53 episodes

Low-brow fishing related (and loosely fishing related) rants, rumblings, and discussions from Field & Stream Fishing Editor and "Hook Shots" web series host Joe Cermele

The Hook Shots Podcast Joe Cermele

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    • 4.9, 115 Ratings

Low-brow fishing related (and loosely fishing related) rants, rumblings, and discussions from Field & Stream Fishing Editor and "Hook Shots" web series host Joe Cermele

    Hook Shots - JC & EK's Farewell Episode

    Hook Shots - JC & EK's Farewell Episode

    It's been real. It's been fun. It's been real f*****g fun! And we've loved every single minute of it. One last time together under the Hook Shots flag, Eric Kerber and I reflect on life, changes, and why you don't ever want to get piss drunk and sleep on an air hockey table.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Hook Shots #52 - The Truth About Living In A Van Down By The Inlet

    Hook Shots #52 - The Truth About Living In A Van Down By The Inlet

    How far does your fishing obsession take you? Would you fly a thousand miles from home all by yourself to live out of a rental car for 5 days? That's exactly what our good friend Jimmy Fee does every winter. His home state of Massachusetts scratches his surfcasting itch in the warmer months, but in January, Jim saves his sanity by packing up his striper tackle and putting it to use on the snook and redfish in Florida's Sebastian Inlet. We called him while he was still on site. What better way, we thought, to understand the psyche of this diehard than to talk to him during his final night of living in a Nissan Rogue.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Hook Shots #51 - Hardwater Hog Hunters Aren't Wired The Same

    Hook Shots #51 - Hardwater Hog Hunters Aren't Wired The Same

    When you hit the ice, are you willing to give up fast action to hunt for a trophy? Are you OK with blanking while the rest of crowd pounds on perch? Guide Bernie Keefe has been OK with the long shot for nearly 30 years. Funny thing is, the more time you spend swinging for the fences, the more attainable you make the home runs. These days, Keefe is one of the most sought-after trophy lake trout guides in the country. His reputation is staked on his ability to not only find the giants, but also fool them on artificial lures. He has been learning and experimenting and tweaking his program for decades, and adopting just a little of his strategy will result in far more glory on your home water than you get from just another pile of perch.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Hook Shots #50 - Let's All Go Taimen Fishing (In Spirit)

    Hook Shots #50 - Let's All Go Taimen Fishing (In Spirit)

    Taimen are the largest trout species in the world. To catch them, you throw flies that mimic squirrels. Of course, you have to be throwing those flies in Mongolia, which is a lofty—and costly—bucket list destination for most anglers. But Rich Hohne has been there. He's seen the pinnacle of trout fishing. But the way it all went down is the part of the story you don't see in sexy flyfishing videos zoomed in on the catching part. For all the dreamers, here's the BS-free version of the taimen experience, from take-off to landing...a 52-inch dinosaur.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Hook Shots #49 - The New Year's Fishing Resolutions Of Champions

    Hook Shots #49 - The New Year's Fishing Resolutions Of Champions

    Do you make a New Year's resolution tied to fishing? Maybe you plan to catch a new species. Maybe you need to brush up on a certain aspect of your game. Maybe there's a trophy that's been eluding you that you vow will fall in 2020. To close out the year, we called a pile of past podcast guests and put them on the spot to find out what they resolve to do on the fish front in the New Year. Their answers are impressive considering they were driving, at the DMV, at Taco Bell, and at work when we rang.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Hook Shots #48 - If You Can't Talk Jaws, Don't Talk To Me

    Hook Shots #48 - If You Can't Talk Jaws, Don't Talk To Me

    Have you ever wondered if the reel used in Jaws would actually land a 25-foot great white? Curious about what it's like being on a boat with the real life Quint? Host Joe Cermele and Hook Shots regular Captain Zach "Hammer" Miller's love of the film runs deep. They've also both got a few more insider connections to the movie than the average Jaws fan. Enter the labyrinth with the fellas and follow them through a rabbit hole of Jawsyness that gets you the head, the tail, the whole damned thing.

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

cciaravino ,

Miss it

I miss this podcast

BoracleBH ,

Unashamed and biased

I was lucky enough to be interviewed in one of these, so I’m going to tell anyone reading the truth. There is NO fishing podcast made with the blatant passion, attention to detail and care that HS receives. It does not exist elsewhere. I’ve sat for interview. I’ve been hosted on the boat of the host. No podcast matters the way that HS matters.

Try8 ,

Better than Joe Rogan

Dude your show is sick! Lots of great info and the content never gets old and too far off topic like other podcasts. Thanks for keeping it heavy! 🤘🏻

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