Divers bag spiny lobster on opening day

Staff report
Emerald Coast Scuba Master Instructor Jason Dodd holds up six spiny lobsters captured during the opening day of lobster season. [ANNA SCHMITZ/CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

A group of divers aboard the Under Pressure with Capt. Tom Schmitz had a big day underwater on Tuesday, the opening day of lobster season.

The Emerald Coast Scuba crew of Danny Kirkland, Sam LaBastie, Anna Schmitz, Jason Dodd, Dawn Bernius, Ken Sliger and Capt. Tom Schmitz bagged several spiny lobster and were able to spear a few flounder, grouper and a black snapper on the trip.

The lobster season that goes until March 31, 2020. The daily bag limit is six per person.