I made a passage
last year from Cape May to Block Island - taking the direct offshore route
. I was amazed to discover - at about 1 am in the morning about 60 miles offshore
from northern New Jersey
- a string of lobster pots spaced about 500-1000 feet apart. We were in about 170-200 feet of water
Happily there was enough of a moon to see them and to keep away from them, otherwise we may have become ensnared (since we were motoring on account of a lack of wind).
Has anyone had a similar experience and does anyone know how to find out in advance where these "lobster pot" farms are located so that they can be avoided. It is already a bit of a chore to dodge freighter/ship traffic - these lobster pots were a real downer.