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So yesterday this Homie was on the roof of Toby Burnham’s lobster boat The Jupiter II with a striper plug with it’s treble hooks stuck in its leg and abdomen. it was stuck hobbling around and in obvious pain.
Toby was inside the cabin oblivious to the condition of the seagull and when he popped his head out the seagull flew off the roof of the boat and onto the roof of our dock here at Captain Joe and Sons.
Toby grabbed a piece of herring and lured the injured seagull back down off the roof of the dock and just as the seagull got within striking range he snatched it by the tail and held it by it’s neck.
Then grabbing a pair of metal cutters he snipped the treble hooks to remove them from the feet and abdomen without tearing the belly out of the seagull.
Moments later he was on the deck eating a piece of fish scraps Toby fed him.
A job well done just a week after his 50th birthday.
Nice work Toby!
Nice work Toby!
I find it hilarious that upscale restaurants charge all the money or Monkfish. Poor man’s lobster, Riiiiiight.
Let’s get something straight- Lobster is lobster.
Rubbery ol’ monkfish- not lobster.
Because where else can you get this kind of experience? Friendly lobstermen like our pal Toby chomping on a flounder carcass while you represent with a new free GMG sticker. What’s a vacation without an authentic experience like that? Come down and get your own free GMG sticker at our dock 95 East Main Street Gloucester Ma. If we’re not busy I’ll even give you a quick lesson on lobster gender.
Toby has lots of bait ready to go. The trail of seagulls that chase the boat down the harbor is wild.
Interview with Toby Burnham, Lobsterman at 8PM.
We’re gonna play matchmaker. Surely there is some wonderful woman out there looking for a hard working lobsterman, no?
I took this picture juxtaposed against a bunch of regular lobsters so you could see just how different they are. Toby Burnham on the Jupiter II caught this marbled lobster a couple years ago and landed it at our dock.
Peter Prypot has a wonderful article today in the Gloucester Daily Times about another one that was caught by John Symonds of Essex. You can read the article by clicking this text
Toby Burnham, skipper of the Jupiter II brought in these “Ghosties” they are actually pieces of the cartilage of a skate wing that are unaltered but look just like characters from Casper The Friendly Ghost.
Whack Whack Whack. When the blade comes down into the flesh and cartilage of the swordfish it makes a sound like a thud. It usually takes a couple of whacks to lop off the preferred size for the bait bag.