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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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Don’t judge saltwater catfish by the stories you hear! This father-daughter fishing adventure leads to an unexpected surprise.

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Want to shake things up this fall? Stay away from the traditional seasonal catches. This guide will show you how to target five popular species that are perfect for cool-weather fishing.

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Tenkara fishing is an ancient Japanese form of fly fishing that doesn't utilize a reel. It uses a long rod (typically telescoping) and just the line and fly to catch fish. Find out why its popularity is booming in the U.S.

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Hatchery programs remain open despite misgivings that fisheries biologists may have about hatchery fish. Could new regulations change that? Find out in this report.

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Discover what the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's largemouth-bass tagging operation revealed about this most popular freshwater gamefish.

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The elusive blue marlin, a fish so rare that one hadn't been caught in California waters since 1931. Until now. Read this captivating story.

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A young angler hauls in a record 618-lb. Atlantic bluefin tuna while fishing with parents in Nova Scotia. Read the amazing tale.

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Spotted bass are native to the Coosa River in Alabama and can be found in many of the Gulf states. Within their fisheries, there are usually largemouth as well. If you want to target spots, don't miss this useful guide.

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Most of us will never catch a double-digit fish. That's why the anglers on this list are at a level all their own. See how high they've raised the bar.

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Fall in the Northeast part of the country brings out a whole different kind of fly fishing. It's salty, and the fish are typically bigger than a trout! Find out what they're catching now.