Salmon!!!

They are thick on this part of the coast this week. Apparently the krill are here, the bait fish eating them, and the salmon eating the bait fish. These guys had just brought in maybe 35 fish, in the 15-25 lb. range. A friend of Louie’s had caught over 50 a few days earlier. What a start to the commercial season! I learned a lot watching these fishermen cleaning salmon. They were taking them to a jobber in Fort Bragg. Getting $5/lb. whole (gutted) fish.

I asked one guy why he thought they were back, he said maybe because they had the season closed for four years. I said what about all the work done on the rivers in recent years, he said I don’t know, but God has just put these fish out in the ocean this year.

Louie and I had barbecued salmon with Titsch and Rosario last night. It’s so different when eaten the day of catch!

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Salmon!!!

  1. Anonymous says:

    my gosh.. would so love to see one of these "for real"…

    have bought the odd whole salmon, either fr grocery store/organic store..

    and

    gotta tell you the do NOT look like these…ones I have seen are seriously PUNY…

    bet these taste good

    brought to mind, yrs ago, had some home canned fish, from their own caught fish (not even salmon). gosh it was good. bet these fellow would be mighty tasty home canned.

  2. I'm almost drooling. I've had fresh-caught salmon in Alaska and it's just not the same here in the Midwest, even when flown in daily.

  3. Excellent post! I wish I had a week to do nothing but prowl the banks of those big coastal rivers with a rod and reel, hunting for some of the big silverbacks.

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