5- “Shut Up and Fish,” Maddie & Tae
Maddie & Tae prefer fishing over foreplay on yet another song that brings a healthy dose of levity to our favorite fishing songs roundup.
4- “Buy Me a Boat,” Chris Janson
Though he doesn’t list a high-end fishing pole on his lottery winner wish list, Chris Janson’s clearly daydreaming about quite the luxurious day of fishing.
3- “Just Fishin’,” Trace Adkins
Trace Adkins went the sentimental route with this heartstring-tugging song about a father taking his young daughter to the lake for bonding time.
2- “Fishin’ in the Dark,” The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
There must be some sort of local ordinance that dictates that country star hopefuls, from Nashville’s Lower Broadway to a bar near you, have to incorporate this crowd-pleaser and tip jar-filler into their setlist.
1- “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” Brad Paisley
The most sarcastic country hit set at the lake (until at least Old Dominion’s “I Was on a Boat That Day”) belongs atop any roundup of fishing songs.
Paisley’s fishing songs repertoire also brings us honorable mention pick “Catch All the Fish.”