A story about fish
There I was, just sitting at lunch with a bunch of guys, when the subject of catfish came up. I had no idea what these boys were talking about, because the only catfish I’ve seen lives in the zoo aquarium.
Then somebody asked, “How do you make a catfish?” The only way I know to make a cat fish is to give him a rod and reel.
After leaving lunch, I was inspired to research the beast. I will now reveal more than you wanted to know about catfish, the seafood with whiskers.
- Catfish live in fresh water. Most catfish don’t have scales, so they can’t tell you how much they weigh.
- Fishermen claim they’re easy to catch because, frankly, they’re dumber than a turnip.
- Catfish enjoy most any bait, including trash or waste matter. This gives them horrible halitosis, and explains why you’ve never seen two catfish make out.
- Some channel catfish grow to 40 pounds. That’s too much to eat in one sitting, unless you are a shark. But sharks never sit down, anyway.
- I know absolutely nothing about preparing fish. But here’s another common seafood question: “Should I serve catfish for dinner?”
Answer: “Yes, if you can get them to sit at the table.”
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