Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Lobster Hunting - Greenhorn! #82748
03/22/04 03:41 PM
03/22/04 03:41 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3
Dallas, Texas - USA
Michael Littlejohn Offline OP
Michael Littlejohn  Offline OP
I've noticed that lobster season will be open when I'm in town (Oct 1-7) I'm staying at Ramons Villiage.

I have no clue as to what is incorporated in harvesting your own lobsters...

can you do it from the shore?
night or day?
need a license?
what kind of tools?
can it be done by a normal scuba-diver?

I'm sure these questions have been answered before on the board...I apologize for my ignorace... smile

Re: Lobster Hunting - Greenhorn! #82749
03/22/04 10:14 PM
03/22/04 10:14 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 484
Home of The Weinermobile
sandb Offline
sandb  Offline
oh boy

Re: Lobster Hunting - Greenhorn! #82750
03/22/04 11:15 PM
03/22/04 11:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 297
TIMO Offline
TIMO  Offline
For what it's worth,I'll add my two cents worth on this topic. First, and I could be wrong here, I do not think you will be catching any lobsters near shore by wading. Generally the fisherman use traps or make a kind of shelter from metal roof materials that the lobsters migrate to. These "traps" are accepted as the property of said fisherman, and they are not happy when somebody else takes the catch. Usually during season, many guides will take their fishing customers to check for lobsters if they are near a trap. Most of the time if there are lobster present they will let you dive with them, and try to catch a few. We have done this several times and had lots of fun, but we were told one year that fishing customers were not supposed to do this(according to one local). Not sure about the legal issues,and only heard that once. Also I saw a previous post about fishing from shore or wading to the reef-- not really viable options. You might want to look into hiring a guide for a day and you could fish(catching many)and maybe free dive for a few lobsters. Just my opinion and experience. GOOD LUCK!!

Re: Lobster Hunting - Greenhorn! #82751
03/23/04 02:14 PM
03/23/04 02:14 PM
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 33
shelley Offline
shelley  Offline

Are you sure about the season time frame? I thought it was opening in late June?
My husband and I went lobster diving with a private fisherman we hired last year. He took us to his spots/traps (where he laid metal on the ocean bed) When we spoke about the spots he informed us that they have a local rule that you don't dive for them where another local has traps.
I would suggest hiring a local to take you out. You can do 1/2 day or full day. They will even help you catch and prepare on their private beach spots. We caught 7 lobsters, they cleaned and bbq'd 4 of them, and we took the other 3 back to Cp. Morgan's for them to cook for us for dinner the next night. It was great. If you need some info on who we used, I'll look it up.

Re: Lobster Hunting - Greenhorn! #82752
03/23/04 10:10 PM
03/23/04 10:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 484
Home of The Weinermobile
sandb Offline
sandb  Offline
Try a [email protected]!!

JUNE 15.......................................FEB15

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do
Specials & Events
SPTB Calendar of Events

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We handle all aspects of the purchase of your Real Estate in Belize. From in depth property searches to your final closing.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Marty, BrusselSprout), 113 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online7,413
Nov 7th, 2021 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1