People always ask me why I’m dripping wet. You try fighting a muskie at my size.

Robert Earl Keen “The Five Pound Bass”

November 16, 2016 | Categories: Fun Stuff

Top 10 Country Songs About Hunting and Fishing
By Christina Vinson

Hunting and fishing go hand in hand with country music, country boys and country girls.
As anyone who’s hooked a big bass or displays a deer head above their mantle knows, the wait is worth it. But, whether you’re wearing camo and sitting in a rickety tree stand or relaxing out on the water in a rickety fishing boat, you need some good mood music (in your headphones only! Don’t want to scare the animals away …).
Hunting and fishing songs are a dime in a dozen in country music, but there are several that stand out — and we’re in love with the following 10 tunes hook, line and sinker.

#7 “The Five Pound Bass”
Robert Earl Keen
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Can you catch a five-pound bass? Keen sings about it on his 1989 album, West Textures, and this tune is especially poignant if you’re lacking a little confidence about catching anything — because Keen is sure he’ll catch a bass that’s as big as a baby. With coffee and a honey bun in his stomach, a perfect spot among some old dead trees and a whole bunch of optimism, Keen does what he came to do: catch that five-pound bass.