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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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Ep. 45: Ol’ Walter Vs. Sasquatch

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Ep. 45: Ol’ Walter Vs. Sasquatch

This week on Paranormal Panfishing we: use our alpha brain waves to pull Bigfoot out of the riprap, conduct a Loch Ness-style hunt for a mythical smallmouth, set our copper-protected spring bulbs to kill mode, and explore a black hole for 30 to 40 seconds before deciding we’ve seen worse places...
Ep. 44: Don’t Be Such a Meanmouth, Skylar

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Ep. 44: Don’t Be Such a Meanmouth, Skylar

This week on Home Shopping for Hook Sharpeners, we've got: lawn chairs you won’t find in any fly shop, a doorbell that lets eels get on with their lives, the perfect pocket accessories for your favorite jean jacket, and a spotted fish you can thank the French for discovering.   Connect with Joe...
Ep. 43: Prawn of the Dead

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Ep. 43: Prawn of the Dead

This week, at the bottom of the bait freezer, we’ve got: half-priced shrimp soaked in ant poison, bloodworms in need of a weed detox, grasshoppers that will still work OK if you just pay attention to your butt, and 393 extra perch harvested by a Michigan poacher that probably doesn’t care if you...
Ep. 42: Googans, Influencers, and Sages

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Ep. 42: Googans, Influencers, and Sages

This week, we ponder the true meaning of Memorial Day with an influencer’s ode to the song "Oh No," a sinking bar that probably won’t be crowded this weekend, the technology that may finally let you take your pet fish for a walk, and some sagely wisdom about true service and the healing power of...
Ep. 41: Supreme Bobber Fishing

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Ep. 41: Supreme Bobber Fishing

This week, we flip some float switches by indicating more strikes against Tenkara, dip into the secret lives of half-caffeinated fly shop workers, slip a wedding ring around a mullet and pray it doesn’t get mowed by a trevally, and bob around in a sea of stupid comments about the Fonz.   Connect...
Video: This Hack Will Help You Catch More Fish

Fishing

Video: This Hack Will Help You Catch More Fish

Every angler wants to catch more fish. This almost goes without saying, but it does often go with paying. Fishermen will happily spend money on new lures, flies, and baits looking for a magic bullet, or at minimum, something that will put a few more fish in the boat. The truth is, you can put a lot...
Grocery Store Baits That Kill

Freshwater

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

Freshwater

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...