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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. 59: Throwing Freedom Loops at War Eagles

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Ep. 59: Throwing Freedom Loops at War Eagles

This week on “Locked Up Abroad While Fishing," we: channel our inner Lefty Kreh to prove we’re not drug smugglers, tell you how much drag pressure you need to reel in a pipe bomb, ask you to help Phil Taylor I.D. the only fish he’s ever caught, and partake in a shady Mexican spinnerbait deal...
Ep. 58: Check Your Bugger Ducks at the Door

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Ep. 58: Check Your Bugger Ducks at the Door

This week, we bid a warm passive-aggressive goodbye to our beloved co-host Miles Nolte. Brad Leone caters the farewell party with gas station fugu and spicy crab tots, plus, we sell you on flies made of duct tape and go on a quest for elusive “brown snakeheads” (which is not a euphemism for turds...
Ep. 57: Drunk and Disorderly Pastors

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Ep. 57: Drunk and Disorderly Pastors

On this week’s episode of "Fishing Cabin Confessions," we: remind you to smash the barb on your heel before sticking your foot in your mouth, explain why religious figures turn into sailors when they step onto fishing boats, hallucinate baby tarpon in the rocky mountains, and appreciate the finer...
Ep. 56: Looking Fly In That Goochie

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Ep. 56: Looking Fly In That Goochie

In this week’s box of stale Lucky Charms, we dig up the issues I have with my father dooming most fishing trips, send in a proof of purchase for some souvenir water, stretch the crumbs to get one more bowl full of walleye, and put the hex on the miserable human that robs children of hatchery mutants...
Das Boat Northeast is Here!

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Das Boat Northeast is Here!

I’ve traveled all over the world to fish, but I call the Northeast home. And what I’ve learned in all those years on the road is that I don’t think I could ever stop calling the Northeast home. Yeah, it’s crowded and noisy, the taxes are insane and the highways are clogged, but it’s tough to beat...
Ep. 55: High Hooks In Love Handles

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Ep. 55: High Hooks In Love Handles

The week on “E.R. For Eel Trappers,” we: stitch up a swimmer that yelled “shark” in Detroit, tell you how buying oranges is the same as going to medical school, threaten to draw blood over insane streams laws in Utah, and pass out at the site of Miles Nolte’s uncle.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and...
Ep. 54: This One Time, At Dolphin Camp. . .

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Ep. 54: This One Time, At Dolphin Camp. . .

This week, campers, join us for a battery-powered scavenger hunt in blue ribbon trout water, put the Gameboy down long enough to catch a record Chinook, take a course on shooting fish photos that won’t make you look like a psychopath, and remember to knock on the outhouse door before entering...
Ep. 53: Leave the Mudshark, Take the Cannoli

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Ep. 53: Leave the Mudshark, Take the Cannoli

This week in the Bent Protection Program: Frank Crescitelli explains why he can never show his face in Manhattan, a listener tells you which bar to hide out in Upstate when things get tense, Joe Demalderis gives you the only three knots you need to survive life underground, and Cermele defends his...
Ep. 52: Flogging Pig Meat

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Ep. 52: Flogging Pig Meat

This week on the Bent first birthday fishing extravaganza, we: peek behind the curtain on Bob the Garbageman’s intimate home life, learn how the cheapskates won big at this year’s industry fishing trade show, get creepy on a secluded Massachusetts island while striper fishing, and finally reveal the...
Ep. 51: The Tuggy Is The Druggy

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Ep. 51: The Tuggy Is The Druggy

This week in “Boat Shopper For Broke People,” we: jump on the Night Hawk with Brad Leone to fill burlap sacks with bluefish, appease the 5,000 fans making sure we know sand boxes will float, get our septums pierced with a worm blower, and search for a long lost hippy.   Connect with Joe, Miles, and...