Wednesday, October 8, 2008

2008 Lobster Season

The 2008 Lobster Season is officially underway, and most Southern California lobster fisherman have been doing very well so far. Although the past few years have seemed to yield more or less average catches, this year definitely looks like a big one (knock on wood).

Hopefully I'll get a chance to get some good pictures and footage out in the ocean soon to share with you guys.

Here's a really cool picture I snapped early in the morning a couple weeks ago on one of the trap dropping days just prior to the opening of the season. As you can see, it was incredibly foggy. The fog never let up, and we had to depend on radar and air horns to navigate safely around the coastline.
This picture was taken at the Rhine Wharf in Newport Harbor. To the right you can see the Cannery Restaurant, a local landmark (as well as an excellent restaurant).