Yurok Tribe hosts Eel hook making workshop

EUREKA, Ca., (KIEM)- The Yurok Tribe hosts an Eel hook making workshop at their location on Erie street in Eureka.

Every year from late winter to early spring eels enter the Klamath River to spawn. It is a cultural tradition for the men of the tribe to teach young boys at the age of 10 how to create the hook from scratch and use it to hunt.

That way they will be able to harvest an abundance of Eels in order to put food on the table for their families when they’re older.

Once a boy is able to do so, that’s when he becomes a man.

And then they develop the camaraderie that comes from fishing on the river.