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Lobster pots in Boothbay Harbor

I helped a couple sail their boat into Boothbay Harbor this week, and we entered the harbor in the wee hours of the morning. I got on the bow to watch for lobster pots and was suprised to find so few. Last time I was there there seemed to be a pot every 15-20 feet. Now there is a fraction of that. I heard that with the price of lobster and cost of doing business it just wasn't worth it for the lobster men to go out. Sorry for their hard times, but it was nice not to be dodging a pot every twenty feet.
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Re: Lobster pots in Boothbay Harbor

I'm in Boothbay Harbor and I haven't noticed any fewer pots. There is, I think some kind of optical illusion that makes the pots appear to less numerous in fog and in darkness. I'm not on the water often at night but I notice it often in the fog.
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Over in the cove near BHYC right now, fire works just ended, and the pots are similar to what they usually are.. The Gut seemed a tad thicker than usual though.. If you think Boothbay is bad you ought to try the Merchants Row or Toothacre or Jehrico Bays....
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Re: Lobster pots in Boothbay Harbor

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Over in the cove near BHYC right now..
That's where the couple got a mooring for a few days. I guess the number of pots was just another exageration my memory plays on me all too often. Maybe I was thinking of Casco Bay, sailing out of the Dophin Marina.
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