Florida spiny lobsters more commonly known as “bugs” to the locals are absolutely delicious! When it’s bug season you can bet there are flags in the air and divers in the water. There are many ways to get out on the water, one of the easiest ways that I have found is to lobster off of my stand up paddleboard.
Some reasons why I choose SUP lobstering:
- SUPs are light weight, I can easily lift and load my paddleboard and go on a solo trip
- It’s easier than trailering and dealing with the hassle of a boat. Great for a quick trip!
- You have instant access to ice (cooler)
- You can attach the dive flag on the board
- You can attach a lobster hotel to the anchor line
This episode will take you over and under the sea as Bri Andrassy lobsters off of her stand up paddleboard (SUP) in the FL keys.
Essential gear: Personal floatation device PFD, Whistle, Marine flashlight, dive flag
SUP gear: Paddleboard, paddle, anchor, cooler
Lobster gear: Net, tickle stick, gauge (FL 3″), gloves, lobster hotel
Here is a list of SUP lobstering gear: