Hurricane churns up 14-pound lobster

Two fishermen caught a giant, 14-pound lobster just after Hurricane Nicole swept through Bermuda.

Stretched out, its claws were two-feet long and local fishermen believe it is among the largest lobsters ever caught in that area.

Capt. Matthew Jones said he and fellow fisherman Tristan Loescher were out on a dock at night fishing for snapper last Friday when he went to grab something to eat. Alone, Loescher realized he had caught something big but he didn’t realize just how big.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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