Cowgirl inspired me yesterday with a nice stringer of catfish she posted. Not having time to go catch my own (strapped to a dental chair for three hours today), coupled with no guarantee of bringing any home, the next best thing was pay someone else to catch em and clean em! Being on sale, it cost me less than the gas would have to get me to my catfishin' pond and back! Got these fillets for $2.99 a pound. Brined for 4 hours. Brine was a mod to the salmon brine I did a week ago. Could not find a "catfish" brine. 1 gal Water 1 cup Kosher Salt 1 cup Brown Sugar 8 crushed cloves Garlic 1 small onion, rough chopped 1/4 bell pepper, rough chopped 1 tablespoon Jalapeno hot sauce 1/4 cup teryaki sauce 1 teaspoon bay leaf flakes Fillets in the brine lightly seasoned each fillet differently. One each of: -Old Bay -Caribbean Seafood Blend -CBP -Garlic Power -Red Pepper Flakes -Creole Seasoning -CBP, garlic powder, salt Seasoned fillets waiting for the fire to get just right Burned down oak logs to coals, added a small amount of hickory chunks every 30 minutes for the flavor. Maintained average temp around 220. Smoked for 2.5 hours. Juicy, flaky and delicious!!! The bottoms (where the skin was) were a bit slimy, and the thinner parts were a bit salty. Maybe cut the brine salt a bit next time. Though it didn't stop me from eating a second one while I was posting this! And I know what's for lunch tomorrow!