  7. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

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    With the frozen fish wrapped in your t-shirt, don't your arms get cold flying north?
     
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  8. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    I like that idea. I think if I have any to bring back to NC I'll freeze them, then seal them and freeze each in water as you suggested. I think they just may survive the 12 hour drive that way, especially if we put the cooler in the passenger area and not in the bed of the truck!
     
  9. luscioman

    luscioman Manta Ray

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    Public sells dry ice in a cooler near the check out lines.
     
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  10. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just one step.. Freeze the tails in water...
     

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