Lobster HoopNet

4, 6, and 12 Passenger Open Party Charters

The entire 4 pack or 6 Pack boat will be yours.

The 2022-23 Lobster Hoop Net Season is about to start and we are offering a fleet of vessels to take you and your friends out. Our trips can take anywhere from 4 to 40 passengers out for a fun night chasing lobster tail.  We have vessels in Mission Bay, and in San Diego Bay. We provide all the equipment, bait, hoop nets, and baitwell live storage for your catch until you depart.

The trips last anywhere between 4 and 6 hours and fish for lobster in and around the rocky jetties outside of San Diego and Mission Bay. On board you will find hot coffee, snacks, and soda. Your welcome to BYOB.


Your child will thank you for taking them fishing because our crew will MAKE SURE they have a good time and help them try to land fish! We will provide instruction on how to hold the rod, put on bait, lower the bait, and how to reel it up once there is a fish on. Join an open party or get a four or six pack private party and head out to sea for your begginers, that still yields the big ones, as you can see in the pictures here.

Age 15 and below get a free fishing license!

ADULT SUPERVISION is required for all children 18 years or less. Passengers under 50 lbs, must provide their own USCG approved child life preserver for each child. No exceptions please.

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.

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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 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.

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