Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 09:09 PM
Labor Day marks the unofficial halfway point of the lobstering season for most lobstermen. Looking back at the season to this point it has been quite eventful for us here at Catch a Piece of Maine. The first highlight was Trap Day where all the Catch a Piece of Maine lobstermen set their traps and we had a big party on the dock with friends, family and lots of lobster rolls. The season started off slow as it always does, spring fishing is spotty at best but around the Fourth of July we started to see the lobstering pick up and since it has been a pretty good season. The lobstering this month has been particularly good, especially compared to last year. The CBS national morning show came up and filmed us on Trap Day and then came up again in July to film us hauling our traps. This Sunday they will actually air the piece on the CBS Sunday morning news between 9 and 10:30 am eastern time. Overall it has been a great summer for us, the biggest thrill for us has been taking customers from all over the country out to haul their trap. It makes us feel like kids again to see the excitement on our new friends faces when the traps come up out of the water. We hope you've enjoyed the season to date as much as we have. Thanks to all involved, and keep an eye on your trap, the lobstering is only going to get better from here on out.
-Captain John Ready, co-owner of Catch a Piece of Maine and Ready Seafood.