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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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Barracuda are a warm-water species found in many parts of the world. So why are other fish getting all the hype? Find out how you may be missing out.

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When it comes to the world of fishing, drones are impacting more than just videos. Scientists are now using drones to aid in the study of tuna. Find out how they're using this new tool to expand our knowledge of tuna.

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Exotic gamefish species abound in the warm West Coast waters. Find out what local anglers are seeing out there.

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Learn how fuel exploration today is affecting some special places for for hunting and fishing.

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Use of spinning blades is pretty popular in the freshwater bass angling community. Now the saltwater enthusiasts are catching on as well. See what all the fuss is about.

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An unusual lobster recently garnered a record price in China. Find out why this lobster was so special and how much it fetched.

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Find out why catch-and-release has worked out particularly well for one angler.

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Don't miss this roundup of the tools you need for successful catch-and-release fishing.

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Sometimes, it doesn't matter what gear you're using, or how you're using it. If you're in the wrong place, you're just not gonna get a bite. Here's why.

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It's interesting... out here in Southern California, there is commercial fishing and recreational fishing. Within recreational or sport fishing, there is no distinction between...