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Hello Guys,

Finished restoring a lobster trap I found on the beach in Montauk, was almost brand new, threw it in the truck, now I would like to throw it out on days/nights when I'm out camping...

I know you need a permit abnd have some questions if anyone knows:

1. Where can I get the permit? (not selling them, personal use)

2. Is there a season and when does it start/end?

3. I have Atlantic herring in the freezer, I know this is a good bait but what else works well when I deplete the herring?

Any advise is surely appreciated..

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Recreational Lobster Permit 631-444-0470

I believe there is a 10 pot Max and you need the pot and bouy tagged with some ID or Permit#. It's best to call the number and get the info. I know a little from my next door neighbor. He is pretty successful and I think he can keep 6 per trip per permit. He orders cow hide on-line which is extremely durable as bait and has outfished his fathers pots 3:1 in the same area. I have a friend/Capt in M that has many of his pots just outside the harbor. You also need to check the pot I think no longer than 3 or 5 days?

Good luck.

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The rec/lob thread is in the LIS fourm, but you should read this too:

5 pot max for recreational fishers
6 lobsters per day
Note: there are 2 different carpice sizes in NYS. LIS area 6 has a 3 5/16" and in the Atlantic ocean area 4 we let the lobster gorw a little bigger to 3 3/8" before harvesting.
There is:
no season
no soak time
Pots must be:
properly marked with name and permit #
herring= lobster candy

fresh buker= my choice because of price and availability, bait pucks and fish racks second choices.

If you found a pot on the beach, it should of had the fishermans and his boats name on a tag in the pot. The right thing what should be done is to give a jingle
and try to return the pot.
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