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B-Side Fishing Episodes

Sweet And Salty Whiskers

S02 E04 Nov 26, 2021

Sweet And Salty Whiskers

Virginia’s James River is one of the best known blue catfisheries in the country, but what many people don’t realize is that these brutes mingle in the river’s low end with salty players like black drum and redfish. Joe Cermele teams up with swimbait guru Oliver Ngy to hunt a mixed bag in this salty...
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I'm Gonna Git You, Sucker

S02 E03 Nov 19, 2021

I'm Gonna Git You, Sucker

At best, a sucker is a good muskie bait. At worst, it’s a fish most people don’t even deem worthy of a nightcrawler. But Tyler Winter sees things differently. While the rest of us stress over prime real estate for glam species like walleye, bass, trout, Tyler enjoys equally hard fights in beautiful...
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The Snakehead Revival

S02 E02 Nov 12, 2021

The Snakehead Revival

It’s been more than 20 years since invasive snakeheads showed up in U.S. waters. Despite early fear about how devastating they would be, time and science have proven otherwise. Still, they are arguably the most hated fish in the country. But do you really understand what you’re hating? Joe Cermele...
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America Runs On Shad

S02 E01 Nov 5, 2021

America Runs On Shad

Are you a proud patriot? Then give thanks to the American shad. They are the most culturally significant fish in this country, and subsequently spawned an entire fishing subculture that Joe Cermele has been a part of since he was a kid. You’ll never look at shad the same again, especially after Joe...
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All I Want For Christmas Is Tautog

S01 E04 May 4, 2021

All I Want For Christmas Is Tautog

With dull gray scales, bulbous heads, and gnarly buck teeth, tautog aren't winning any beauty contests. But what they lack in looks they make up for in fight and flavor. Joe Cermele has been a member of the Northeast 'tog cult for decades, and breaks down why so many anglers can't wait to close out...
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Take The Newark Exit For Northern Pike

S01 E03 Apr 27, 2021

Take The Newark Exit For Northern Pike

The Passaic River winds through the most heavily populated part of North Jersey. A lot of it isn't pretty, but beneath all the overpasses and behind the miles of barbed wire that flank it, there's a healthy population of northern pike. Join Joe Cermele for an urban flyfishing adventure exploring...
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Pickerel In The Devil's Domain

S01 E02 Apr 20, 2021

Pickerel In The Devil's Domain

Chain pickerel get no respect. They're overshadowed by their pike and muskie cousins, but Joe Cermele has a soft spot for them. Join him as he targets these underappreciated predators in New Jersey's vast, eerie, and historic Pinelands National Reserve
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Jersey Mahi On The Pot

S01 E01 Apr 13, 2021

Jersey Mahi On The Pot

Joe Cermele heads to the lobster pot fields off the New Jersey coast, but he's not after crustaceans. The shade produced by the buoys tied to the pots attracts piles of mahi-mahi in late summer, creating a light-tackle fishery that rivals Key West's
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