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Top 10 Summer Fishing Beers; Vote for Your Favorite

Fishing and brewskis go hand in hand in the summer months. Here are our picks for a variety of angling scenarios.

Top 10 Summer Fishing Beers; Vote for Your Favorite

What is your favorite beer to drink while fishing? Vote below. (Shutterstock image)

  • What is your favorite beer to drink when fishing? Vote below

If you came here expecting to find a list of craft beers with fishing-themed names like "Tight Lines Lager," "Slip Bobber Stout" and "Bass Ale," you're wading up the wrong feeder creek (there’s only one such beer in this list).


Instead, what you'll find below are the correct answers to the question, “What should I drink when fishing for …”

This should go without saying, but please drink responsibly and don't drink while operating a boat, you knuckleheads.


Top 10 Summer Fishing Beers

COORS BANQUET

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  • Coors Banquet: The original microbrew from Colorado. Perfect for floating a western trout stream. Bonus points for every "Smokey and the Bandit" quote you drop over the course of the day. Must be in a can.

MOLSON GOLDEN

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  • Molson Golden: This is a personal nostalgia pick. I remember, as a kid, my father, uncles and older cousins drinking cases of this stuff when we'd visit our fishing camp in northern Ontario. Ideal for Canadian Shield lakes full of walleyes and northern pike.

NATURAL LIGHT

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  • Natural Light: Any type of bank fishing, because you're going to drink a ton of them. Fun fact: More Natty Lights have been shotgunned by catfishermen on sandbars in the light of a bonfire than any other beer on earth.

MILLER HIGH LIFE

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  • Miller High Life: Your go-to brew for musky fishing. After all, what better way to celebrate catching the fish of 10,000 casts than with the Champagne of Beers?

GENESEE CREAM ALE

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  • Genesee Cream Ale: After a long day of chasing smallies across the chop on the big water of lakes Erie and Ontario, you need a smooth sipper like this Western New York legend. Mmmmm, creamy.

What's in Your Cooler for a Day of Fishing?

RAINIER

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  • Rainier: The Pacific Northwest has an abundance of fish species—salmon, steelhead, walleyes, trout, sturgeon…you get the idea—and one perfect beer that pairs well with each.

BUDWEISER

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  • Budweiser: Leave the light beer at the dock when your goal is hooking up with bull redfish. Such an endeavor requires the full octane of a Bud Heavy. Plus, it mixes well with tomato juice for those early-morning forays.




TECATE

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  • Tecate: The official beer of hot-weather bass fishing in the Southwest. From the desert impoundments of Arizona to the sunbaked reservoirs of West Texas. Tecate Light is also acceptable. Limes not required.


NARRAGANSETT

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  • Narragansett: A coolah full of ‘Gansetts is mandatory equipment when chasing blitzing schoolies and blues anywhere off the New England coast. If it was good enough for Captain Quint, it's good enough for you.

10 BARREL REEL GOOD SUMMER ALE

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