This evening we went a-fishing across the river, and caught ten good catfish of the upper Missouri species, the sweetest and best fish of the sort that I have eaten in any part of the country.
We left them eight or nine catfish and a quantity of meat, of which they took care to secure the best, namely the boss or hump.
I may here add that I have introduced a figure of the catfish in Plate XXXI.
We caught several catfish and a very curious sturgeon, of which Sprague took an outline with the camera, and I here give the measurements.
Quantity as well as quality was an object with us, and although we well knew that three species of catfish existed in the Ohio, and that all were sufficiently good, we were not sure as to the best method of securing them.
Several hooks I pass; but see, what a fine catfish is twisting round and round the little line to which he is fast!
The catfish has also feelers of proportionate length, apparently intended to guide its motions over the bottom, whilst its eyes are watching the objects passing above.
A dozen catfish were caught in the main channel, and we have had a good supper from part of them.
The horse that died near the river was hauled across to the sand-bar, and will make good catfish bate for our fishers.
The catfish is a voracious creature, not at all nice in feeding, but one who, like the Vulture, contents himself with carrion when nothing better can be had.
Presently I felt a strong pull, the line slipped through my fingers, and next instant a large catfish leaped out of the water.
I nebber seed a drounded nigger fore de bellion fell in all my born days, and now yer kaint fro yer hook in de crick fur a catfish yer aint skeered yu mout git tangled up wid a drounded nigger.
Jake took a slouching stride toward the fire-place and making the letter V with his fingers spat in the fire and accidentally overturned a stew pan in which two or three small catfish were cooking.
Mout as well be sarchin fur fleas on a catfish ez fer jestis in dis kote.
Peers lak Hanner she gits sick de wery wustest time in de wurld, und when she aint ailin she's tarnally moufin erbout no meal in de gum und no catfishes in de stew-pan.
The generic name Torpedo was applied to the electric catfish before its use for the electric ray.
The commonest sea catfishof the Carolina coast is Galeichthys milberti.
All must be handled with care, for the sharp pectoral spines make an ugly cut, a species of wound from which few boys' hands in the catfish region are often free.
Torpedo electricus, the electric catfish of the Nile, is a species of much interest to anatomists.
Green of Colusa, California, have been greatly reduced by the introduction of the catfish (Ameiurus nebulosus) into the Sacramento.
Plotosus anguillaris, the sea catfish of Japan, is a small species striped with yellow and armed with sharp pectoral spines which render it a very disagreeable object to the fishermen.
Of the very many American species the gaff-topsail catfish (Felichthys felis), noted for its very high spines, extends farthest north and is one of the very largest species.
In most or all of the sea catfish the eggs, as large as small peas, are taken into the mouth of the male and there cared for until hatched.
All the tribe watched to see what the Catfish chief would do.
The catfish and a fish known as the river trout can be caught with a hook and line, but the carp never touches bait, but there is considerable sport in spearing them.
Here and there in the deep places under the shadow of the bank we can see catfish and big carp moving lazily about.
And the rat said, "Please let me have a little fire and a little salt as I wish to make a little bowl of hot catfish soup to keep me warm through the blizzard.
And they watched the rat and kept him company while he fixed himself a catfish soup to keep him warm traveling through the blizzard with the sky full of snow.
And the four uncles all said together, "This is no time for rats to be around--and we would like to ask you where you got the catfish in the basket.
Finding that the catfish was still alive, Buck took the trouble of liberating it, then watched it revive in its native element and finally swim away in the lagoon.
It was, in substance, that he had once seen a moccasin spring upon a catfish in a shallow lagoon of the swamp and promptly get "whipped.
I reckon you boys wouldn't believe me if I was to tell you I saw a catfishwhip a moccasin in h-yer one time.
Grant found a snug place beside a deep pool that promised catfish at the very least, and might be expected to yield a few trout.
Frank had three trout and five catfish on his string.
In these fresh June mornings he would dive down in some deep shady pool under the dark ledges of rock where the catfish are wont to lurk, his right arm wrapped to the fingers with a scarlet cloth.
There they anxiously waited for results, as the catfishis not game like the trout, but is slow and deliberate in all its movements.
The trout rushes at anything that touches the surface of the water, but the catfish carefully investigates whatever comes within reach of its great jaws, before it opens its ugly mouth to take it in.
The Catfishman had caught six large catfish, and the Copper-tailed Bear man had killed a black bear.
It inhabits the Sacramento and Joaquin rivers in California, and is much esteemed as a food-fish, but unfortunately it is being rapidly exterminated by the carp and catfish that are said to infest its spawning grounds.
Duff Salter had been eating his chicken and catfish very gravely, and as he stopped to sneeze and apologize he noticed that Calvin Van de Lear's face was insolent in its look toward his brother's wife.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "catfish" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.