Eddy and Jessica Alsop of Fort Myers Beach are all smiles with these nice lobster catches, landed Wednesday at the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge during the first day of mini-season.
Zachary Wethington and Jael Hodgson collect a cache of lobsters, caught with other members of their Coral Gables family group, during a Wednesday morning sport-diving day trip off the Upper Keys. Wednesday and Thursday were the two-day lobster mini-season.
Capt. Gary Mace of Conch Republic Divers in Tavernier shows two of the big lobster he caught after a private trip Wednesday morning, the first day of the two-day mini-season.
Ted Callihan of Jacksonville says a big lobster can provide a free scalp massage. He bagged the big fellow Wednesday off Islamorada.
This 6-pound lobster caught during mini-season in Key West will feed more than a couple people.
Stephen Zublick of Micanopy, Fla., south of Gainesville, dons two lobster he caught Wednesday at the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge on the opening day of the two-day mini-season.
Boca Raton residents Dan Sieger (left) and James Lunde inspect their Wednesday haul after returning to the Tavernier Creek Marina on the first day of lobster mini-season.
Mike Ritacco of Lake Placid, Fla., near Sebring, shows a nice a lobster he caught Wednesday at the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge during the first day of the two-day lobster mini-season. Ritaccoo has traveled to the Keys for mini-season the past two decades and took his family down for the first time this year. 'I love the Keys,' he says.
Boats of all sizes and shapes fill the seas off Harry Harris Park in Tavernier during Wednesday's opening morning of lobster mini-season.
Stephen Zublick of Micanopy, Fla., south of Gainesville, rocks two lobster he caught Wednesday during Day 1 of the two-day mini-season. He hunted at the south end of the Seven Mile Bridge.
Eddy and Jessica Alsop of Fort Myers Beach show some of their lobster while friend Bobby Ratterree shows a crab he got during lobster mini-season Wednesday.