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Fishing season is here and many Knox County lakes and rivers are teeming with catfish. Prepare your catch with this slightly-spicy oven-fried catfish recipe, which creates a tender, juicy, savory dish that the whole family can enjoy. Request this photo

 

MOUNT VERNON — While spending some time up north visiting family this past week, I had the opportunity to engage in one of my favorite outdoor activities — fishing.

At dusk, while sitting at the edge of the dock, listening to the lulling sounds of crashing waves and watching the sun’s waning light glitter across the water, I suddenly realized my florescent orange bobber had disappeared from sight.

After several exciting minutes of struggling to reel in my line, a large catfish emerged from the lake.
My husband, as thrilled as I was, scrambled up the dock to show our family what I caught; he then immediately cleaned the fish and stored it in the refrigerator. The next day, we happily served the large oven-fried catfish at our family lunch.

 

Sarah Poole: 740-397-5333 or spoole@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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