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Joe Sarmiento

Joe Sarmiento
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Joe is an avid saltwater angler. He grew up in Washington State on the south end of Puget Sound where he first started fishing as a boy catching perch, flounder, rockfish, and occasionally salmon. Today, Joe lives in Southern California where he fishes off beaches and jetties, kayaks, and sportfishing boats. Joe writes about his saltwater adventures in the SoCal Salty blog, and for Western Outdoor News.

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A climate change-prompted migration has created a major battle between North Carolina-based commercial fishermen and New York-based sports anglers. Find out what's at stake.

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Warmer water this summer from El Niño is going to this year's fishing dramatically. But that's just the beginning.

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In order for your drop shot to work effectively, you have to tie it correctly and use the right kind of hook. This article will teach you how.

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While many anglers consider the bowfin a trash fish, but one pro describes how he learned to appreciate this ancient fish.

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Learn what an expert bass angler calls "the three sides of the triangle" for successful bass fishing.

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Some unusual catches this year in the waters off Southern California and Baja, Mexico would seem to indicate that an El Niño is coming. Find out what's being caught and what to expect for this summer.

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Find out what the data collected through the Tarpon DNA Sampling Program reveals about this most prized of gamefish.

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This year, Washington fisheries managers are predicting a return that could rival anything in the last 50 or more years. Find out why this might be the year for you to go salmon fishing in Washington.

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This pair traveled to British Columbia to spend some quality father/son time fishing. What happened on their trip gave them the fish story of a lifetime.

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Find out why popper is the favorite bass bait of a professional guide from Alabama.