What it’s like to be a lobster fisherman at age 9

by T.J. Holmes

I received a lobster license at age eight for Christmas from my grandparents, Jeff and Pam Libby. Our boat is called The Depth Star, it’s about 19 ft. long. I usually like to go but sometimes I’m tired.

Papa lets me use one of his moorings. A mooring is a place we put our boat when we’re done hauling for the day.

When I first started I had to get my traps and boat ready and also buy bait.

Each trap has a buoy that floats, mine are blue with a pink spindle. It was Mom’s color when she had traps.

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