Author: Joe Cermele

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How to Spool a Spinning Reel: A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Spool a Spinning Reel: A Step-By-Step Guide

Why do you need to know how to spool a spinning reel the right way? Because anything can fail during a fishing trip. Your hook might bend [...]
The Best Tasting Fish Species

The Best Tasting Fish Species

Running down a list of the best tasting fish isn’t easy or totally fair. Taste is subjective, after all. It’s a matter of opinion. We coul [...]
Despite New State Record, Dogfish Are for the Dogs

Despite New State Record, Dogfish Are for the Dogs

The first fish I ever caught on a boat in the ocean was a dogfish, a.k.a. smooth dog shark. As a 7-year-old obsessed with Jaws and great w [...]
The Best Trout Lures You Can Buy

The Best Trout Lures You Can Buy

Updated Nov 7, 2022 12:46 PM I’ve got a few tattoos, one of which is a big hook-jaw brown on my leg. It’s [...]
How to Catch Northern Pike With Surface Flies

How to Catch Northern Pike With Surface Flies

There’s rarely a warning. Not with pike. When a striped bass attacks a topwater fly, you often see a boil or a swirl before the toilet flu [...]
50 Best Fishing Lures of All Time

50 Best Fishing Lures of All Time

Updated Oct 29, 2022 10:03 AM The Rapala Original Floating Minnow was developed in the 1930s. By the earl [...]
The Ultimate Guide to Spin Fishing for Fall Trout

The Ultimate Guide to Spin Fishing for Fall Trout

Spring will always be king for trout, no doubt, but I always look forward to the fall. In many ways, finding success is a bit more challen [...]
Florida Has Become the Budget-Friendly Amazon for Anglers

Florida Has Become the Budget-Friendly Amazon for Anglers

In early September, AOL News reported on a rare catch in South Florida. Artist and devout fly angler Eric Estrada reeled in what he initia [...]
How to Find the Best Deals on Fishing Tackle

How to Find the Best Deals on Fishing Tackle

I’ve met every kind of fishermen imaginable, and the one I like the least is the guy who insists that everything he has—from his socks to [...]
How to Catch Striped Bass with Spoon Lures

How to Catch Striped Bass with Spoon Lures

When it comes to fishing lures, one of the greatest crossover success stories has to be that of the Creek Chub Pikie Minnow. Released in 1 [...]
3 Tips on How to Catch False Albacore

3 Tips on How to Catch False Albacore

Your average offshore angler loathes false albacore—better known as bonita in the South and across the Gulf of Mexico. They’re not prized [...]
Oklahoma Wants Fishermen to Kill More Bass

Oklahoma Wants Fishermen to Kill More Bass

On September 11, news rules went into effect in Oklahoma that allow anglers to harvest smaller largemouth bass. Sooner State fishermen can [...]
Why Dolphins (Almost) Never Get Hooked by Anglers

Why Dolphins (Almost) Never Get Hooked by Anglers

The postcard was from Miami, Florida. If memory serves me correctly, it was taken in the 1920s. In the photo, a man in a full-brimmed hat [...]
Should This Giant New Zealand Trout Count as a Record?

Should This Giant New Zealand Trout Count as a Record?

On August 15, angler Rae Bushby landed a 30.31-pound rainbow trout in New Zealand’s famed Tekapo Canal. It’s “famed” because this is not t [...]
Best Speckled Trout Lures of 2022

Best Speckled Trout Lures of 2022

Published Aug 24, 2022 1:00 PM Speckled trout lures can be used to catch seatrout as far north as Souther [...]
Is Reintroducing Grayling in Michigan a Bad Idea?

Is Reintroducing Grayling in Michigan a Bad Idea?

As sport fish go, grayling are kind of oddballs. Most of us don’t live where they do, which gives these fish an exotic appeal. Growing up, [...]
Why Don’t People Eat Trash Fish?

Why Don’t People Eat Trash Fish?

What’s in a name? If you’re a Patagonian toothfish, the answer is the near demise of your species. In 1977, seafood wholesaler Lee Lantz k [...]
Crazy Fish Mounts, Snakehead Fishing, and River Muskies

Crazy Fish Mounts, Snakehead Fishing, and River Muskies

Longtime F&S fishing writer Joe Cermele has stepped up this week to settle the eternal debate of fly vs. spin, to weigh in walleyes an [...]
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