RE: NANFA-- butter cat

Ken Wintin (
Mon, 12 Mar 2001 06:10:00 -0800

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott D. Goett []
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 5:49 AM
Subject: NANFA-- butter cat

Butter catfish

OK, let's get this straight. I am talking about a native North American
catfish, and a COLLOQUIAL name for it. I guess that I should admit that
Jay has the correct answer, and will get the plants. In Florida, and many
other locales in the Southeast, the Yellow Bullhead is called a butter cat,
supposedly because of color and taste. My father, God rest his soul, used
to talk about a favorite fishin' hole in southern Florida called
"Stumpknocker Hole', and that the tastiest Butter Cats in the world, that
could be caught there.
As for BG's answer, I was taught that "Uh..." was a Cajun word used to
disarm, and confuse an opponent. It is usually used to confuse the wife
before going out to catch a mess of specks, and trout (crappie and black

Anyone else have a colloquial name, for a native fish, that we can try to


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