Thanks Matt. Yah I forgot to cover that, I either use the antennae like you described or else if I'm splitting the lobster I don't bother because the dooke shoot is right in the center and it comes right out. When I grab bugs in holes I'm aiming for the horns normally because that part doesn't break off. You almost always have to shake them to get them to loosen up to get them out. If they are on the crawl I aim for almost mid body because they will shoot back and then I'll peg them in the upper back. Most of my bugs are small, the spots I dive area heavily dove so there aren't a lot of big ones. My biggest but was only maybe...7 lbs out of pt vicente before they closed it, that one I had to grab mid back with two hands.
The biggest tip I can give you from my limited experience is to use the periphery of the light, not the direct beam. Try to get them on the same breathhold if you aren't pushing it because once you go up and breathe up if they are in a hole they will almost always back up more. If you are working a hole, light it up frequently because a moray might have moved in, they love the smell of bug blood. And practice your grabs as much as possible, I use 3mm gloves because I'm a wimp and get cold and 3mm are easier to manipulate so I'm better at the grab.