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Spiny Lobsters With Jackie: A Mean Trick … Or Am I Really That Bad?

Tonight’s episode of Hook, Line & Dinner really tested me. Though it lacked the barracuda danger I encountered during my last trip to the Bahamas, this time around, the Caribbean definitely felt a lot more challenging. When I heard that a local diver would be taking me on a hunt for spiny lobsters, I thought […]

Finding Fishing in New York City

This week on Hook, Line & Dinner, I head to the Big Apple to prove that New York City is really just one giant fishing village. One key person in tonight’s episode is my good buddy Pastor Phil. To help you appreciate him, here’s a little background. One day while I was fishing from the […]

The Illusive, Invasive and Infamous Snakehead Fish

It’s safe to say I can get a little carried away on Hook, Line & Dinner, a little overly involved. Well, tonight is a prime example. I decided I was going to catch a snakehead fish, no matter what. My relationship with the snakehead fish started a long time ago when I worked for the […]

Ooh, Barracuda!

Every episode of Hook, Line & Dinner needs a theme, and tonight’s is danger. And no, the threat isn’t the poisonous lionfish or the large sharks I swam with. It’s the barracuda, and not because of their size and sharp teeth and penchant for chasing after swimmers. Throughout the episode, I make light of the […]

Fishing (and Surfing) in The Big Apple

New York is not the first place you think of when it comes to seafood, surfing and fishing. In fact, when I moved there more than 12 years ago, I was quite sure my days as a waterman were over. But boy, was I wrong. My first great discovery was surfing in Queens. One day, […]

Five Generations of Crabbing in Smith Island, Maryland

This week on Hook, Line & Dinner, I get a lesson in what it means to be in the family business. And no, not a Godfather-style family business. I’m talking about the Marshall family’s fifth-generation crabbing business on Smith Island. Smith Island is a small island in the Chesapeake Bay, just north of Maryland’s border […]

The Sport Fishing Capital of the World

In this week’s episode of Hook, Line & Dinner, I’m heading down to Islamorada, FL — the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. I’m not after just one type of fish; I’m trying to catch them all. The key to cooking your fresh-out-of-the-water fish is to keep it light, simple and whatever you do, don’t […]

My Quest to Hook a Tyee

On this week’s Hook, Line & Dinner, I head to Canada on a quest to hook my first Tyee. Tyee, the Canadian Aboriginal peoples’ original word for “chief” or “big one,” now refers to chinook salmon, which are plentiful in the Campbell River near Vancouver Island. If I can snag a 30-pounder, I’ll become a […]

The Ultimate Seafood Road Trip

Ben Sargent lives for seafood. He’s a fisherman, restaurateur, chef and overall seafood fanatic who’s ready to take you on another amazing adventure: Season two of Hook, Line & Dinner premieres tonight at 8pm on Cooking Channel. This season, Ben continues his cross-country seafood road trip on his tricked-out motorcycle (which you should totally check out here) in pursuit of the […]

The Secret(s) to Ben Sargent’s Famous Lobster Roll

For about a year, Ben Sargent sold lobster rolls out of his Greenpoint, Brooklyn apartment. He was dealing 150 buttery, succulent, fresh-from-the-sea sandwiches per night — illegally. Then, just as he was about to go legit, while he was away taping a pilot for a show on seafood for Cooking Channel, his underground lobster pound […]

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