Bullynetting is a nighttime activity when lobsters are on the lam, searching for the next day's rock pile. A light scans the dark waters, stuns the lobster when it hits their eyes and a net scoops them up.
During the daytime, divers and snorkelers search the rock piles and ledges, look for the tentacles of the spiny lobster. A tickle stick is used to lure the lobster from its habitat and, since they travel backward, a strategically placed hand net snatches the lobster and, if its of legal size, it's on its way to the nearest Keys kitchen or grill.
There are as many lobster recipes as there are lobster but an easy favorite involves lots of butter and garlic on the split tail, a couple of minutes on the grill and is served with drawn butter and lemon.
The sport lobster season is not only fun but its an economical shot in the arm for the Keys during a typical slower summer tourist season.
The first week of August sees the bounty of the lobster trap harvest and is a much easier way to enjoy the succulent, sweet lobster!
For compete rules and details on lobster season in the Keys please refer to this website.