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Miles Nolte

Miles Nolte

Miles has been an outdoor writer and editor for more than a decade and was a fishing guide for even longer than that. He’s the former Angling Editor at Gray’s Sporting Journal and author of The Alaska Chronicles.

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Fish Eggs and Duck Guts: An Old Myth Redefined

Freshwater

Fish Eggs and Duck Guts: An Old Myth Redefined

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head-to-head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids. A few years ago, our...
Ice Anglers Catch Big Muskie on Transducer

Ice Fishing

Ice Anglers Catch Big Muskie on Transducer

This article comes from the Bent Fishing Podcast’s “Fish News” segment, where hosts Joe Cermele and Miles Nolte go head to head to find and report the most interesting and amusing fishy stories across sources far and wide—from respected scientific journals to trashy tabloids.  On Jan. 16, Jon Kuznia...
Bar Room Banter: Mysterious Eel Sex in the Bermuda Triangle

Freshwater

Bar Room Banter: Mysterious Eel Sex in the Bermuda Triangle

Chances are, you haven’t given freshwater eels much thought. I mean, sure, they were a staple food of the native tribes that lived on the East Coast and fed the starving Mayflower voyagers upon reaching the New World, but for some reason these 4-foot-long, slimy, bug-eyed, snake-looking fish didn’t...
Das Boat Episode 6: The Final Leg

Catfish

Das Boat Episode 6: The Final Leg

Long river trips might be my favorite adventures. They’re like backcountry pack trips without pack animals. Rivers can take you deep into some wild places aboard a vessel that will carry far more than the basic necessities, doesn’t require feeding, and never bucks you off—at least not intentionally...
Das Boat Episode 5: Georgia Homecoming

Freshwater

Das Boat Episode 5: Georgia Homecoming

Revisiting a favorite fishing spot that you haven’t been to in awhile can be a fraught experience. What if it’s not as good as you remember? What if some yahoo buddy of yours blew up your spot on social media and everybody and their sister started fishing it? What if the fish are still there, but...
Buy Lures Handmade by the MeatEater Crew; Support Bahamas Hurricane Relief

Saltwater

Buy Lures Handmade by the MeatEater Crew; Support Bahamas Hurricane Relief

A writer I dig, John Gierach, once wrote, “There are only two types of anglers: those in your party and the assholes.” While I’ve cursed plenty of people on the water, I also have full confidence that, were I in need of help, a fellow fisherman would put himself in harm’s way to do so. I’ve seen it...
Das Boat Episode 4: Florida’s Bassy (and Grassy) Heart

Bass

Das Boat Episode 4: Florida’s Bassy (and Grassy) Heart

Okeechobee: The Heart of Florida The center of Florida’s circulatory system sits right in the middle of the state. Lake Okeechobee spreads across 700 square miles of freshwater and grass. Oh yeah, and bass. Lots of largemouth bass, some of the largest and most notorious bass in the country, prowl...
Das Boat Episode 3: Cal Goes to Florida

Saltwater

Das Boat Episode 3: Cal Goes to Florida

The journey continues… Wildlife refuges aren’t always well understood, but they represent one of this country’s greatest ideas. Game species are more resilient than we sometimes give them credit for, and populations can survive and rebound from major setbacks if they have the right habitat. Contrary...
Episode 2 of Das Boat, Our New Fishing Show, Available Now!

Freshwater

Episode 2 of Das Boat, Our New Fishing Show, Available Now!

Most great cities are situated around water. But urban landscapes aren’t what most of us think about when we imagine great fishing trips. Cities have a history of polluting their adjacent waterways, but many American population centers have worked hard over the past generation to clean up their...
MeatEater’s New Show “Das Boat” Available Now

Fishing

MeatEater’s New Show “Das Boat” Available Now

It all started with a boat. A 1955 Lund, to be specific—pea-green paint sloughing off in sheets, tethered to a listing dock on a 15-acre lake. I caught my first bass out of that boat, and countless others after. Its equally-aged outboard provided my first lessons in mechanics and, when I couldn’t...