The improvements from last year’s mini-series “Lobster Men” to this year’s “Lobster Wars” are proving to be vast. The new series resembles “Deadliest Catch” much more this year then it does it’s two-episode predecessor…which is a good thing. This year, “the action follows five lobster boats: the Dragon Lady from Point Judith, R.I., the Timothy Michael from Newport, R.I., and the William Bowe, Rachel Leah and Direction, all from Hyannis, Mass.” Newsadvance.com from Lynchberg, VA has posted the first official review of “Lobster Wars”…
The three Hyannis boats are highliners, meaning they’re the fleet’s biggest moneymakers, while the Timothy Michael and its motley crew are kind of like the Bad News Bears of lobstering.
Or, as deckhand Adam put it, the Timothy Michael is the place “where bad fisherman go to be punished.
“We’ve got a little bit of a black cloud that follows us, a bit of a reputation.”
The boats being trailed in “Lobster Wars” are just five of about 100, which flock every winter to George’s Bank, a submerged mountain range 150 miles off the coast of New England.
From November to January, tropical currents keep George’s Bank warmer than the rest of the ocean, which attracts millions of lobsters. That makes it the one of the best lobstering grounds in the world.
Lobstering is done year-round, but it’s during those winter months that most of the money can be made. Lobsters go for about $5.50 a pound, and a single boat can make over $100,000 in just one weeklong trip.
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