Dan Hernandez: This week in the Tackle Box, Benn's with me. He is going to be talking a little about what we are doing today. We're lobster fishing on his boat at Saint Monica Bay and tell us little bit about your equipment.
Benn: Okay, what we are using today is our new 36-Inch Promar Eclipse Net. These are little bit different than your hoop nets; these are designed with the smaller ring on top, larger ring on the bottom. So, the lobsters actually have to climb into the net and feed on the bait that's centered inside.
Dan Hernandez: This isn't considered a cage, right.
Benn: It's not considered a trap because it so designed in a way where the lobsters can come out. It just keeps them in the net for a longer period of time when they actually go inside.
Dan Hernandez: What is this, as we are using these today?
Benn: Yeah, today we are using the bait cages since seals and eels sometimes could be a big problem here. The good thing about the cage is that you can put them in 20 gallons of black bag, you can refreeze your bait after you use them. Actually, when you go out with a little bit of frozen bait it will sure get a create a nice central in the water as the bait flows out in the water.
Dan Hernandez: That's I really liked you guys have these already rigged up because last time we did this we caught, we had to stuff all the bags, this may a lot more convenient.
Benn: Right and you always ready to go.
Dan Hernandez: Okay, so people buy the net then what else they need to do?
Benn: Okay, the other component here is our Eclipse Kit this is pretty much a turn key kit for the eclipse net. It comes with all the rigging you need, it comes with the two floats: the brighter and the marker float, your harness, your foam or harness and hundred feet of rope.
Dan Hernandez: They can find all this at their local tackle store.
Benn: And this is all available at your local tackle store. Tonight, we are using the new LED Light Sticks from Promar and they come in blue or in white. The good thing about these is that they battery replaceable so they are little bit better on the environment. They are actually much brighter than your regular 6 inch cyalume sticks too. So, these are available in blue and white.
Dan Hernandez: Another essential piece of equipment.
Benn: Right, this is probably the most important piece of equipment that you need to have when you are out there. It's a DFD regulation to make sure you have one of these lobster cages in your possession when you hoop netting and that goes for everybody on the boat. This arc measures lobsters and also measures crabs on the other side.
Dan Hernandez: And the very popular gloves.
Benn: Finally, yes the gloves. We saw that why the lobsters are called spiny lobsters for a reason today. These loves are puncture resistant, they have a nicely -- palm while the divers liked to use these also to grab lobsters. As you can see they come in handy to grab lobsters and it also helps in pulling the nets.
Dan Hernandez: Good point on the boat that these are kind of nice that people for use for flowing fish, these are strictly for handling lobster.
Benn: Right, right.
Dan Hernandez: I mean a knife will go through it.
Benn: It's puncture resistant but it's definitely not cut proof.
Dan Hernandez: Very cool, this is all the basic here you need. We are going to get on the water and show you how easy it is to catch lobsters here in Southern California using Benn's products. Well, stay tuned for more exciting action right here on Sport Fishing.