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You may not realize it, but today is a very special day. Not only is it the 176th day of the year and National Strawberry Parfait Day, today is National Catfish Day!! In 1987, President Ronald Reagan officially proclaimed June 25 as a day to honor “a uniquely American food delicacy – farm-raised catfish”. There are multiple reasons for a special acknowledge of this whiskered ray-finned fish:  an increase in farm-raised catfish production in the 1970’s and 80’s provided a stable income for catfish farmers, an economical food product for consumers, and thousands of available jobs in the catfish processing industry. They are not only tasty, but are low in cholesterol, low-caloric, and a good source of protein. Catfishing is a great way to get fresh food when you’re camping or backpacking. It’s very easy to find catfish, as they are most often found in rivers, lakes, and ponds. Catfishing season starts in mid spring when the water warms up to over 50 degrees and goes into the fall. Catfish often rest in slackwater and tend to hang out in a covered spot, such as in deep holes or underneath a bridge. Baiting is fairly easy. Catfish eat just about...

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