Fishing road trips with a punk-rock soundtrack, Field & Stream’s “Hook Shots” captures the culture of fishing from around the world.
No matter how you feel about snakeheads, one cannot deny that the cult of anglers that targets them for sport grows annually. Many of them—including Hook Shots host Joe Cermele—are downright obsessed with chasing snakeheads, and even anglers formally on the anti side are coming around. In part one of this two-part episode, Cermele teams up fellow snakehead hunters in two Virginia locations to help paint a clearer picture of what makes them tick. Hint: It's the killer topwater smashes.
- Lake Picachos is a relative newcomer on the Mexican bass scene. A sister lake to renowned El Salto, Picachos has only been stocked for ten years, yet the reproduction rate of the fish has been staggering. Chocked full of Florida-strain largemouths and shallower than other area lakes, Picachos is a fly angler's dream where you can expect big numbers and plenty of fish in the 3- to 6-pound range. Host Joe Cermele and photographer Tim Romano camp out at Anglers Inn along Picachos' shore to escape the February cold and see just how big a hurt they can put on this new fishery.