This is how I cook catfish. I first wash the catfish. Next i put a pan of vegetable oil in a pan and heat it up. Then i season some flour. Now that the oil is ready you need to flour the fish. You need to put the floured fish in the pan and fry on one side till it turns brown. And you need to repeat this step till the fish is a nice golden brown. I you follow these instructions your catfish should be very tender and moist.