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Working for the United Food and Commercial Workers, Ervin organized workers in the South who processed poultry and catfish.
Bass and catfish are also plentiful in Oxbow—use jigs, crankbaits or soft plastics for the former and Mormon crickets or cut bait to target the latter.
Farmer Kaboussa Mohammed – no relation to Milouda Mohammed – is optimistic for the tilapia and catfish being raised on his one-hectare farm, saying the nutrient-rich water from his pond has improved his dates.
With an increase in mussels, other species that feed on them also could grow, including great blue herons, mink and catfish, the fisheries biologists said.
Now, thirteen years later, the family is bringing back that catfish.
On Haight, Two Jack’s fried up delicately crusted sole and catfish.
SE Double Lake Recreation Area 23-acre campground has a fishing pier (bass, bream and catfish), boat ramp and multiple hiking and biking trails.
David Gensler, a 10-year resident of the neighborhood, said Wednesday that people often fish for catfish in the pond.
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Did You Know?
For centuries, a catfish was merely a type of fish with a distinctive face. Then, in 2010, Ariel Schulman released Catfish, a documentary about his brother Nev's experiences with a woman who pretended to be someone else online. (The movie was popular enough to spawn a television show by the same title.) In the documentary, the woman's husband explained the title with an anecdote about how fishermen transporting live cod used to put catfish in with the cod on long-haul shipments to keep the desirable cod active and alert until arrival. The man implied that his wife was like those catfish, keeping the lives of others fresh and interesting.
CATFISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catfish for English Language Learners
: a type of fish that has a large head and long thin parts that look like a cat's whiskers around its mouth
CATFISH Defined for Kids
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