National Catfish Day

OK, so I’m desperate for topics during the last two hours of the day. I realized I hadn’t blogged all day and trying to keep up with my self-induced 365 days of blogging challenge, well the time calls for desperate measures. So we have National Catfish Day.

A while back while I was surfing for something on the internet (I forget now what I was looking for) but I ran across this site; 2011 Bizarre, Wacky and Unique Holidays. I thought, “Hmm, interesting, I could save this page for later use when I need a topic to write about.” The time is now.

June 25, 2011 is National Catfish Day. Before moving to the south I never once thought about eating catfish. Even after having lived here in the south, now, for nearly 20 years, it is only in the past two years that I actually tried catfish. Now, I am not a catfish connoisseur by any means so what I’m about to say just take it with a grain of salt. I believe I have tried catfish two times. The first time I liked it, the second time not so much. Maybe it depends on where you order the catfish? Of course I can’t even remember what restaurants I tried it in either. Both times were fried catfish though.

WOW, I just found out that there is even a Proclamation for this delicacy. President Ronald Reagan on June 25, 1987 proclaimed the day. Who knew?! I reckon I need to take this day a little more seriously from here on out.

It’s a good thing I had yesterday’s topic covered, otherwise you would’ve had to read about Log Cabin Day.

Carry on,


  • Don

    Pieces of larger catfish frequently don’t taste very good. The most delicious catfish are the small ones about 8 to 10 inches long after having the heads removed that are called “squealers”. I’ve cooked many catfish and I can make some of the best hushpuppies to go with them that you could ever eat. Add some good Cole slaw and perhaps some French fries and you have a meal fit for a king.

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