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Florida Keys Lobster Season Beginning Next Week

Florida Keys Lobster Season Beginning Next Week

Mini Lobster Season is right around the corner

Picture yourself sitting on a boat looking at the crystal clear blue waters, feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin, and smelling the salty ocean air. Now imagine experiencing the thrill of catching your own dinner. Sounds dreamy, right? If you’re planning a vacation to the Florida Keys, there’s no better time to visit than during lobster season. Starting next week, the annual event gives vacationers the opportunity to catch their own succulent lobsters straight from the sea. In this blog, we’ll give you the inside scoop on lobster season in the Florida Keys.

The Florida Keys lobster season begins every year on August 6th and runs through March 31st, with a more significant event occurring during the two-day Mini Lobster Season in late July. During this time, visitors can catch lobsters in designated areas, and some hotels even offer charter boats for lobster hunting. The Florida Keys’ warm waters are perfect for lobsters, and the abundance of marine life makes the Keys one of the world’s prime locations for lobster fishing.

However, before you get too excited about catching your own dinner, you must ensure you have the gear and permits required. You will need a Florida fishing license, a lobster stamp, and a measuring device to catch lobsters. Moreover, you will also require specialized gear, including nets, gauges, and tickle sticks.

Once you have your equipment ready and ensure you have the required permits, prepare for a fun-filled adventure. The thrill of catching a lobster can be exciting, but make sure to be cautious and follow the rules. Lobsters must meet the length requirement of 3 inches to make a catch. Furthermore, the different varieties of lobsters can also be a bit hard to identify. So, before heading out for a catch, ensure that you know what you’re looking for.

Now, the most satisfying part of the lobster season – preparing and eating your catch. Nothing compares to the taste of a freshly caught, succulent Florida Keys lobster. Cooking for yourself, your family, and friends, or enjoying the catch at a local restaurant is always a memorable experience. However, not every restaurant will provide the same quality, so make sure to choose one that is known for its lobster seafood.

As summer comes to an end, why not make the most of the final days of vacation season by taking part in the world-famous Florida Keys annual Lobster Season. Whether you want to have the ultimate underwater adventure catching lobsters or prefer to savor the taste of fresh seafood, the Florida Keys has something to offer for everyone. Just ensure you have the required permits and gear, and respect the rules and regulations while hunting for lobsters. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime in the beautiful Florida Keys!

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Taylor Engel

Florida Native, living in the Florida Keys for over 20 years! Realtor, Property Manager, Animal Lover, & Consultant for Rodan + Fields Skincare!

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