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Miles Nolte

Miles Nolte

Miles Nolte is the Director of Fishing at MeatEater. 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...
Bar Room Banter: Mysterious Eel Sex in the Bermuda Triangle

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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

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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

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

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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...
Changing Tastes: Two Wild Meats You Might Be Wrong About

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Changing Tastes: Two Wild Meats You Might Be Wrong About

Admitting you like antelope is a bit like saying your favorite college football team is the Miami Hurricanes or that Jeffrey Dahmer was just misunderstood. –David Draper No self-respecting, true North Woods fisherman would be caught participating in such fishing debauchery as a festival celebrating...
Ethical Killing: What About Fish?

Freshwater

Ethical Killing: What About Fish?

My truck doesn’t have a temperature gauge. If the starter lags like an old-ass Labrador coughing itself off the floor, the air is probably below zero. This was one of those mornings, a good day for ice fishing. Thick ice is safe ice. Rick’s truck does have a temperature gauge, and it glowed -8 as we...