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Quick Tips for Catching Summertime Catfish & Easy Recipes

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July 19, 2015
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Summertime is channel catfish time across America. In lakes and reservoirs, fish the flat areas in 18 to 25 feet of water using shad, shrimp, dough balls, cheese, prepared baits, nightcrawlers, and even that left over hot dog from lunch.

catfish bill danceIn rivers, try the same baits around undercut banks, old hollow logs, and even slack water. Ponds are also great places to fish channel cats. Give them some time to mouth the bait and pick it up before setting the hook.

My favorite part of channel cat fishing is eating them! Here’s my special fried catfish recipe:

  • Cut fillets into bite size pieces
  • Dunk them in milk
  • Coat with one of Bass Pro Shops Uncle Buck’s fish batters
  • Drop in 325 degree peanut oil until they’re good and crisp. Dip them in shrimp sauce for some outstanding eating.

Looking for more fish recipes? Try smoking fish for unique flavor. Or, try grilling fish.

Grilled catfish with a tangy orange sauce recipe.

2- pounds catfish fillets

Tangy Organce Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Combine sauce ingredients in a bowl. Brush the catfish fillets with this mixture. Place fish on lightly oiled grill, about 4 inches above the coals. Grill for 5 minutes, brushing frequently with sauce. Turn and grill for 5 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Serves 4 to 8.

By Larry Whiteley, Host of the award winning
Outdoor World Radio


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Larry Whiteley

Larry Whiteley is the host of the award winning Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Radio. This popular show has been on the air since 1992 and is the largest internationally syndicated outdoor radio show in the world. 

The show is heard every day on over 834 stations in all 50 states. It is heard in 179 foreign countries over the American Forces Radio Network 

Larry also writes Outdoor World Newspaper and Magazine Tips which were originally created in 1996. These informative and entertaining outdoor tips are distributed to over 3,000 weekly newspapers and magazines across America 

Since 1990 Larry has also been writing and recording all Bass Pro Shops in-store overhead messages as well as messages-on-hold and attendant messages for the stores phone systems. 

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