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Best Bass Fishing Lakes in the US

You know what time it is, everyone? It’s time to make some lists. Just ask our wives, we love making lists especially because we have the data to generate some meaningful data. Here, we determine top bass spots based on...

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Best Trout Fishing Lakes in the US

Well, it’s that time again… time to take stock of the HookandBullet.com annual list of Top Trout Fishing in the USA. We determine top trout spots based on input from our readers, how frequently a trout fishing body...

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Engel Live Bait Cooler Review

Engel Live Bait Cooler Review

Engel has been making coolers, and live bait coolers, for a long time. During that time, they've made small incremental improvements to this already awesome cooler. We admire a brand that continues to make it's products better even after it's known to be at the top of...

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Best Spinning Reels Under $100

Best Spinning Reels Under $100

We always need to ensure we use the right fishing equipment for the right situation. Spinning reels are no different, and $100 gets a very nice fishing reel that you can expect to last for many days of fishing. We need to consider the following factors when making our...

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The Best Hooks for Catfish – Our 2021 Reviews

The Best Hooks for Catfish – Our 2021 Reviews

There are various hooks to choose from on the market today, and at times picking the right one for your application can be overwhelming, especially for newer catfish anglers. For this reason, we went ahead and picked out what we deemed as the five best hooks for...

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Best Tackle Box Setup for Beginners: 11 Things to Carry

Best Tackle Box Setup for Beginners: 11 Things to Carry

If you’re new to fishing and are looking for a solid starter setup for tackle, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re going to go over what all you need to carry to make your first few fishing trips fun and easy to navigate. Some of the things you’ll always want in your...

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11 Best Homemade Catfish Bait Recipes

11 Best Homemade Catfish Bait Recipes

Over the years, I have tried various things to lure in catfish. I have used both live baits and manufactured baits, as well as some one-off things like candied worms and fish. However, it wasn’t until a few years ago when I started to experiment with homemade catfish...

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13 Best Catfish Bait Ideas You Must Try

13 Best Catfish Bait Ideas You Must Try

Are you just getting started catfishing? Or, maybe you need some ideas for new catfish baits to try. Check out these 13 best catfish bait ideas to get yourself on the right track. Catfish are opportunistic eaters and will strike just about anything from soft plastics...

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The Best Catfish Bait for Any Occasion

The Best Catfish Bait for Any Occasion

We put together this comprehensive review to help you find the best catfish bait to meet your needs. Whether you are just starting or needing help improving your catfishing game, we put these five baits to the test to help you reach your bag limit on your next outing....

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Latest Articles

What Is Noodling Catfish and Is It Ethical?

What Is Noodling Catfish and Is It Ethical?

You’ve probably seen television shows like Hillbilly Handfishin’ and Mudcats, where they pull up monstrous flathead catfish with their bare hands and wondered how they accomplished such a feat. This technique of catfishing is known as noodling. Some anglers like...

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The Best Hooks for Catfish – Our 2021 Reviews

The Best Hooks for Catfish – Our 2021 Reviews

There are various hooks to choose from on the market today, and at times picking the right one for your application can be overwhelming, especially for newer catfish anglers. For this reason, we went ahead and picked out what we deemed as the five best hooks for...

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Catfishing FAQs: Do Catfish Have Teeth?

Catfishing FAQs: Do Catfish Have Teeth?

You have probably read before that catfish have three sharp spines that can puncture you, but what other parts of the catfish can cause you harm? Do catfish have teeth? Do their barbels sting? Should you lip them? We answer all of these frequently asked questions new...

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How to Unhook a Catfish

How to Unhook a Catfish

Do you constantly struggle to unhook catfish? Does the thought of handling catfish scare you because you’re afraid of getting punctured by one of their sharp spines? In this tutorial, you will learn how to unhook a catfish like a seasoned angler. Catfish have tough,...

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How to Tie a Snell Knot

How to Tie a Snell Knot

Are you looking for a “no-fail” knot for reeling in those trophy-sized catfish? The snell knot is one of the strongest knots you can use when fishing. They are incredibly fantastic for catfishing and are the most effective when tied onto a circle hook. In this...

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Catfishing FAQs: Do Catfish Have Scales?

Catfishing FAQs: Do Catfish Have Scales?

A fish’s scales act as a protective layer over its bodies, shielding them from parasitic infections and physical injuries caused by predators and other external elements. Scales also help a fish swim by reducing drag and water resistance. After reading all of this,...

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Best Tackle Box Setup for Beginners: 11 Things to Carry

Best Tackle Box Setup for Beginners: 11 Things to Carry

If you’re new to fishing and are looking for a solid starter setup for tackle, you’ve come to the right spot. We’re going to go over what all you need to carry to make your first few fishing trips fun and easy to navigate. Some of the things you’ll always want in your...

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How to Clean a Catfish in 8 Easy Steps

How to Clean a Catfish in 8 Easy Steps

When most people look at a catfish, they see a smelly, ugly whiskered fish. However, when I see a catfish, all I can think about is: how delicious it’s going to taste smothered in a beer batter and fried until it’s crispy and golden brown. In this tutorial, you will...

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