I still get emails about my list of Top 10 fishing songs that was published in The Oklahoman last summer.
My top 10 are these:
1. The Five Pound Bass by Robert Earl Keen
2. I’m Going to Miss Her by Brad Paisley
3. Fishing Blues by Taj Mahal
4. The Crawdad Song
5. The Fishing Hole: Theme to The Andy Griffith Show
6. Gone Fishing by Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong
7. Fisherman by Casey Ashley
8. Beer, Bait and Ammo by Kevin Fowler
9. Fishin’ In The Dark by the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band
10. Catfish Boogie by Tennessee Ernie Ford
Catfish Boogie is my new No. 10. I had Catfish John by Alison Kraus as No. 10 last year before a colleague of mine introduced me to Catfish Boogie, a song recorded by the ole’ Pea Picker in the 1950s.
I gave honorable mentions to Cletus Take the Reel and A Country Boy Can Survive by Hank Williams Jr.
In the past year, I’ve gotten a few emails from readers informing me of other fishing songs that I missed.
The most recent was from Randy Hancock, who said he just compiled a CD of fishing songs for a friend who is an avid angler. His suggestions for fishing music includes:
A Bad Day’s Fishing by Slim Dusty
Bad Fish by Jack Johnson
Betty’s Got A Bass Boat by Pam Tillis
Brother Bear Fishing Song by Phil Collins
Catch All The Fish by Brad Paisley
Cold Beer And A Fishing Pole by Trent Wilmon
Cottonwood Tree by Craig Morgan
Da Fishing Trip by Da Yoopers
Drive by Alan Jackson
Fish On The Sand by George Harrison
Fishin’ Hole by Dick Nolan/Roy Payne
Fishing Song by Elvin Bishop
Gone Fishin’ by Tom T. Hall
Hoyt Fishing Accident by John Boy/Billy
I Lobster But Never Flounder by Pinkard & Bowden
I Miss Mayberry by Rascal Flatts
If I Had A Boat by Lyle Lovett
Pray For The Fish by Randy Travis
Take Me To The River by Annie Lennox
The Fish And The Edsel by Jerry Clower
The Fishing Song by The Arrogant Worms
Three Little Fishes ( Children’s Song )
Too Drunk To Fish by Ray Stevens, and
The Great American Fisherman by Redneck Fred.
I found most of these on iTunes if you want to listen to some of them. And if anyone knows of any other good fishing music, please give me a shout.