Houstonians celebrate National Catfish Day

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HOUSTON, TX - Cast aside the calendar, and fire up the fryer. Today we honor a face only a stomach can love! Way back in '87, President Ronald Reagan declared June 25 as "National Catfish Day" to celebrate farm raised fish and to promote catfish in the American diet. The Gipper gave this fish a day, but ask many southerners and they'll tell you they've been frying up flat-heads for years.

They come in all sizes. A gigantic 280 pound catfish made a big splash earlier this year, but the best ones are the ones that can fit on a plate. In the wild, the whiskered faced fish can be found throughout inland and coastal waters. He might not be much of a looker, but he sure is one heck of a cooker.

The catfish is low in calories, a good source of vitamin D. And did we mention it's delicious? So, enjoy your special day catfish, cause you know we will!