Join Date: Jun 2000
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Re: Lobster - Penobscot Bay, ME
The lobsterman behind me in the grocery store line couldn't believe I'd pay a dollar a pound more than he got from the lobster pound. It's certainly worth asking, but give some thought to not interrupting them in the middle of hauling traps. If they're trying to maneuver to snag their next lobsterpot, they don't need some screwy sailboat circling close enough to hit them, thank you very much. Calling over the radio may not be too popular either. They may not want others to know where they've got their pots, and announcing "Betty-Sue, Betty Sue, one mile southeast of Sheep Rock" could leave you with no dinner. Asking on the dock or ashore may be tricky because some boats have contracts for their catch to go to a certain wholesaler, who might be there watching. If you come across a lobsterboat idling along (lunchtime? calling home?) give her a wave and a try.