California Spiny Lobster season is October 1, 2016 through Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Saturday, September 30, 2017 through Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Anatomy of a Lobster 
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Why Hire Me as Your Guide?

  • Licensed and Bonded Fishing Guide by Department of Fish & Wildlife (DFW)

  • I have over 12 years experience in lobster hoop netting around Long Beach.

  • I will show you the best spots to catch these huge lobsters. 

  • I will provide a 5 hour guided trip on your boat.

  • I will explain how to properly use the Hoop Nets and how they work.

  • Hoop Nets will be provided and can be purchased (used) after the trip.

  • I will show you how to bait the hoop nets. 

  • All baits are provided and we will try to catch some fresh bait as well.

  • Take pictures and or videos of your catch for you to proudly share to your friends and family and post it on my website with your permission. (with your camera)





  1. Coast Guard inspected ready and DMV licensed boat. No small boats such as dinghies, kayaks, and inflatables.

  2. Optional: A depth finder or sonar is a plus. 

  3. Must have a Fishing License (purchase online now)

  4. Must have a Lobster Report Card (can be purchased at a major sporting good store or on DFW's website and slow mail to you within 15 days). I will explain how to use these.

  5. DFW approved lobster gauge (a measuring tool) and optional weighing scale.

  6. Suggested Wear: Fishing Bib, Beanie, Fishing Gloves, Rain Jacket, Deck Boots. 


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