Unleash the Lobster Hunter in You: Mastering the Art of Catching Spiny Lobster in Florida

Unleash the Lobster Hunter in You: Mastering the Art of Catching Spiny Lobster in Florida


As the sun rises above the horizon and the tranquil waters of Florida's coastlines come alive, there's a thrilling adventure that awaits those who seek to harvest the delectable Florida spiny lobster. For 8 months (August 6th through March 31st, these crustaceans become the bounty of dedicated lobster hunters, and this blog post will be your guide to conquering the depths and discovering the treasure beneath the waves. We, at Life League Gear, are passionate about this pursuit and are here to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed.


Gear Up for Success:

Before you venture into the deep blue, you'll need the right gear to maximize your chances of catching these elusive creatures. At Lobster League Gear and Life League Gear, we offer a range of equipment designed to enhance your lobster hunting experience:


  1. Folding Tickle Stick and Net Kit: Start with the essentials. Our folding tickle stick and net kit is a must-have for any lobster hunter. The tickle stick gently persuades lobsters out of their hiding spots, while the net ensures a secure capture. It also includes your lobster measuring gauge required to size and legally harvest the lobster. This is a great option for both freediving and scuba diving.
  2. Aluminum Lobster Snare: When you need precision and prefer reach, our aluminum lobster snare is your go-to tool. It allows you to grasp lobsters in deeper spots with less drag and snags on your gear. 
  3. Lobster Catch Bag: After you snag a lobster or two you will need the best catch bag to hold your bounty and secure the lobsters before the try to escape.
  4. Lobstering Protective Gloves: We offer the most advanced, protective, and comfortable gloves on the market to protect you during your hunt. There are many creatures beneath the sea and in Florida, you want to especially be protected from the many lion-fish, moray eels, and sea urchins that frequently lay where lobsters hide. 














Measuring Up:

Florida's regulations mandate a minimum 3-inch carapace size for spiny lobsters. To ensure you're following the rules and promoting sustainable lobster hunting, use a lobster gauge to measure them correctly. If a lobster doesn't meet the size requirement or is egg-bearing, gently release it, allowing it to continue growing and reproducing.

Safety First:

The thrill of lobster hunting comes with risks, so it's crucial to protect yourself. Our Lobster League Gloves are designed to shield your hands from the sharp spines and shell crushing molars of these creatures. Safety should always be a priority in your lobster hunting endeavors.

CMOR Mapping:

Your Secret Weapon: Finding the prime lobster hunting spots can be a challenge, but technology has your back. CMOR mapping is a game-changer for lobster hunters. These detailed maps provide information on underwater terrain, helping you pinpoint the best locations for your hunt. Trust us; it's like having a treasure map!

Supporting Small Family Businesses:

At Life League Gear and Lobster League Gear, we're not just passionate about lobster hunting; we're also a small family business dedicated to providing quality gear and fostering a community of outdoor enthusiasts. By supporting us, you're not only getting top-notch equipment but also contributing to the preservation of a beloved family tradition.

The Mind-Body Connection:

Lobster hunting is not just a hobby; it's a way of life. Being outdoors, immersed in the beauty of Florida's coastlines, has a profound impact on your mental and physical well-being. The thrill of the hunt, the sound of the waves, and the salty sea air rejuvenate the soul. So, get out there, breathe in the adventure, and let the hunt begin.

Catching spiny lobster in Florida is more than a pastime; it's a thrilling adventure that connects you to nature and tradition. With the right gear from Life League Gear and Lobster League Gear, a commitment to responsible hunting, and the support of small family businesses, you can embark on this exciting journey with confidence. Remember, the great outdoors is waiting, and the thrill of the hunt is just a dip beneath the waves away. Happy lobster hunting!


Vincent Hogan

Life League Gear | Lobster League Gear

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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