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Joe Cermele

Joe Cermele

Joe Cermele is MeatEater’s Senior Fishing Editor based on the East Coast. He has written several books and is the former fishing editor of Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. If it swims, Joe wants to catch it—and write, podcast, and shoot videos about it here at MeatEater.

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Grocery Store Baits That Kill

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Grocery Store Baits That Kill

When I was a kid, there were five bait and tackle shops in my hometown. Today, there are zero. I mean, yeah, we’ve got the big-box joints, but they lack more than the character and friendly faces of the mom-and-pop shops—they lack bait variety. Back in the day, you could buy three sizes of worms...
Ep. 39: Offset Hooks and Confused Billionaires

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Ep. 39: Offset Hooks and Confused Billionaires

This week on Lifestyles of the Rich and Non-Outdoorsy: We guide a celebrity through millions of acres of land he’s not sure if he owns, question our broker about stock in Minnesota walleyes, have our life coach explain that fish don’t actually exist, and boost our catch portfolio by offsetting our...
The Beginner’s Guide To Bowfin Fishing

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The Beginner’s Guide To Bowfin Fishing

Over the years, I’ve found that anglers fall into one of three categories in regard to bowfin. They’re either pro-bow, anti-bow, or bow-curious. I’m so pro-bow I could be the president of the national bowfin fan club if such a thing existed, but I can’t say I’ve been a zealot my entire life. I only...
Ep. 38: Shake a Leg for Pike Minnows

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Ep. 38: Shake a Leg for Pike Minnows

This week on Mythbusters for mackerel jiggers: We take the vegan out of “Seaspricacy” to enhance the flavor of the truth, learn how to ruin a Canadian’s dinner with the first rule of boating, get our calves in shape by skipping every leg day and just going catfishing, and throw darts at a bunch of...
Ep. 37: Dropping Rhymes For Flying Muskies

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Ep. 37: Dropping Rhymes For Flying Muskies

This week on our sweet demo tape: We swallow a big Hex bug while we’re coming through the pass, fail to secure permits to bring a live tiger to the fishing expo, grab a tuna by the tail and hang on for 9 whole hours, and make sarcastic comments to the customs agent rifling through our tackle bag...
How to Choose the Right Fishing Lure Color

Freshwater

How to Choose the Right Fishing Lure Color

The cliche way to kick off any article about selecting lure colors is to suggest that you’re overwhelmed by the process. There are just sooo many options at Wal-Mart you wind up in the fetal position, shaking on the floor in aisle 35 from the mental stress that comes with choosing five lure colors...
Ep. 36: Peanut Bunker And Foosball

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Ep. 36: Peanut Bunker And Foosball

In this week’s ode to striper snipers: A French guy gets his ass beat by Montauk’s finest nor’easter, our correspondent reviews a bar where your grandma is KO’ing surfcasting rowdies, we chunk 200 pounds of whale vomit hoping to get a nibble from investors, and call off the search for the most...
MeatEater Has a New Fishing Show!

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MeatEater Has a New Fishing Show!

When you’re a passionate angler living in a crowded state—in my case, one stereotyped as the land of highways, malls, and refineries—you have two choices: Move out or adapt. I chose the latter—finding fish, serenity, and beauty between the Olive Gardens and Costcos in Dirty Jersey. I specialize in...
Ep. 35: Billy Wants A State-Record Goldfish

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Ep. 35: Billy Wants A State-Record Goldfish

This week, we make Billy’s Christmas extra special by getting him a canoe that definitely might float, a set of binos and a safari vest for a bird watching adventure with more fish than eagles, a fire extinguisher that will kill 25 Cohos in one blast, and lure from Jersey that tried to give the...
Ep. 34: Discount Poles At The Flying J

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Ep. 34: Discount Poles At The Flying J

This week on the Back to the Future fishing podcast, we revisit the 80s to chase northern pike in nuthugger shorts, provide tips for saving your pager from an accidental dunking, fish for hotdogs in a truck stop parking lot, and breakdown a lure (and punk record) that changed the way we mosh while...