If you are a boater, in particular a sea or ocean sailing course, you've probably tried your hand at catching prawns and / or crabs with their respective pots. And if they did, then you know how many traps or pots you have lost over the years! But it's so rewarding when the traps to reach our dinner, we tried again, again and again every year. This is the story of our weekend trip, boating and other lost lobster trap. My husband and I have been boating for several years with friends on their Bayliner on the West Coast and enjoy our trips to the San Juan Islands in Washington State and Gulf Islands in British Columbia. Crab and shrimp catch is very popular with recreational boaters and commercial fishermen in these areas.
Our friend Jan had just turned a year and her husband, Hank decided to buy something that they could enjoy both. You guessed it, a shrimp trap. Outside left at the first opportunity one morning in July and dropped his shrimp trap on the side of the Bayliner. The float attachment was clearly visible to other boaters and had his name and boat registration number painted on the side. As the day progressed, they decided it was time to check the trap for shrimp booty. Dreaming of a delicious dinner awaited them, they took off in his boat to check the trap. Round and round they went in search of his trap, but was not. They took their bearings from the earth and were sure they were in the right place, but no luck.