National Geographic : 1946 Apr
Spray Hood Up on the Bow, the Lobsterman Heads Out to Sea Even in 1944, despite storms, scarcity of equipment, loss of men to the armed services, and drydocking of boats for weeks at a time, Maine fishermen landed 14,056,795 pounds of lobster, more than double the 1939 total. A 200-pot lobsterman in that year earned about $3,660. Putting Bait on the Bait Spike atSea IsTricky Business When the weather is stormy, the fisherman has tofight tokeep his footing, and a sudden lurch may causehim tostab his hand. Redfish carcasses from which filets have been removed are threaded on the blade through the eye sockets. Some crabs are alsoused.