Authors Posts by Joe Sarmiento

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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Find out why federal regulators approved an early closure of West coast commercial sardine fishing.

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Discover one way professional bass angler Mike Iaconnelli stays on top of the game. It's something the majority of anglers have likely never considered.

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Professional angler and family man, Brent Ehrler, displays the mastery of his trade in the desert landscape of Southern California. Watch as he takes his young son, Ollie, on one of his first fishing adventures, and passes on the legacy of his sport.

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Watch as a triggerfish tears a spiny lobster limb from limb.

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Watch these anglers pick their way across slippery rocks to catch grass rockfish and cabezon. You'll be shocked when you see how big some of fish are right there in the shallows.

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These anglers find themselves in the middle of a halibut frenzy, with the fish jumping out of the water and biting bare hooks. Watch this unique video.

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You’ve been cooped up all winter, and now you’re greeted with miserable early-spring fishing conditions. Don’t freak out. These expert game plans will help you rip monsters from the chilly, swollen murk.

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Ever have food fight its way out of your mouth? No? Then be thankful you're not the shark in this wild video.

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If you're going to release fish, you need to learn how to do it in the best way possible. You want to give the fish the opportunity to fight another day. Here are some great tips to make sure you're doing it right.

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This manatee gives an ocean paddle boarder the ride of his life. Watch the amazing video.