SL Top 10: Craig Morgan’s Favorite Fishing Holes

October 3, 2012 | By | Comments (1)
Craig Morgan

Photo by Kristin Barlowe

Country singer and Tennessee native (he’s from Kingston Springs) Craig Morgan has churned out some unforgettable hits including “Almost Home,” “That’s What I Love About Sundays,”and the summer anthem “Redneck Yacht Club.” And we’re loving his latest release, the true-to-form, Southern-as-can-be “This Ole Boy.” (Check out the video featuring Texas gal Angie Harmon.)

Craig’s talents and interests go beyond country radio. For the past three years the avid hunter and fisherman has hosted “Craig Morgan All-Access Outdoors” on the Outdoor Channel. And today he steps in as the host of the networks “Field & Stream Outdoorsman Challenge,” a reality show where contestants will face fishing, hunting and wilderness survival challenges to determine who is the ultimate outdoorsman. In honor of Craig’s new show we asked him to share his Top 10 Favorite Fishing Holes. Here are his answers:

1)  Gulf Of Mexico, Port Charlotte, Florida
“Love the beautiful Port Charlotte area and have a killer time fishing for tarpon. Just make sure to pack your best fishing sunglasses, it can be blindingly bright over there.“

2)  Hesse Creek, Blackberry Farms, Tennessee
“I am a little partial to my home state of Tennessee, but you just don’t get much better than fly fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains for big rainbows.”

3)  Weiss Lake, Northeastern Alabama
“They don’t call it the “Crappie Capital of the World” for nothing!”

4) Lake Hartwell, Hartwell, Georgia
“This is the perfect lake for year round fishing for largemouth bass.”

5)  Gulf Of Mexico, South Padre Island, Texas
“My wife is from Texas and she’s quick to tell you everything is bigger and better there, even the fishing.  I love wading for speckled trout and giant reds in the bay at Padre.”

6)  Little Indian Creek in Dogwood Canyon, Lampe, Missouri
“This is a stream has a huge big variety of fish.  The last trip I made we hooked up with some nice trout!”

7) Outer Banks, North Carolina
“There’s nothing like being on the open waters and fishing for big sport fish such as marlin, dolphin, and wahoo.  North Carolina is so nice to visit in the summer too–such a warm and friendly atmosphere.”

8) The Kings River, Berryville, Arkansas
 “There are some top-notch waters in Arkansas, but my tops is fishing for big bass on The Kings River.”

9) Table Rock Lake, Ridgedale, Missouri
“No better spot to hook into some nice black bass.  I had a BLAST on a recent trip there!”

10) The Duck River, Middle Tennessee
“Being from Tennessee, I had to have more than one place on the list in my home state.  I love fishing for rainbow trout along the Duck River.  The scenery is beautiful and it’s a short trip from my house.”

“Field and Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge” with Craig Morgan premieres tonight at 9:30 PM EST. You can follow Craig on Twitter @cmorganmusic and Facebook.


  1. beth johnson

    Love fishing on the duck 🙂

    October 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

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