Commercial Lobster Fishing w/ Photographer Bri Dwyer

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Last week I posted a photo journal of what it looks like when my commercial lobster fishing fiancé pulls traps (or “pots”) off the coast of Southern California.

This week is a special treat because here are images of the same trip through the eyes of photographer Bri Dwyer! (You met Bri through this interview of what it’s like to be married to a commercial fisherman here.) Her Instagram is super dreamy, too, with captions that pull you right into the photographs.

If you have a partner who commercially fishes, please share what and where they fish in the comments below! It’s so nice to meet others who are basically on the same boat, pun intended. (Never gets old. Sorry, I had to.)

Photography by Bri Dwyer. January 6th, 2020

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Santa Cruz Island. A part of the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara, California.
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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Lobster fisherman Chris Dabney circling the traps or “pots.”
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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Yours truly trying to breathe through a tiny bout of seasickness.
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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Winding the buoy line through the hauler block.
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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Haulin’…
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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Checkin’…
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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The California spiny lobster (without claws!) is fished as far north as Monterey Bay, CA to the Gulf of Tehuantepec in Mexico.
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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On deck, preparing to empty old bait containers of mackerel he pulled from the traps.
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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And when he dumps the old bait overboard, seagulls are waiting to snag a bite.
Photo by Bri Dwyer.
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Swoon… 🙂
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It’s so beautiful out here, it’s hard to leave! If you ever visit Santa Barbara or Ventura, be sure to sign up for a kayak tour of the Channel Islands to have your mind blown.
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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On autopilot, heading back to port.
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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I’m *this close* to making this our wedding picture. Photo by Bri Dwyer
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And…this is what a partner of a commercial fisherman looks like “on the job.”
Photo by Bri Dwyer
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The actual selfie.

Are you a partner of a commercial fisherman? If so, where and what does your sweetheart fish? Please share in the comments below!

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In Case You Missed It:

WHAT COMMERCIAL LOBSTER FISHING IS LIKE IN CALIFORNIA

DATING A COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN: Q&A W/ PHOTOGRAPHER BRI DWYER

HOW-TO LONG-DISTANCE DATE A COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN

PART 2: WORRIES WHEN DATING A COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN

PART 1: WORRIES WHEN DATING A COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN

2 thoughts on “Commercial Lobster Fishing w/ Photographer Bri Dwyer

    1. Hey Natalie! So glad you enjoyed the piece. Bri’s photos really bring you into another world, don’t they? Thanks for being a part of it and taking the time to read and comment! So great to hear from you. xo

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