Tag Archives: Gloucester Lobsterman

Hot Ticket Lobsterman Shawn Pizzo

A lobsterman’s work is never done ~ 

Shawn Pizzo Gloucester Lobsterman Hot Ticket Boat ©Kim Smith 2014I couldn’t resist the title of the post–the name of Shawn’s boat is the “Hot Ticket.” Many thanks to Shawn for granting permission to photograph and post photos on GMG.

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Nate Goes All Mr T On Us

You may remember Nate as one of the two insane backmen aboard Tuffy’s Degelyse.  Well Nate went and got himself a new Mohawk.  Nice!




Here are some videos with the boys from last season-

and here is when the greenhorn Adam filled in for Sean-

celebrating after the last trap comes out of the water for the 2009 season-

Moose knuckle madness

Susie Byrd Back On Track

After Susie’s little setback which you can read about by clicking this highlighted text, she has been nothing but the model of the perfect backman.  She’s been showing up on time and is back in gear.  I called her out as having strike one for being a no-show for work that day but her boss Johnny “Doc” Herrick called it a check swing.

Susie Byrd Back On Track, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Susie Byrd Strike Count -1

OK, here’s the story behind this picture.

Susie Byrd has been fishing out of Gloucester for 3 years now.  She has been one of the most consistent backmen on our lobsterboats and has been doing a great job of showing up on time and pushing her skipper Johnny “Doc” Herrick to fish harder.

Yesterday she had a little setback.

She was a no show for the first time.   Eventually she got down to the boat and they got the day in fishing but there was no way I was going to let her off easy.

This morning in the office with all the boys I gave her an option.  She could hold up the sign saying “Susie Byrd Strike Count 1” and let me take the picture or I would ride her about being a no show after I’ve been singer her praises to anyone who would listen about how great she has been as far as reliability and work ethic.

She chose to pose for the picture.

Susie Byrd Strike Count -1, originally uploaded by captjoe06.

Joe Mondello Readies The Boat To Go Lobstering

You see how the traps are all set along the outside rail of the boat?  Joe is going to set out some gear today. This is a ten pot trawl and all those traps are connected by a ground line with buoys at each end to mark where the traps are set in the ocean so when he goes back out he can find them by looking for his specially painted buoys.