I've got a good friend downeast, that's a commercial lobsterman, and I usually manage to get on board a few times a year.
The next time you put the bib on in a restaurant, if you didn't already, you will have a little better idea of where the prehistoric monsters come from.
In my spare time I like to go lobstering.
On the coast it's called fishin, and tonight I'm going to post a few pictures that will give you and idea of what it's about.
If you've never eatin a lobster, you don't know what your missing.
If you have, here's where they come from.
On the way out to haul traps, the bait bags have to be filled. The bait is usually herring, or red fish, and smells like what it is. Dead fish.
The deader smelling the better, cause that's what the crustaceans like.
And if you have a good day, you end up with a couple of crates full!
That's about 275 pounds of lobstah at $4.25 per pound at the dock.
By the end of they day we had two more crates full. When they get to the market, they bring about $7.99 per pound, last summer, and for you Midwesterners, and left coasters, I would imagine around $10 to $12 a pound.
The lobsters from around Rhode Island north are the only ones in the world with claws!
Somebody parked in the wrong spot?
Truthfully, if you have ropes wound in the prop, it's a lot cheaper than hiring a diver, to pull up to a spot that will be high and dry when the tide goes out and cut them out yourself.
In six hours the tide will be back, and you can float away!!