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Hunting Lobsters

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Jun 11, 2002
question for you bughunters. during the daylight hours, the bugs "hole up", at night they come out of hiding in search of food. my question is, what time of night is best? as soon as it gets dark? several hours after its dark? or very late at night 12-3am?? also, does the tide play into the eqaution at all, or they are not affected?

thanks guys.

BTW- i just picked up my "Loaded" Riffe MT3, Jay (mr. riffe) made new, larger floater wings for the mtech's (so the gun will no longer be negative with the reel attached) i will take some pics and post soon!!!!!!!!

I don't know about Cali but here in Hawaii, the best time to hunt for bugs is late at night on a dark moon. The later the better. Jumping in at around 2 AM has proven to be very produtive but also pretty damn cold. Maybe I shouldn't complain though, I mean the water is warmer than the night air. The best places that I have found them are right in the surf line, along drop offs, in caves, or large toilet bowls in the reef holding lots of big boulders. Actually the best bowl I found was when I had a tank on my back. Don't be critical, you try going up and down at thirty feet, chasing bugs through the boulders then playing tug of war with them at night while freediving in ten foot surface vis. Lung busting work and you feel like a trolling lure for a big tiger:D . Luckily the vis opened up to around thirty on the bottom. I haven't really noticed much difference with the tides. On the windward side, we just gotta go when the water is flat and the bugs are in season. Watch out for the sharks man and know your bag limit.

Brad :martial
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