Ob Pier lobster.

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  1. TreeCatcher

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    So many people poaching over there. I talked to a guy who bragged about keeping like 10 huge ones the day before the season started. Saw so many people walking back and forth putting lobsters i assume in their cars and coming back. Only noticed it when I was leaving. I got two nice ones I thought were legal but was shy less than half an inch. Must've pulled at least 30 shorts with no keepers. I only heard that a few people here and there caught a legal one. I'm thinking the best way to get legal is diving. Anyone down to try it with me?
     
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    Typical ob there
     
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    Saw you got some last night
     
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    MB diving is fun
     
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    is OB pier typically consistent or does it get emptied out pretty quickly?
     
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    You'll be able to find a spot. People are catching them all over the pier.
     
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    Can you catch lobster during the day?
     
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    yes
     
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    I don't have a book nor do I want to fish on the charters. Any ideas on where is the best place to catch lobsters using traps?
     
  10. Larry M

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    Years ago I saw people getting then by the restrooms, south side of the pier.
    C n R because they were short.
    Oceanside pier.
     
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    The best place? 43 spot, Cortez bank, Tanner bank...
     
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    Hi, brand new here, with hoop nets how long should of a rope do I for OB pier?
     
  13. TreeCatcher

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    Just drop it and let line go until it stops. I usually let it slack enough to handle the incoming waves. First day out there someone told me to keep the line tight which resulted in no catches. Next day I tried slack line and my numbers increased by a lot.
     
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    Just be aware of the pillers and make sure to pull your net up as fast as you can. Some guys gave me 3 free nets the last time I was there. I'm excited to use them but just need to collect some bait. Probably going to take the kids out to catch some macks later today.
     
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    I’m going to go buy one today & try it out. I’m a real rookie to this
     
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    Make sure you get a lobster report card
     
  17. Larry M

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    I still believe that you have to have a lobster card even on the pier. But I could be wrong. Don't forget your measurement guage.

    Coach you beat me to it. LOL
     
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    I Googled this.

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    Hey guys new to the game. Went to ob pier and didn't catch anything it's my second year lobster hunting and I've never gotten anything. Looking for some helpful hints. On Friday maybe only 3 groups got keepers. I have a kayak but I'm a rookie at that. Tried mb last week on my kayak and again nothing. I'm looking to grow my skills. I only have 1 hoop since last year I was stupid and lost mine in the rocks rookie mistake. So what am I doing wrong. I just started ocean fishing over the last two year and have only caught bass 1 barracuda and a few tiny Hali's looking for some awesome players to grow my skills. Excited for joining this web group.
     
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    It's not you, ob pier is a total **** show during lobster season. There was a guy on the north arm last year using a pulley clamped to the railing to pull up the nets. He was keeping everything, taping up their tails and taking them back to his car to store. He kept like 50+ in the 4hrs that i was there.
     
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