Lobster buoys serve as more than just decoration amongst Maine’s harbors and coastline and are in fact markers of lobster traps beneath the ocean surface. These buoys are a way for lobstermen to locate their traps and each follow a specific pattern. Every lobsterman has a specific color scheme for their buoy collection so that they may distinguish their traps from others.
Captain Dan’s buoy markers are painted yellow with a green strip on the top. These colors are used to identify all 800 of his traps, including the 100 traps used specifically for Crate to Plate.
Come see for yourself! Join Captain Dan on a fishing trip by contacting Crate to Plate today!
I have been fishing from Little Harbor and Saturday Cove on Penobscot Bay in Northport for over 15 years. A seasoned captain, I prefer to spend every day, if possible, at sea whether on my lobster boat the Fisher Girl or chartering/captaining/delivering private yachts.
Lobster fishing is my chosen career, hard work that allows me to be at sea and enjoy the daily ritual of navigating the water, reading the tides, and being cautiously aware of the weather.
Crate to Plate is my way to bring you the freshest possible lobster, know where it came from and maybe get a little insight into the area I fish.