Joe Cermele - Meateater


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Joe Cermele is MeatEater’s Senior Fishing Editor based on the East Coast. He has written several books and is the former fishing editor of Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. If it swims, Joe wants to catch it—and write, podcast, and shoot videos about it at MeatEater.

Ross speaks to Joe about the creation of Hook Shots and the Hook Shots Podcast, his writing career for Outdoor Life and Field and Stream and his new gig at There's also plenty of smack talk as you might expect with these two.

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Episodes (14)

Episode 10 · 1 month ago

E10 Nathaniel Welch - Pro Photographer

In Episode 10 of the Bigwater Fishing Podcast Ross Robertson welcomes photographer Nathaniel Welch. Welch lists hunting and fishing photography as his favorite and has shot covers for Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and many other outdoor publications and products. He has also photographed pro athletes and public figures like Serena and Venus Williams, James Harrison, Donald Trump, Tom Petty and many others. Welch shares his stories about 3 Donald Trump photoshoots and many of his other subjects . He offers photography tips and tricks on how to shoot better fishing and hunting photos. Check out his work at

Episode 9 · 2 months ago

Scott Stecher - Reef Runner Lures

In Episode 9 of the Bigwater Fishing Podcast Ross Robertson welcomes Scott Stecher of Reef Runner Lures. Scott talks about the early years of Reef Runner and where the company is headed. Reef Runner is known for their cicadas, 800, and the new 44 Mag. There is also a great discussion on the colors and styles that work best for Lake Erie Walleye.

Episode 8 · 3 months ago

Marshal Yanda - 8 Time NFL Pro Bowler

On this episode of the Bigwater Fishing Podcast Ross welcomes Marshal Yanda. Marshal Yanda is a former American football offensive lineman who played 13 years with Baltimore and was an 8-time Pro-Bowler. He played college football at the University of Iowa, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent his entire 13-year career with the Ravens.

Recently retired, Yanda is an avid fisherman who often takes fishing trips in the offseason. Ross Robertson talks to him about his weight loss, walleye fishing trips, his saltwater fishing trips, and football career with the Iowa Hawkeyes and Baltimore Ravens and his plans for retirement.

Yanda talks about his career highlights, some of his former teammates including how he laid out Ray Lewis in practice, getting tased on a dare as a rookie and Lamar Jackson's future in the NFL.

Episode 7 · 3 months ago

Travis Hartman ODNR -Division of Wildlife

Travis Hartman is administrator of the  @OhioDNR  Lake Erie fish management program.

Hartman leads the Sandusky and Fairport Harbor research stations, which assesses and manages fisheries in Lake Erie’s Western and Central basins and their tributary streams. Hartman has worked as a fisheries biologist for the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s Sandusky Fish Research Unit since 2003.