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2018 lobster report??

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we rotated 8 traps off truro in the bay.  started slow and picked up steady thru july til august.   in august it exploded with numbers but with a high percentage of eggers - maybe the most we've ever seen.  one pot could have 10-12 lobsters after a 2 day soak with only 1 or 2 keepers - the rest all eggers.

 

some rotating bait experimenting over the season too.  in the end what we thought worked the best did - any combination of racks (bass, blues) combined with whole previously frozen macs in the bait bag.

 

seemed like less of the jonas crabs than recent years.

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My young friend soaked 10 pots out in the bay and it began real slow, however it picked up to a point we were catching as many as a dozen keepers in a trap , unfortunate he could only take 15 each day home Bait was one of the hard things , we would spend a little time catching blue bullets and placing the bass racks along with Blue fish for bait. In the beginning the crabs were so plentiful they took every inch of space in the trap . We did get some nice huge lobsters over 5 and 6 pounds that we could not keep some were notched and some simply were over the legal size to keep . All in all I would say it was a decent year in the bay for some. Now next year may be different all together

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