Dean Ween takes to the seas

Mickey Melchiondo, the erstwhile “Dean Ween” of the recently disbanded Ween, has his eyes on a new career in reality television. According to, the New Jersey native is planning a fishing oriented show with Les Claypool of Primus. How did he get to this point? From

During downtime from the band five years ago, Melchiondo earned his Coast Guard captain’s license. He purchased a 23-foot watercraft, launched Mickey’s Guide Service and documented select trips on video with a 12-episode web series, “Brownie Troop Fishing Show.”

Read more and check out some video of Melchiondo fishing on the Jersey shore at

Right here.


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