Lobster Season Tips
Everything you need to know about the Lobster Season in Miami, Florida
North Beach Marina welcomes the 2017-18 Lobster Season. The Mini Season in Miami, Florida is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July each year. For 2017, the Lobster Mini Season will begin at 12:01 am on Wednesday, July 26th, and ends at midnight on Thursday. The regular 8-month lobster season will start August 6th and runs through March 31, 2018. Before you head out on the water review our tips below to ensure a safe and successful hunt!
KNOW YOUR LIMITS
During the mini-season, recreational divers and snorkelers can take a maximum of twelve lobsters per person per day in Broward and Miami Dade Counties except for Biscayne National Park. In the primary season, one can take a maximum of 6 lobsters per person per day.
It is important to remember the Carapace or body of the lobster excluding the tail should be larger than 3″, measured in the water. One should carry a measuring device at all times. Furthermore, possession limits are strictly enforced on and off the water.
BUY A LICENSE OR GET FINED
You must have a recreational saltwater fishing license and a spiny lobster permit to participate in Lobster Season. To acquire these items, one can easily pick them up from a local Publix Supermarket or online at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.
FINAL TIPS FOR LOBSTER SEASON
- Schedule your boat launch in advance
- Get out on the water early to hit your limit
- Bring friends for safety
- Get Scuba Certified
- Rent a boat trailer and head to the Keys
- Have Fun!