Saturday, February 16, 2008

No Lobsters Today

No lobsters today, no paycheck next week. That's just how winter fishing goes. It's been a week today since I've been on the water. The weather this time of year makes it very difficult to get out and haul my traps. Yes it's cold and yes it snows, but the part that keeps my boat on the mooring is the wind and the seas, and we have had a lot of both this month! Just to give you a look at what it looks like, check out the picture,"Blustery". That was from last winter, but that's just about what it's looked like lately. If you are a fan of Maine lobster (and who isn't?), I hope you appreciate what I'm up against to get them for you! Believe me, I wish it was easier. Oh well, spring will get here eventually and we will all be a little happier.


Brandi said...

Hey TC,

Welcome to the world of blogging! Thanks for visiting my site. I love the photo. As you can tell by my blog, I like to dabble in photography (I just wish I was better!).

I look forward to reading more of your post and learning about an area of our great country that I have yet had a chance to visit.

Now every time I see a lobster in the tank I will ask it if it was caught by you! lol

Marf said...

Looks like your line of work is very similar to the crab and salmon fishing here in Alaska.

Bill said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the dubious honor of being the first to comment there. Mine too is a work in progress. Your blog looks great! May ask for some pointers in the near future. I have always thought it would be great to go to Maine sometime. Maybe someday! I will be checking back here often. Please stop by my blog anytime. Feel free to offer any suggestions. Have never had Lobster!! May have to try it.

Crazy Computer Dad said...

Three of most miserable days of my life were the three days my submarine spent on the surface of the North Sea going from Norway to England. I opened a can of sardines and some crackers and everyone fled the crews mess!

I was also on a sub that got underway from Groton for the "Perfect Storm". At least then we could dive underneath it, but the waves still rocked us underneath as well.

I really feel for you being on the water like that. I hope you had a good haul once you got back out.

I was thinking of taking my son out for lobster in the next week or so. He loves it, but we rarely get it. We do eat a lot of blue claw crab. They catch it locally, but honestly I think many restaurants get the crabs from further south.



One day, Jacque and Pierre went moose hunting in the north Maine woods. After a large breakfast and several hours of hunting, Pierre developed a problem. Miles from camp and the trusty outhouse, he told Jacque his dilemma.
Jacque calmly told Pierre, "Just go over there behind those bushes, and do your 'business".
"But Jacque, I have no paper to wipe with!", said Pierre.
Jacque told him, "no problem Pierre, just take a dollar from your pocket and use that."
After some time, Pierre returns, and Jacque exclaims, "Pierre, your hands are covered in sh@# , what happened man?!!!"
"Oh Jaque, I had only four quarters!"