Caught 15 lbs. Night Smelt Last Night/Knocked Down by Wave

I went out last night with my new fishing guru, Kirk Lombard, netting night smelt. These are beautiful little fish. They come in to sandy beaches after dark during the quarter moon to spawn and there we were with our triangular nets (based on a Native American design). We hit it! I ended up with 16 lbs. Gonna fry some up for lunch. Only thing is, as I was rinsing them off, a rogue wave knocked me over—soaked to the skin, waders and all. This was like 9:30 PM, but I was so stoked I didn’t care. Changed into dry clothes and off to home with my bounty.

   If you live in the San Francisco bay Area and are interested in fishing—or getting fresh fish—here’s his website: There was a long article on him in the SF Weekly here.

I just read a really nice article he wrote on the Wiyot Indians of Humboldt county here. The guy can not only catch fish, but write!

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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 Caught 15 lbs. Night Smelt Last Night/Knocked Down by Wave

  1. In Powell River we get herring runs. Because of extensive commercially fishing, numbers have been down. This is the best spawning year we've had in a long time. Here's an article from the local paper with more information.

  2. Anonymous says:

    looks interesting..

    maybe if you have more than you know what to do with.

    pickled smelt (like herring – don't know if it would work but..)
    dried or dried/smoked smelt

  3. Interesting indeed. I read his article too and I was impressed. He has some amazing talent. By the way, how does this fish taste?

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