B-Side Fishing

B-Side Fishing with Joe Cermele celebrates misunderstood, maligned, overlooked, or just plain cool fish and fisheries. New episodes every Tuesday.

4 videos
S1:E01: Jersey Mahi On The Pot
S1:E01: 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

S1-E02: Pickerel In The Devil's Domain
S1-E02: 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 under-appreciated predators in New Jersey's vast, eerie, and historic Pinelands National Reserve

S1-E03: Take The Newark Exit For Northern Pike
S1-E03: 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 this not-so-secret "secret" fishery

S1-E04: All I Want For Christmas Is Tautog
S1-E04: 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 their saltwater season chasing these oddballs

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