I remember seeing some doper’s (Johnnie L.A.?) thread on lobster fishing and being jealous. Then I was thinking, hell, I can do it here! Last year I was looking at Craigslist activities and saw someone looking for a partner to go lobster fishing by kayak. I gave him a call and we went out. It was hell. Bugs are nocturnal so you have to go at night. The surf was pretty big and I kept on wiping out trying to get out. The nets kept on falling off the fucking side of the kayak. I was paddling like hell and getting nowhere and then I noticed that my spotlight was dragging in the water. So we get out to where we want to drop our nets and then I notice that I’ve forgotten my glow sticks that mark the buoys so you can locate your lobster net. So I go all the way back in and discover that I actually had the glow sticks in the pouch of my seat all the time. FUCK! So, I fight my way back out through the surf wiping out a couple more times. Of course, I didn’t catch anything.
It’s opening day of lobster season, so I give my buddy a call and we go out tonight. It’s flat as a lake and no sweat to get through the surf. We don’t have much luck and my friend wants to head up current a mile or so. I’m thinking about bailing, but it’s pretty sketchy kayaking at night without a buddy (he almost got ran over by a power boat tonight) so I suck it up and go with him.
Woo hoo! I caught two lobsters in a single trap! Delicious! I just boiled them up and dipped them in butter. Oh my god! So, I have one more boiled lobster tail. Does anyone have a good recipe for cooked lobster meat?
Oh yeah, I also managed to lose a net because the rope was too short and my buoy got pulled below water where I couldn’t reach it. I don’t care, I caught lobsters!