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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.

Recent Posts

An Ice Fishing Lesson for Open-Water Pickerel

Freshwater

An Ice Fishing Lesson for Open-Water Pickerel

Six minutes had elapsed and the pickerel never flinched. It’s body was angled slightly downward, and aside from the most delicate flutter of its pectoral fins, it was statuesque. Just a few inches in front of its face, my shiner swam in tight circles. It wasn’t frantic. The bait just maintained a...
Joe Cermele Feb 25, 2022
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Lessons From Trout Fishing With Kids

Freshwater

Lessons From Trout Fishing With Kids

I don’t think I'd appreciate wild trout so much if I didn’t spend so many years chasing stocked trout. For me, growing up in New Jersey, it wasn't that wild fish weren’t available, it just took effort and time to get to them. Meanwhile, there were four stocked streams within 5 miles of my house...
Joe Cermele Feb 11, 2022
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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...
Joe Cermele Jan 20, 2022
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Pick Up a Spin Rod to Become a Better Fly Angler

Fly

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...
Joe Cermele Jan 6, 2022
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