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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. 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...

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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...

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Ep. 33: Lewd Taxidermy at the Palomino Rodeo

Today on "Name That Smell," we’ve got: severed feet on the rocks of the Pacific Northwest, a Glade Plug-in prototype combining human waste and sweet Hawaiian salt air, a musty skin mount that captures predators doing the big dirty, and an eau de tyranny and conspiracy in the world of As...

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Ep. 32: Dredging Rasta Beads on Trout Island

In this week’s all-inclusive resort package: enjoy a continental breakfast featuring threatened Gulf sturgeon pickled in fish tears, take a spinning class that will make fly anglers question your morals, have your hair braided just in time to ruin your fifth grade reputation, and cap off the day...

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Ep. 31: Pick a Finger and Feed It to a Pike

This week on Fish-Story Science Theater, Mike Iaconelli dissects vintage lingerie to learn what turns bass on, we prove Montana anglers could benefit from being a bit more metal, we jackhammer fish eggs to see if any stick to the moon, and observe the natural behavior of buffalo soldiers and Senko...

Freshwater

MeatEater Has a New Short Film

On Jan. 4, 2021, Michigan Judge Daniel Pulter denied a wetlands permit that Canadian mining company Aquila Resources needed in order to move forward on an open-pit sulfide mine along the Menominee River. The Menominee forms the border between Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It...

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Ep. 30: Chattering Teeth at the Power Line Hole

This week on the free road map to angling attractions: Visit the tool shed where Javier the Russian apparently filleted two world-record stripers, drop by the Ye Olde Bait Foundry to watch internet geniuses craft an overnight sensation, stand on the site of the Great Asshat Lake Trout Massacre of...

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Ep. 29: The Complete Guide To Ice Fishing In Tahiti

In this week’s fish police blotter:  We question Wooderson about mind-altering tip-up tactics, investigate how missing lunch money ended up in the back of a toad brown’s throat, ask for the public’s help locating an arapaima angler, and stake out the tarpon godfather to grab intel on his secrets to...

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Ep. 28: Muskie Shoot-Outs at the Kentucky Cod Corral

This week on “The Reel World: Fond Du Lac,” the Puck stops here: we get serious about caviar, Captain Abbie Schuster riles the locals with a beer bomb, we hook a gift horse right in your face, and leave you with recipes for Davenport sole, Peorian hake, and other fish that don’t actually exist...

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Ep. 27: De-Icing the Squirt Squid with Hot Koi Soup

In this chapter of “GWAR and Peace,” we ridicule people that leave the plastic wrap on their rod grips, make a Dolomite-smallmouth connection that short circuits Mandy Uhrich, two-step our way to sight fishing failure, and ring in Valentine’s Day with an X-rated soiree in the marlin scene.   Connect...