What would make you smack your friend with a catfish? Alcohol. The answer is alcohol.

I'm not trying to sound like a genius, but I haven't fished since I was five years-old and I know that catfish have barbs. I also know that you're not suppose to smack your friends with a catfish because their barbs can get stuck in your skin. Not only can the barbs get stuck in your skin, but catfish have poison glands that inject toxins through their barbs. Pro Tip: If you don't know how to properly hold a catfish, don't touch them.