Lobster Fishing Q&A


Lobster Season Dates

Lobster season in San Diego begins on October 3 and continues through March 31. The daily bag limit is seven lobsters per person, with a possession limit of 14. For more information on regulations, please visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website.

If you're looking to go lobster hoop net fishing in San Diego, there are a few things you need to know. First, you'll need to obtain a lobster license from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Second, you'll need a hoop-net provided by our vessel free of charge when you board the boat. Hoop nets must have a minimum mesh size of 1 3/4 inches square or 2 1/2 inches diamond-shaped, which we will provide for you. Finally, you'll need to familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations governing lobster hoop net fishing in San Diego.

For more information on obtaining a license and purchasing a hoop net, please visit the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website. For all other questions, give us a call at 619.508.7823. 24/7.

About the California Spiny Lobster

What is the California spiny lobster?

The California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus, is a species of lobster that is found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Monterey, California to Baja California, Mexico. It is also known as the West Coast spiny lobster, California rock lobster and Pacific rock lobster.

How big do they get?

The California spiny lobster can grow to a length of over 30 cm (12 inches) and a weight of up to 4 kg (9 pounds).

What do they eat?

The diet of the California spiny lobster consists mainly of crabs, shrimp, mollusks and other invertebrates.

Where are they found?

The California spiny lobster is found in the cold waters off the coast of California from Monterey Bay to Baja California. They are also found in the waters around the San Miguel and Santa Cruz Islands off the coast of Southern California.

What is the fishing season for lobsters?

The fishing season for lobsters in California runs from October 1 to March 31.

What is the best places to catch California Spiny Lobster?

San Diego is one of the best places to catch California spiny lobster. The season for lobster fishing in San Diego usually starts in late September and runs through early March. The best way to catch lobster is by using a hoop net.

When setting out your hoop net, it is important to make sure that it is baited properly. The most effective bait for catching lobster is fish heads or live bait fish. Once your hoop net is baited and set, all you have to do is wait for a lobster to swim into it.

Once you have caught a lobster, it is important to properly handle it. First, you will need to remove the hooks from the lobster’s claws. Next, using a pair of pliers, twist the body of the lobster until it pops out of the shell. Finally, cut off the tail fan and discard the intestines.

That’s all there is to it! With a little patience and practice, you will be catching delicious California spiny lobsters in no time!

How do I measure a lobster?

To measure a lobster, you will need to first determine the carapace length. This is the distance from the back of the lobster's head to the start of its tail. Once you have determined the carapace length, you will need to use a ruler or measuring tape to get an accurate measurement.

How many lobsters can I keep?

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has a daily limit of seven lobster per person in most areas of the state, including San Diego. However, there are a few exceptions to this limit. For example, in the waters off Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, the daily limit is three lobsters per person. Additionally, spiny lobsters may not be kept at all in certain areas, such as those around the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. For more information on lobster fishing regulations in California, visit the CDFW website.

How do I book an open party lobster fishing charter?

If you're looking to book an open party lobster fishing charter in San Diego, its really easy, please proceed to our OPEN PARTY SIGN UP PAGE and fill out your contact info, the date you can go, and choose OPEN PARTY LOBSTER TRIP in your trip options, thats all their is too it.

How do I book a private party lobster fishing charter?

If you're interested in booking a private party lobster fishing charter in San Diego, California, there are a few things you'll need to know! For starters, all private party lobster fishing charters must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. This will ensure that we can accommodate your group and provide you with the best possible experience.

When booking a private party charter, we will need the following information from you:

Once we have this information, we will be able to provide you with a quote for the charter. We require a 50% deposit to confirm the booking, and the remaining balance is due on the day of the charter.

We hope this answers your questions about booking a private party lobster fishing charter in San Diego! If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 619.508.7823 by phone or text 24/7/365.

Cooking California Spiny Lobster - Recipes

Spiny lobster, also called rock lobster, are a type of lobster found in the waters off the coast of California. They get their name from the spines that cover their bodies. Spiny lobsters are popular seafood items and are often used in recipes.

If you're looking for a delicious seafood meal, consider cooking California spiny lobster. This type of lobster is caught in the waters off the coast of California and is known for its delicious taste. Here are some recipes that you can use to cook California spiny lobster.

Recipe 1: Grilled California Spiny Lobster



1. Preheat your grill to medium heat.

2. Cut the lobster in half lengthwise. Brush each half with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the lobster halves, shell side down, for about 5 minutes. Flip them over and brush the flesh side with lemon juice and butter. Grill for another 5 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!