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Recent Examples of catfish from the Web
The organization suggests eating (cooked) fish and shellfish that are lower in mercury like shrimp, salmon, catfish, and pollock.
In others, drifting a pungent chunk of bait is the ticket for catching catfish.
The food—salad garnished with buttermilk dressing; bacon and potato; catfish sausage with fermented lemon—practically gleamed on the tableware, and tasted both Southern and progressive.
More deals: Tuesday night, $1 burgers; Thursday night, $6.95 all-you-can-eat fried catfish; June 15, $6 sirloins; June 16, 70-cent hot open-face steak sandwich.
Once the habitat is placed, the league plans to stock the lake with 1,000 blue gill, 1,000 catfish and 20 pounds of flat head minnows.
On Monday, the mayor repeatedly brought up a bill the governor signed last summer to fine restaurants that mislabel catfish.
The Caplinger’s Special is a fried catfish sandwich, but feel free to change it up.
The catfish stocking schedule at Dixon is July 3, 13, 20, and Aug. 3 and 24.
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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
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