Regular lobster season is an important part of the Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge tradition. This is the time when we kick off the regular lobster season with a few days of fun and excitement.
The highlight of the Regular Lobster season is the Hop. Every year the Hop features a skit, awards for the largest lobster, and finishes up with a night of dancing and fun. In addition to the largest lobster awards, a special ceremony is held for every guest who has caught their first lobster, thereby joining the ranks of the “Ugly Giants.”
Our skit this year focused on a flurry of lobster activity around the 50th anniversary party of Lelores and Lorden, two “lobsters” that have survived 50 years living on the canal on site 17, and the once-a-decade meeting of all 42 of the bridges that span the Florida Keys. As the party starts to wind down, the lobsters decide they want to take the party on the road and visit the bridge meeting. On their way home, the lobsters stopped off at the Seven Mile Bridge Hump – the hottest lobster hotspot in all the Florida Keys. Triple Tail gave a performance, and one thing is certain, the hump was hot and the lobsters had a great night out!
Guests took a moment out of the festivities to celebrate the real-life anniversary of Delores and Gordon Treece with cake and dancing. Our special thanks for everyone who pulled this fun event together and congratulations to the happy couple!
2017 Regular-Lobster winners include:
|Biff Mugavero||2# 0.2oz|
|Maddie Fuller||2# 4.2oz|
|Patrick Mckenzie||2# 5.8oz|
|Emily Mitchell||1# 14.8oz|
|Jonathon Norman||1# 14.0oz|
|Courtney Carpentiere||2# 9.0oz|
|Mathieu Mitchell||2# 2.8oz|
|David Starnes||2# 5.8oz|