The Daily News General Manager Shanna Dickens is hitting the beach soon and will be mixing this smoked catfish dip recipe into her beach eats fare.

(Shanna Dickens, the General Manager of the award-winning magazine Acadiana Lifestyle and the Daily Iberian, shares a great dip as National Catfish Month ends)

Soon I will be packing up my SPF 500 and heading to the beach. When I go to the beach I live almost entirely on smoked tuna dip. When I start my vacation countdown it goes: "Eight sleeps until vaca." But, also, in equal measure, "Eight sleeps until tuna dip." Next time my beach craving hits without a trip in sight, I'll blend my own Bushwacker and give this smoked catfish dip a try.