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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 Catfish Rods for Beginners and Pros

The Best Catfish Rods for Beginners and Pros

Many factors go into buying the right rod; you have to look at the rod material, shape, length, power, action, and what type of reel it suits. For this reason, we grouped these five best catfish rods in this complete buyer’s guide. In this product roundup, we will...

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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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Latest Articles

How to Identify Freshwater and Saltwater Catfish Species

How to Identify Freshwater and Saltwater Catfish Species

Did you know there are over 3,000 known species of catfish? However, in North America, there are only a few freshwater and saltwater catfish species that pique angler’s interests. Typically, catfish are easily identifiable by their whiskers or barbels, with each...

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How to Catch Catfish in Lakes: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Catch Catfish in Lakes: A Beginner’s Guide

Catfishing has become popularized by television shows of hand-fishers in Oklahoma taking tourists on noodling excursions. This show’s influence on American pop culture has sparked curiosity amongst people wanting to see what catfishing genuinely entails. However,...

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The Best Catfish Rods for Beginners and Pros

The Best Catfish Rods for Beginners and Pros

Many factors go into buying the right rod; you have to look at the rod material, shape, length, power, action, and what type of reel it suits. For this reason, we grouped these five best catfish rods in this complete buyer’s guide. In this product roundup, we will...

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What Is the Best Time to Catch Catfish?

What Is the Best Time to Catch Catfish?

Did you know you can even catch catfish while ice fishing? Unlike other game fish, like bass, you can fish for catfish year-round. While this may be true, each catfish species do have predictable behavioral patterns that change from season to season—some of the...

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How to Hook Live Bait for Catfish: Try These 4 Techniques

How to Hook Live Bait for Catfish: Try These 4 Techniques

Do you struggle to rig live bait to your hook? Are you tired of your shad coming off the hook shortly after rigging it up? Knowing how to hook live bait for catfish properly is necessary if you want to start targeting more sizable catfish species like blues and...

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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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