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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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It's good to know how to gaff. You never know when you may need to gaff your own fish or help out a buddy get that big catch in the boat. Here's how it's done.

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A long-running restoration project to reintroduce native Southern Appalachian brook trout to several streams in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been a success. Find out what that means for local anglers.

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Learn more about a gamefish that's becoming more and more popular -- keta (or chum) salmon.

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The grub has been around for more than 40 years. It found its way into tackle boxes originally for freshwater bass fishermen. Here's everything you should know about this perennially popular lure.

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Unsure what kind of hook you need? We'll help you get a better idea of your choices. First, take a closer look at extra wide gap and worm hooks.

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Pros offer tips on how to get started fishing for trout in the winter.

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If you're thinking about taking the plunge and treating yourself during this holiday season, we'll help you pick out the right kayak.

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Find out how Congress is acting to protect the traditional lead fishing tackle, which has recently come under fire.

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Get a peek into the secret world of Hawaiian ulua fishermen.

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Some states seem to get it, while others just don't. With new year-round fishing, Vermonters have hit the jackpot. Read how the regulations have changed the state of fishing in the Green Mountain State.