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(@Paradise Hopper)
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Has anyone caught lobster on St . John. I have been Crabbing before in the states, but really want to try catching lobster. What is the best way (by hand or with cage) and what are the best places?

Posted : January 12, 2007 4:33 pm
Marty on STT
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Best way is with a snare...and be sure that you are NOT in Park waters...and as for the best places? Hmmmm....underwater! haha! That's usually as close as any direction as you will get from a local (which I am no's been 7 days and i miss it so!) one wants to give up their 'spots'...besides, what would the fun be in lobster hunting if you just had to hold your breath and go get one? Half the pleasure is in the hunt! Also, don't get caught with a female...that'd be one mighty EXPENSIVE lobster! Release the females.... Oh, and be sure that you aren't in BVI waters, too. Not allowed there, either. Good luck!

Posted : January 12, 2007 6:52 pm
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How do you tell the difference? Lift their skirts? 🙂 No seriously how do you tell?

Posted : January 12, 2007 8:06 pm
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My husband dove all over the islands "bugging" as they call it. It is ILLEGAL to take a female lobster and when you lift them up you will see a ton of orange "balls" that are eggs. My husband can give you as much info. as you need for "buggin"...PM me and I will give you his email address....:)

Posted : January 13, 2007 3:06 am
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You lift their tail and look, seriously.

Posted : January 13, 2007 9:04 am
Marty on STT
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Yes, on the underside of the carapace, if eggs are visble, that is a sure sign...but, when they are NOT visible, there is a pattern on the underside of the carapace that is in the shape of a cross. "No cross? Toss."

Posted : January 14, 2007 1:50 am
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