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Recent Examples of catfish from the Web
Kokanee action is slow as are catfish catches, but good numbers of crappie can be found near most marina docks.
The girls grew plants, raised catfish and bees, ran Kaplan’s model train business — and never needed to leave the home.
Among the proposals are standardized seasons in streams and rivers, the end of most mandatory steelhead retention rules and lifting all bag and size limits for bass, walleye and catfish in rivers and streams.
Feltham, who gave up his girlfriend, house, and job to search for the beast, suspects the Scottish monster is really just a wels catfish.
The menu will stay the same for now: corned beef sandwiches (starting at $9.69) plus sandwiches including pastrami, catfish, perch, chicken, turkey, Philly cheese steak and gyros.
That's catfish, breaded, doused in hot sauce, on toast.
Night fishing has been solid from the docks for largemouth bass, crappie and catfish, and there is a topwater bite in the early mornings and late afternoons for bass.
Apparently, to prevent the cod from becoming lazy and their flesh turning to mush, seafood suppliers add to the tanks their natural enemy, the catfish.
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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.
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