Tag Archives: Lobster Fishing

Video How Your Lobsters Were Harvested

Shot Down The Rail Of The Trapper John
Showing Captain Chris Orsillo Breaking the Traps Over The Rail, Checking For V-Notches or Eggs On The Female Lobsters and Measuring them For Minimum and Maximum Allowable Size. Mate Steve Redfern Re-Baiting The Bags, Gaffing The Buoy, and Setting the Traps up on the Stern To Be Re-Set Once The Trawl Is Finished.

Filmed using the Kodak Playsport Zx3 and Mounted to the Boat with The Kayalu RAM Saltwater Proof Mount

Fishing The Nor’ Easter On The Trapper John

The Boat Rolls Hard As George Walks The Trap Down The Rail


Visibility=Not Good As The Block Swings Wildly In The Wind


A Trawl Line Tightens As It Hauls Up Gear From The Bottom


George Sets The Gear Back Off The Stern- Mere Inches From The Edge As The Boat Rides The Latest Wave And Steve Loads The Bait Bags




Lobster Trap Setting Video

Here is a video from a lobsterman up in Maine showing how lobster pots get set. For the most part the smaller harbor lobstermen that fish out of skiffs might fish 2 pot trawls like the guy in this video. Most full time lobstermen that fish the outside of the breakwater will fish ten or twenty pot trawls though.