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Hoop Net Fishing

Experience hoop net charters aboard Finaddict during lobster season which runs from 

October to March each year.  Hoop netting is done at night when lobsters are foraging for food.

We leave an hour or two before dark to get to the fishing areas and drop our nets. We can drop up to 10 nets at a time.  Finaddict has a red riser to assist with pulling in the nets.  The red riser allows for pulling in the nets in a standing vertical position making pulling easier, faster and with less fatigue.

Lobsters live and hide in holes, crevices and caves.  They leave these structures at night to hunt for food in the darkness.  We usually hoop net for lobster in 15’ to 100’ of water where structure is found – piers, kelp beds, reefs, eel grass beds, wrecks, etc. Lobster can be found near these structures as they provide lobster’s with protection.

Please note that hoop net fishing requires a Lobster Report Card in addition to a valid sportfishing license; available at: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/

Hoop Net Fishing

Join the crew of the Finaddict as we take you to our favorite lobster spots along the Santa Barbara coast. This trip starts a few hours before sunset as we make way to some of the best lobster spots along our coast. At night, the lobsters come out of their hiding spots to hunt for food and with luck into our hoop nets. Our experienced crew will guide you with tips and techniques.

Hoop Net Fishing Overnight Channel Islands

Join the crew of the Finaddict as we take you to our favorite lobster spots out at the Channel Islands. This trip takes us across the Santa Barbara Channel as we make way to some of the best lobster spots hidden among these islands. At night, the lobsters come out of their hiding spots to hunt for food and with luck into our hoop nets. Our experienced crew will guide you with tips and techniques.

With room for up to 6 people, Santa Barbara Sea Charters can make this one of a kind fishing experience a lifelong memory for you and your family and friends.

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