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Recent Examples of catfish from the Web
Meanwhile, crappie entered the counts at Collins Lake Recreation Area, and Bob Arfsten of Yuba City caught a 13.25-pound catfish.
If the cooks-to-be at Roberti Culinary Pathway make tilapia as good as catfish, some Jefferson Jaguars are in for a tasty treat.
Centennial Lake is home to six fish species, including trout, bass, catfish, bluegill, tiger muskies and crappies.
The recipe calls for cooking catfish fillets on a bed of stewed peppers.
The lunch menu includes salads, $12 burgers and entrees such as meatloaf, pork chops, rotisserie chicken or fried catfish ($13-$19, more for steaks or ribs).
SeaArk pays to the top 20 places, through weight, on legal catfish.
Wochit Fish sandwiches, fried catfish, seafood feasts.
Fried catfish over grits can be better in theory than reality.
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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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