During the two-day Florida mini-season spiny lobsters can be caught off a boat or off the beach anywhere in Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach counties. The winners will be announced on Thursday, July 28 at the BugFest Mini-Season Party & Chef Competition, 6-9PM, at the Beach Pavilion/Connie Hoffmann Ocean Plaza (1 Commercial Blvd.). Please note: You get to keep all the lobsters you catch!
Florida mini-season divers get a raffle ticket for registering and one for each bug they catch and also one for just registering. Even if you don't catch the biggest bug, we will raffle off dive gear, hotel stays, an $800 women's dive watch, gift certificates, jewelry and other cool stuff. The Grand Raffle Prize is a 4-day, 4-night dive trip with UNEXSO in Freeport, Grand Bahamas.
Online registration ends 5PM on Tuesday, July 26.
Registration Fee: $20 Per mini-season diver. You can request a registration fee refund if you stay in a Lauderdale-By-The-Sea hotel!
Great Florida Bug Hunt Categories & Prizes
Two Day Bug Total
Funniest Lobster Selfie
The diver who e-mails us the best "selfie" with a lobster(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Wednesday, July 27. Think funny!
Winner receives a BugFest 5-year anniversary T-shirt and a prize donated by Reef Safe, the official sun care product for BugFest-By-The-Sea 2016.
OFFICIAL BUGFEST WEIGH-IN SITES
-- El Prado Park from 4 to 7PM on Wednesday, July 27th.
-- El Prado Park from 2 to 5PM on Thursday, July 28th.
El Prado is a beachfront park located on El Mar Drive, which is just one street east of State Road A1A a half-mile north of Commercial Boulevard. It is directly across from Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Town Hall, 4501 Ocean Drive.
-- Sands Harbor Marina in Pompano Beach, 9AM to 5PM on Wednesday, July 27th.
-- Sands Harbor Marina in Pompano Beach, 9AM to 5PM on Thursday, July 28th.
Sands Harbor Marina in Pompano Beach is on the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Atlantic Boulevard.
-- Hillsboro Inlet from 9 to 5PM on Wednesday, July 27th.
-- Hillsboro Inlet from 9 to 5PM on Thursday, July 28th.