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Imagine, you’re out on the lake in your boat, preparing your bait and getting your rod ready – when all of a sudden – President Obama floats by preparing to cast his line too. Aside from that being the catch of the day, you’d probably go into shock as your jaw drops through the floor of your boat. Yes he’s the former President, and yes he’s famous, but he’s also a regular human being just like you and I. He’s puts his pants on one pant at a time, he likes to veg-out on the couch after a long day, and yes, his sh*t stinks too. He also likes to fish – and it’s that one extra thing you have in common that makes you feel a little more connected to someone who’s often seen as being so far out of reach. Well Obama isn’t the only celeb who fishes. In fact, you probably couldn’t care less if he does or doesn’t – especially if you voted for Trump. But surely you are a fan of someone famous, be it a Hollywood celeb, or some NFL all-star. And if you’ve ever wonder if he or she likes to fish as well, then check out the following list of 12 stars who love to fish. Who knows, one day you might just see them floating right on by as you’re preparing to catch something for your trophy case.
He’s played Bird Man. He’s played Batman. Heck, Michael Keaton’s even played a Beetle Man. The one thing he hasn’t played is a fish. Maybe that’s why he loves fly-fishing so much. He’s trying to catch the role he’s never gotten. Or, he’s really really an avid angler who loves to spend his free time out on the water chasing after the big catch. We think it’s the latter.
Considered one of the greatest NFL wide receivers of all-time, Randy Moss clearly loves a good catch. Perhaps that’s why he spends plenty of his free time out on the lake looking to see what he can catch in the water. Randy is such a fish fanatic that he’s even helped engineer a fishing show that was disguised as an NFL season preview.
Lead singer of the legendary rock band The Who, Roger Daltrey is not just a huge trout fisherman, but he even owns a 28 acre fishing reserve! Roger was once even quoted for saying about fishing (in typical rockstar fashion no less), “When I go fishing, I come away feeling like I’ve smoked half a dozen joints.”
This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise (given that most country music fans also like quiet time out on the lake in the country), but country music star Miranda Lambert is an avid fisher. It’s actually apart of who she is as her father took her out at a young age, introducing her to the sport. She says that her favorite thing to catch is bass.
So you’re a Tiger Woods fan. But are you enough of a golf fan to know that grounds keepers go through great lengths to make the water hazards on the course look as natural as possible, which includes filling them with live fish? Now we’re not sure if that’s where Tiger got his practice, but we’re positive that in his downtime that he’s totally into fishing. He’s even made a point of mentioning them in an interview on playing at the famous TPC Sawgrass course, “Largemouth bass. They’re everywhere around here.”
The most famous anchorman of all time, NBC’s Tom Brokaw also likes to drop his anchor in the middle of the lake so he can enjoy in some fly fishing. You can often find Tom out in Yellowstone park hucking streamers and enormous browns, as this is his favorite spot to fish.
While not the most avid of fisherman, former president Barak Obama was once out fishing on a presidential trip in Montana back in 2004. He said of the experience, which he enjoyed greatly, that he’d definitely be interested in taking up fly fishing one day.
Towards the end of his contract with the Lakers, NBA all-star center Dwight Howard took up fishing. He says that ‘stress-relief’ was actually the motivation, which we can understand given all the media back lash he’s received as of late. One just has to wonder though, if he learned to flop on the court from the fish he’s out catching and throwing on his boat.
Kevin Costner is no stranger to water. Heck, he spent a whole year out on it while filming Waterworld. We’re not sure if he spent any of it fishing, but when the cameras are off, Kevin’s totally out on his boat angling. He’s into fishing so much in fact, that he once appeared on the cover of a 2008 edition of Fly Rod & Reel holding a huge bass. But this all makes sense when you consider that before making it to Hollywood, Kevin earned a living as a commercial fisherman.
Did you know that aside from being America’s top late show host, the American Rivers conservation organization recently named Jimmy Kimmel to their board of directors? That’s because Jimmy’s a huge conservationist, as well as a life-long fly fisher. Aside from appearing on his own show, Jimmy once did an episode of Buccaneers and Bones, catching himself quite the dandy bone.
Liam Neeson’s acting resume is unlike any other as he’s appeared in over 300 films. But to us, his greatest performance was when he appeared on Outdoor Channel’s Fly Fishing The World, where he showed off his angling skills. Skills that he harnessed from his devotion to spending two months of every year traveling and fishing with his sons.
It looks like Tiger isn’t the only golf pro on this list. Jack Nicklaus is another legend who is devoted to fishing. He’s an avid fly fisherman who travels all over for a catch. Be it searching for bonefish in Bahamas, or trout in Alaska, Jack loves to test his skills all over the world. This makes sense as golfers are known to compete across many courses, so variety is only natural for Jack.