Spiny Lobster Season for Key West
Often called "Bug Hunting"
Spiny lobster hunting takes place the last successive
Wed. and Thus. of July 2007.
Wed. 27th and Thus. 28st of July 2005
Regular open Key West Lobster season began Aug. 6, 2007
and continues through March 31st, 2007
Key West Lobster
This event, though not widely considered a large money making event for the Keys, is one of the reefs most interesting events. This is a night dive that will require a flexible schedule to catch this once a year event. August is the month, and shortly after the full moon, many of the corals will release both sperm and ovum completing their bi-sexual reproductive process. Though this may be small on your event calendar, it is never the less one the reefs most important events, after seeing the spawning you will be sure to add it to your most memorable dives. If you have any questions, feel free to call me, Capt. Carl Rees Dial 906-984-4079 or to book your lobster trip.
Luminescent Threadworm of June and July
The annual breeding swarm of the Luminescent Threadworm which takes place within the last three days of the last quarter of the June and July moon is a delightful natural event. This worm, and some other species perform a spawning ritual in which the body becomes filled with eggs or sperms, and the worms swarm in plankton at night. During this ritual the Luminescent Threadworm displays a striking luminescent pattern of flashes similar to that of fireflies. Females, swimming in tight circles on the surface, light up at intervals of 10-20 seconds and produce a circle of light to which males are attracted. The male flashes briefly as he swims to center of the circle to spawn. At times there are thousands and thousands of worms creating a spectacular natural light show. A beautiful event that can be observed both in the water and out. Plan a fishing trip, a dive trip or both during natures wet light show. If you have any questions, feel free to call me, The Capt. Carl ReesDial 906-984-4079 or to book your lobster trip.
If you need to buy a Key West lobster license and/or stamp use the link below to buy it over the internet.
Dial toll-free, either
1-888-HUNT-FLORIDA (486-8356) or 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA
(347-4356) from anywhere in the United States or Canada. (A $3.25 + 2.5%
surcharge of total sale per person will be added to your purchase)
|Gold Sportsman's License||$83.50|
|Crawfish Permit||$ 2.00||$10.00|
|Snook Permit||$ 2.00||$10.00|
|Tarpon Tag||$ 51.50|
|Nonresident 3-Day||$ 6.50|
|Nonresident 7-Day||$ 16.50|
|Snook Permit||$ 2.00|
|Crawfish Permit||$ 2.00|
|Tarpon Tag||$ 51.50|