The 2013 Florida commercial and recreational lobster season starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Regular spiny lobster lobster harvesting is preceded by a two-day spiny lobster recreational season July 24 and 25.
The two-day sport season occurs on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July each year (July 24 and 25, 2013). Commercial fishermen may begin putting their traps in the water Aug. 1, and recreational and commercial fishermen may harvest spiny lobsters starting Aug. 6.
source: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission