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Night Smelt Trip
San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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Night Smelt Trip
Night smelt fishing is a thrilling, rugged, wonderful, cardio vascular work out like you've never experienced.  See the ocean at night.  Marvel at the roar of the surf and the wind.  Bask in the glow of the moonlight--and maybe catch some beautiful, shiny, delicious little fish!  Fish that smell like fresh cut violets or, some say, cucumber!

This is not a tour for wimps!  It requires some strength, balance and stamina.  You may have to walk on the beach for up to a mile.  Sometimes more.  The gear is cumbersome and not light.  There may be trails to ascend/descend.  Sometimes they run and we catch a lot.  Sometimes they don't run at all... and we catch nothing.  I am not Poseidon and can not guarantee you will catch fish. That's why they call it fishing, not catching!

I am the only licensed guide in California who offers this type of fishing trip.  I have the nets. And net bags.  All you need is a headlamp, a pair of waders, and a bucket.  If you have your own net bag, (for rinsing the fish afterwards) bring it.  

Again, I provide the nets and net bags for free. Everything else is up to you. (See checklist below)

What are you waiting for?

Here's your checklist:

1. a valid California sport fishing license
2. waders
3. bucket
4. change of clothes
5. towel in case you get wet
6. warm clothes and windbreaker
7. headlamp
8. I have an extra net bag you can borrow, but if you have your own bring it.


p.s. if you're interested in further musings on this magical fish, check out my night smelt posts on my Monkeyface News blog here:



San Francisco (View)
1000 Great Hwy, (Parking lot for Beach Chalet)
San Francisco, CA 94121
United States

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