A playlist for your next fishing trip

by Victoria Zubiri | August 2, 2022
Fishing Playlist

A nice day on the water with your family or friends isn’t complete without some tunes. If you’re looking for a great playlist to accompany your next fishing trip you’re in luck! We’ve compiled a list of songs from OOD writers and staff that’s sure to get you in the fishing spirit.

How to listen

There are a few different ways to enjoy music while you fish. One option is to bring along a portable speaker. This is ideal if you’re with friends and family. If you’re out on the water alone, you could also wear headphones, but keep in mind that this may obscure your awareness of your surroundings. Pay extra attention to what’s around you.

Music’s for everyone

With so many genres of music available, tastes and song preferences vary. That’s why we decided to put together an all-inclusive playlist including various genres such as rock, country, rap, and more. There’s a song for everyone.

We’d also love to hear your song recommendations on our Forum. Click here to access it.

Playlist highlights

Some of the best songs on our fishing playlist. To access the full playlist click here

#1 Huntin’ Fishin’ and Lovin’ every day – Luke Bryan

A smashing hit that talks about the outdoors lifestyle we all love so much.
(Sent in by Hooked on Niagara owner and guide Lyle Gayder).

#2 Act Nice and Gentle The Black Keys

A relaxing mix of rock and country in this hit by American rock duo The Black Keys.
(Sent in by OOD’s Managing Editor Jason Bain).

#3 Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

A rock classic from Red Hot Chili Peppers “By The Way” album.
(Sent in by OOD’s Assistant Digital Editor Victoria Zubiri).

#4 Even Flow – Pearl Jam

Feel the fishing flow with this fantastic song by Pearl Jam.
(Sent in by OOD writer, freelance journalist, and photographer Tim Allard).

#5 Don’t Stop Believing’ – Journey

You better believe you’ll reel in that next catch with this quintessential hit.
(Sent in by fishing and hunting guide, tournament angler, and outdoor writer Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson).

#6 Rainbow Trout – Gordon Lightfoot

Not exactly “Sundown” but how can you miss with lines like “she was all decked out like a rainbow trout.” (Sent in by OOD’s Senior Editor Gord Ellis).

#7 (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Dock fishing never sounded better with this wonderful song by Otis Redding.
(Sent in by OOD’s Digital Editor Meghan Sutherland).

#8 Nautical Disaster – The Tragically Hip

A wicked tune guaranteed to pump you up by one of Canada’s most iconic and celebrated bands.
(Sent in by OOD writer and photographer Justin Hoffman).

#9 Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

A track to get you in the fishing mood before yet another nice day on the water.
(Sent in by Angler & Hunter Television [AHTV] host Mike Miller).

#10 Catch A Fish – Outlaw

Catch your next big fish listening to this outstanding country hit.
(Sent in by OOD photographer Lisa Hughes).

Special mention: My Pole Don’t Jiggle Jiggle – Hi Speed Chase

An iconic fishing parody on the viral TikTok song: “My Money Don’t Jiggle Jiggle”
(Sent in by OOD’s Web Guru Nick Burd).

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  1. Michael Bannerman wrote: Another great song for your “fishing playlist”. https://open.spotify.com/track/7okiZSD0n7NCBPcxq9KDRw?si=1mDp5TxsRuK0yfNSczKDeA&context=spotify%3Asearch