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I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby wanapasaki » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:14 pm

I can sure show these big city san diegans how a small town kid, can capitalize off their 'elusive' Crawdads :lol3:
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Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:35 pm

what's the size limit on those?
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Postby T Man » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:51 pm

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Postby OGblackcloud » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:58 pm

wanapasaki wrote:I can sure show these big city san diegans how a small town kid, can capitalize off their 'elusive' Crawdads :lol3:
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saki send me a few of those :hi:
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby go get the bird » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:32 pm

I'll trade you a few Good House Keeping issues for a sack of crawfish.
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:50 pm

go get the bird wrote:I'll trade you a few Good House Keeping issues for a sack of crawfish.

...those ain't crawfish, they are spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters. :thumbsup:
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby beretta24 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:07 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
go get the bird wrote:I'll trade you a few Good House Keeping issues for a sack of crawfish.

...those ain't crawfish, they are spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters. :thumbsup:

Let him have his moment..you think the San diegan's have any effing clue what they are? :)
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby steve-o » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
go get the bird wrote:I'll trade you a few Good House Keeping issues for a sack of crawfish.

...those ain't crawfish, they are spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters. :thumbsup:

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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby go get the bird » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:55 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
go get the bird wrote:I'll trade you a few Good House Keeping issues for a sack of crawfish.

...those ain't crawfish, they are spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters. :thumbsup:

I bet they go down just as well! Lol
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby wanapasaki » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:39 pm

Indaswamp wrote:what's the size limit on those?


Hey Inda, It's 3.25" from eye to first lat line on the carapace. It takes these puppies 7 years to grow to legal size but there are a lot of toads out here. Its funny watching all these locals scramble and clog up the bay with traps in water that are too deep. I fish right off the jetties during high tide and catch about 10 shorts for every legal. Found a place to rent a skiff, $70 for 8 hours... I better look into getting a commercial license :lol3:

@ Go get the bird- Duuuuude, they better not be water logged mag's :fingerpt:
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:03 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:what's the size limit on those?


Hey Inda, It's 3.25" from eye to first lat line on the carapace. It takes these puppies 7 years to grow to legal size but there are a lot of toads out here. Its funny watching all these locals scramble and clog up the bay with traps in water that are too deep. I fish right off the jetties during high tide and catch about 10 shorts for every legal. Found a place to rent a skiff, $70 for 8 hours... I better look into getting a commercial license :lol3:

@ Go get the bird- Duuuuude, they better not be water logged mag's :fingerpt:

We don't have many here, but there are some huge ones caught off the rig pipes by divers every year.
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby wanapasaki » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:09 pm

If you can get a few hoop nets and some salmon or cod heads, I guarantee you'll catch them. Sometimes I make ice cubes out of anchovies and let them make a chum line next to the fish heads in the trap. If no lobster you'll still catch a big array of crabs, and the only ones you have to throw back are smaller than 4" or dungeness crabs. At least in Cali that is the policy. You should look for some shallow reef in your area (15-20 ft) and set up close to it when the sun starts to go down :hammer:
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:22 pm

wanapasaki wrote:If you can get a few hoop nets and some salmon or cod heads, I guarantee you'll catch them. Sometimes I make ice cubes out of anchovies and let them make a chum line next to the fish heads in the trap. If no lobster you'll still catch a big array of crabs, and the only ones you have to throw back are smaller than 4" or dungeness crabs. At least in Cali that is the policy. You should look for some shallow reef in your area (15-20 ft) and set up close to it when the sun starts to go down :hammer:

As far as I know, they are only on the rigs in deep water. Never hear of people catching them in the shallows. We have too much mud bottom here.
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:33 pm

here is a pic of some of the big ones they haul off the rigs here:
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby MODuckkiller » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:36 pm

steve-o wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
go get the bird wrote:I'll trade you a few Good House Keeping issues for a sack of crawfish.

...those ain't crawfish, they are spiny lobsters, also known as langouste or rock lobsters. :thumbsup:


My immediate thought was this. Well played.
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:05 pm

Damn, those are big! We get a few around here like that. If I get to the Coronado or Catalina Island, I will probably pull in a few giants like that. I almost feel bad to keep them when they get that big though. Rest assured those things are 20+ years :beer:
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:10 pm

wanapasaki wrote:Damn, those are big! We get a few around here like that. If I get to the Coronado or Catalina Island, I will probably pull in a few giants like that. I almost feel bad to keep them when they get that big though. Rest assured those things are 20+ years :beer:

there is no pressure on the spiney lobster fishery here. can't trap them effectively being so few of them, and divers are the only ones that can get them. they have enough long pipes on the rigs so that they can escape being caught. And it does not take long for another one to move in and replace the ones captured.
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:15 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
wanapasaki wrote:Damn, those are big! We get a few around here like that. If I get to the Coronado or Catalina Island, I will probably pull in a few giants like that. I almost feel bad to keep them when they get that big though. Rest assured those things are 20+ years :beer:

there is no pressure on the spiney lobster fishery here. can't trap them effectively being so few of them, and divers are the only ones that can get them. they have enough long pipes on the rigs so that they can escape being caught. And it does not take long for another one to move in and replace the ones captured.


Yeah I see your point. There is some good pressure out here, but one thing DFG does right in California is protect marine life. Legal lobsters take 7 years to reach maturity, so everywhere its somewhat of a similar harvest as last season as long as the weather doesn't change to drastically. It makes for a fun night on the rocks with some beer!
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:26 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
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wanapasaki wrote:Damn, those are big! We get a few around here like that. If I get to the Coronado or Catalina Island, I will probably pull in a few giants like that. I almost feel bad to keep them when they get that big though. Rest assured those things are 20+ years :beer:

there is no pressure on the spiney lobster fishery here. can't trap them effectively being so few of them, and divers are the only ones that can get them. they have enough long pipes on the rigs so that they can escape being caught. And it does not take long for another one to move in and replace the ones captured.


Yeah I see your point. There is some good pressure out here, but one thing DFG does right in California is protect marine life. Legal lobsters take 7 years to reach maturity, so everywhere its somewhat of a similar harvest as last season as long as the weather doesn't change to drastically. It makes for a fun night on the rocks with some beer!

why at night? All the videos I've seen were people lobstering during the day.
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:31 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
wanapasaki wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
wanapasaki wrote:Damn, those are big! We get a few around here like that. If I get to the Coronado or Catalina Island, I will probably pull in a few giants like that. I almost feel bad to keep them when they get that big though. Rest assured those things are 20+ years :beer:

there is no pressure on the spiney lobster fishery here. can't trap them effectively being so few of them, and divers are the only ones that can get them. they have enough long pipes on the rigs so that they can escape being caught. And it does not take long for another one to move in and replace the ones captured.


Yeah I see your point. There is some good pressure out here, but one thing DFG does right in California is protect marine life. Legal lobsters take 7 years to reach maturity, so everywhere its somewhat of a similar harvest as last season as long as the weather doesn't change to drastically. It makes for a fun night on the rocks with some beer!

why at night? All the videos I've seen were people lobstering during the day.


They are actually nocturnal. They don't have pincers like Atlantic lobster, so the ones that reach maturity actually become primarily nocturnal. You can catch them walking around early morning and late evening but they are pretty much defenseless when it comes to bigger predators like guitar fish and seals. You probably see people with them in the day because that is when it safe for the divers :lol3: Most of the time when you dive for them, you look at rock piles and such looking for antenna poking out :lol3:
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:35 pm

I did not know guitar fish ate lobsters....
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:36 pm

Oh yeah, they are big on crustaceans
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby MODuckkiller » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:40 pm

Doe's are sum big crawdads ya gat dare.
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Re: I may not be able to duck hunt but...

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:42 pm

Don't boil me.. I'm still alive! lol
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