Hank Williams Jr is getting an early start on some Labor Day fun. The country star is doing some serious spinning of his rod and reel.
He showed off a photo of one of the fish he landed. He captioned it “Fishing in Minnesota. Happy Labor Day weekend!”
Of course, anybody who can sing a Hank Williams Jr song knows that Bocephus loves to fish. Let’s throw it back to 1982, with A Country Boy Can Survive. It’s one of the signature songs of Hank Williams Jr. He wrote it, too. You probably know some of the words:
“I can plow a field all day long. I can catch catfish from dusk ’til dawn (Yeah). We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too. Ain’t too many things these old boys can’t do, We grow good-ole tomatoes and homemade wine. And a country boy can survive.
“Country folks can survive because you can’t starve us out and you can’t make us run. ‘Cause we’re them old boys raised on shotguns. We say grace, and we say ma’am. If you ain’t into that, we don’t give a damn.”
So What Was Hank Williams Jr Catching in Minnesota?
As Hank Williams Jr showed off on Twitter, it’s a great time of year to be fishing in Minnesota. According to ExploreMinnesota.com, here’s what’s biting — walleye, muskie, northern pike, largemouth bass and crappie. Plus, the weather is glorious out on the lake. The site says fall is the best time to toss out a line in Minnesota if you’re hoping to land a trophy fish.
And we know that Hank Williams Jr loves to fish. He posted a photo over Fourth of July weekend, showing off a secret fishing spot in Mississippi. He’d just finished a concert in Natchez. And now he was out on a lake somewhere fishing for crappie.
Plus, A Country Boy Can Survive isn’t his only song that mentions fishing. Back in 2002, Hank Williams Jr released a song called Outdoor Lovin’ Man from his album The Almeria Club Recordings. He sang: “This weekend I’ll find where the river bends and the fish jump high. I’ll be there every time I can. I’m an outdoor kinda man.”
And, on July 29th, Hank Jr showed off another fish on his Twitter account. This time, he captioned it: “I can catch walleye from dusk ’til dawn. A Country Boy Can Survive!”
Hank Jr will be back on stage in late September, with concerts in California planned for Costa Mesa (Sept 23) and Bakersfield (Sept. 25). He then quickly heads to Sparks, Nevada, for a show, Sept. 26. His only show in October is the 9th in Doswell, Va. So there will be plenty of time to be outdoors during a beautiful time of the year.