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Next time these will be done on an off day and earlier in the day.
Flavor - yes very smokey but good smoke
Texture - not the best smoked fish
Brine - needs improvement or longer amount of time.
Thanks for watching and I would say Catfish is a fish that can be smoked!
reading an old post said a pain to skin catfish naaa take a linemans pliers cut off all fins, using a framing nail, nail catfish through head to a board score skin around head with sharp knife or razor blade, get hold of skin and pull toward tail skin comes right off 2 seconds
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That's exactly how we used to do them---Nail in the board and everything.
But later on my Dad started a slightly different way:
He & I used to go night fishing at the Delaware River, and as soon as he got one, he'd bait up & throw out.
Then he'd Grab the last one in the mouth, with either a rag or a glove (To grip it).
Then he would cut the skin around the neck, and pull the skin down & off the tail with a pliers.
Then he'd throw them in a 5 gallon bucket & they'd swim around skinless until we got home.
That whole routine took him about 20 to 30 seconds each.
Then at home, it was just cut the heads off & gut them.