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Hayden Sammak

Hayden Sammak

Hayden Sammak is the co-host of the Bent podcast, an outdoor writer, and an audio engineer at MeatEater. A transplant from Pennsylvania, he grew up learning to hunt, fish, and forage on the East Coast before making his home in Bozeman, Montana. If he's not at work, you can find him in the mountains.

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4-Year-Old Catches Record Golden Trout

Freshwater

4-Year-Old Catches Record Golden Trout

Editor's Note: This article was corrected and updated 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. Caroline May Evans is off to an auspicious start of her fishing career. The 4-year-old girl submitted a two-pound golden trout last week for official consideration in the IGFA “Small Fry” record book, which includes...
How to Trap Crayfish

Freshwater

How to Trap Crayfish

With water temperatures too hot to do much trout fishing in Southwest Montana, I found myself looking for ways to hit the river while leaving the fly rod at home. While I lamented the lack of after-work fishing to be had, my friend and Supervising Editor Sam Lungren suggested we go poke around the...
How to Catch Channel Catfish in Lakes and Ponds

Freshwater

How to Catch Channel Catfish in Lakes and Ponds

For my money, there’s no better way to spend a summer evening than catching channel catfish off the dock. I love the simplicity of it—no fancy boats, no expensive gear, no complicated rigs—just soaking bait and drinking beers with buddies, waiting on the next bite. Some people consider channel cats...