It’s All About the Tails
By Dubb Woolsey
It was a beautiful day, with a light breeze and clear skies. Most people caught their limit. Some said they had to work hard to limit out.
Second day – July 30
The day started out over cast but cleared in the afternoon. Most crews caught their limit.
Opening day of main season – August 6
Day starts with choppy waters on the Atlantic side combined with dirty water which made it difficult to find lobsters, but most divers caught their limit. Gulf side crews had a better day with larger lobsters.
The wind laid down, the water was still dirty on the Atlantic side. Most crews had to work harder to get limit others didn’t catch their limit. Shallow water free divers seemed to be doing better than tank divers.
The crew I dove with went in the Gulf side and had better luck. Crews on the Atlantic side were still putting up with dirty water. Most of the people I spoke with said last year was a better season, but I still believe a bad day diving in the Keys is still better than a day at work.
The divers that came in after the opening week found it to be very difficult to get their limits.
SAFETY NOTE: Please display your DIVER DOWN FLAG properly: on your boat above the Bimini or T-top where it can be seen from all directions. Remember to take it down when all your divers are aboard.
PS: Remember to get all your non-essentials activities, like weddings, graduations, surgeries, births and Dr. appointments out of the way so we can all meet back Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge next summer.