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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. 76: Piano Wire and Power Bait

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Ep. 76: Piano Wire and Power Bait

This week in the Amity Island classifieds, we place an ad for 500 unwanted armoured catfish, sell you on stocked steelhead and make a little dough, buy horrible 90s movies on VHS and feed them to mako sharks, and have a casual encounter with our lack of US Naval history. Connect with Joe, Hayden...
4 Misconceptions About Mousing for Trout

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4 Misconceptions About Mousing for Trout

Warm blood oozes from the eye sockets of a mouse clenched in the hook jaws of a big brown trout. Have you bought that T-shirt yet? There are plenty of similar rodent-themed wearables and stickers and Buffs out there now, because over the last five years or so, fly anglers have become obsessed with...
Ep. 75: My Crappie Swing Has Mad FG-Force

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Ep. 75: My Crappie Swing Has Mad FG-Force

This week on “Frayed Family Ties,” we: teach your child how to earn an iPod with a knife and a thirst for cod blood, go float-n-fly dunking for suspended fishing licenses, make a case for a knot that apparently only dorks use, and grab a drink at a trouty bar with its own theme song. Connect with...
Ep. 74: Gloves Off, Jet Boat Cowboy

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Ep. 74: Gloves Off, Jet Boat Cowboy

This week on “Fishin’ With Omicron Wilson,” we: take our mittens deep into Brown Town and wipe the place up, slide over a few rock bars in Mad Max’s fishing sled, make it rain gizzard shad, and answer your burning question about eating delicious trophy breeders. Connect with Joe, Hayden, and...
Pick Up a Spin Rod to Become a Better Fly Angler

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Pick Up a Spin Rod to Become a Better Fly Angler

The Drunk & Disorderly is one of my all-time favorite trout streamers. It’s also one of the most complex patterns ever created. The placement of every feather, the order of each type of body material, isn’t simply cosmetic nor accidental. It has a reason. The mallard flank tied in flat over the tail...
Ep. 73: Ball Drops and Salmon Alibis

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Ep. 73: Ball Drops and Salmon Alibis

The week, we close out 2021 with a drunken roundtable about severed ears, vow to give the Tasmanian Devil a crack for truck trout, tell our wives we’re mud shark fishing as a cover for a nudie bar crawl, and regret to inform you it’s time to take that Bass Pro hat out behind the barn. Connect with...
Ep. 72: Crashing Santa’s Slay-fest

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Ep. 72: Crashing Santa’s Slay-fest

This week, we celebrate Christmas Eve by telling you the best knock-off spinner to jam in your stocking, where to find bass that are all lips and hips, why Santa is qualified to represent the LBC, and why he’s not qualified to be a successful flats fisherman. Connect with Joe, Hayden, and MeatEater...
Ep. 71: Pro Tips For Lizard Lickers

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Ep. 71: Pro Tips For Lizard Lickers

This week on the weigh-in stage, we give Brandon Palanuik a huge fake check just so he’ll hang out with us for a little while, Carl Jocumsen talks about the art of stump grinding, we find the real Batman (but he’s not big enough to keep), and raise a glass to a huge win for the Everglades. Connect...
Ep. 70: Pop Go the Spoon Censors

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Ep. 70: Pop Go the Spoon Censors

This week on “Breaking Bad Knots,” we: take a deep dive into the dam malfunction that shook the fly world, let the air out of a client’s dream trip without them knowing it, explore the sexy past of a now mundane lure, and bait you with Bubble Tape and Razzles. Connect with Joe, Hayden, and MeatEater...
Ep. 69: Nice Carp-skie There, Bud

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Ep. 69: Nice Carp-skie There, Bud

This week, we head to Canada to learn where leeches come from, confirm that muskies are still “fun as frick” to catch even when they’re too easy, find out that your mullet looks better with perch than bowfin, and get mad at sharks for ruining your rookie season in bonefishing. Connect with Joe...