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. 26th and Thus. 27th of July 2006
Regular Key West Lobster season begins Aug. 6, 2007
and continues through March 31st, 2008

Key West Lobster Season
For "Bug Hunters" Sportsman Mini Will Take Place On July 26th and 27th 2007


You are required to have a Lobster license/stamp for this annual fishing event. Most vessels that offer diving for crawfish or lobster in Key West will likely have a Lobster endorsement that covers your Lobster snorkeling/diving for the two lobster diving days. So check before you buy one, if you dive your day aboard a hired vessel. If you do have to buy a license, they are available at the following local Key West locations. CLICK HERE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE AND LICENSE FEE DETAILS
K-Mart                 Key Plaza Shopping Center Key West
Murray Marine    5710 US Hwy 1, Stock Island
Recreational limit is six lobster per person per day.

If you have any questions, feel free to call me, Capt. Carl Rees, Dial 906-984-4079 or E-Mail to book your lobster trip.  Click here for form request     Return To Home Page

 

Coral Spawning

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
E-Mail
to book your lobster trip.  Click here for form request

 

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, Capt. Carl Rees Dial 906-984-4079 or
E-Mail
to book your Key West lobster trip.  Click here for form request

 

If you need to buy a Key West lobster license and/or stamp use the link below to buy it over the internet.

Follow this link to information on buying your license directly over the internet. *(A $2.25 + 2.5% surcharge of total sale per person will be added to your purchase)
 

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)
 

SALTWATER FISHING
Resident
Annual Five-Year
Gold Sportsman's License $83.50
Annual $     13.50 $61.50
Crawfish Permit $ 2.00 $10.00
Snook Permit $ 2.00 $10.00
Tarpon Tag $     51.50
Nonresident
Annual
Annual $     31.50
Nonresident 3-Day $       6.50
Nonresident 7-Day $     16.50
Snook Permit $       2.00
Crawfish Permit $       2.00
Tarpon Tag $     51.50