First task: see if I could recover the trap that has been stuck since the initial drop. The second round of heavy surf re-sculpted the ocean bottom just enough and I was able to lift the trap out of the rocks and sand.
Next task: try to catch some fish for bait. Early success there too: a nice bluefish.
Alas, it was the only fish catch of the day. Normally I would get two trap baits out of one fish, but I stretched this bluefish to three.
I did collect two lobsters, both with the shell virus, plus the first v-notched lobster I have encountered. These specially marked female lobsters must be returned to the water, to assist in the recovery of the lobster fishery. I was happy to release her!