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Catfish .... ja' eat em' ... ???
In the spring before the water gets warm and muddy, catfish are good eating. Real good!
How to clean a catfish ...
1. With a sharp knife, make a cut around the fish just behind the head (where the meat starts) .... hold the fish with an old rag or pliers (grabbing the dorsal fin), cause spines are wicked!
2. Drive a nail through the head of the fish to "pin" the fish to a wood plank.
3. With the fish firmly nailed to the plank/board, take the pliers and just grab a tad of the skin (at the cut), and pull it towards the tail .... this is much like pulling a sock off your foot.
4. Remove the guts and rinse.
No need to fillet or do anything else; the meat will fall right off the bones when you cook them.Note: This is not my usual screwing around, this is actually the best way to clean a catfish. I spent five sorry years of my life working on a trout and catfish farm.