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Florida’s Lobster Season Opens This Week

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The 2017 Florida Lobster Season opens with the July 26 & 27 mini-season, commencing the “bug fever” ritual for thousands, but it’s the sweet, succulent fresh crustacean that becomes the ultimate reward.

There are some who will debate whether the taste of Florida lobster rivals the touted reputation of New England lobster, but few can argue that fresh lobster is the best  – no matter where it comes from. The tasty sweet meat freshly caught from the aqua blue shimmering water is one of Florida’s most delightful seafood treats.

And that is why Florida lobster season, and especially the two-day sport season, has become an annual ritual for thousands who live here or are visiting. It is commonly referred to as catching “bug fever”, an addictive and enjoyable Florida sport.

Season Begins

This week the frenzy of Florida Spiny Lobster Season begins with the July 26 & 27 two-day mini-season. According to Tom Matthews, Researcher and Scientist with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), “This two-day event draws 38,000 recreational divers” who will begin the hunt for the unsuspecting lobsters (after a four-month seasonal break). The mini-season precedes regular lobster season, which begins August 6 and runs through March 31, 2018.

Robin Draper, AuthenticFlorida, excerpt posted on SWFloridaReporter.com, July 24, 2017

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Sarasota native Robin Draper is the owner of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle blog devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures for Florida living. Authentic Florida is intended to inspire discovery of the accessible, yet under-appreciated areas of the state.
Draper’s lifelong passion has been discovering Florida’s genuine side – some old, some new – but most are “simple and affordable.”
Authentic Florida has been recognized as the BEST Blog of the Year, and the BEST Travel Blog, and BEST Food Blog at the Florida Bloggers Conference Sunshine Awards. She was also awarded 13 Excellence-In-Craft awards by the Florida Outdoor Writers Association for her blogs, print articles and videos.