Justin Moore proved he can, in fact, bait a hook. The singer led the way with over 20 rainbow and brown trout caught along the White River in northern Arkansas this weekend. The fun was part of his 'Off the Beaten Path' album release celebration, in which he invited several dozen industry insiders and friends to go camping. 

The setting -- the White River and Gaston's White River Resort in Lakeview, Ark. -- is known worldwide for great catches. A cool morning kept the fish active as nearly a dozen fishing boats shoved off. Taste of Country's boat didn't quite haul in enough for lunch, but with five fish caught the crew didn't feel like total rookies either.

Moore -- whose new studio album 'Off the Beaten Path' hits stores on Sept. 17 -- deflected the credit, reminding his guests that he had a guide with him who taught him the finer points of trout fishing. After word the singer took to the grill to prepare the group's catch, and worked off lunch with a game of corn hole before slipping away to prepare for the night's concert.

It's been a busy weekend for the Arkansas native. On Friday night he performed a free show at the University of Arkansas, playing his hits and songs from his new studio album 'Off the Beaten Path,' available on Sept. 17. In addition to the Top 5 single 'Point at You,' the project includes a duet with Miranda Lambert called 'Old Habits,' another with Charlie Daniels called 'For Some Ol Redneck Reason,' and eight other pure country rockers and love ballads.

A bonfire that included two tubs full of beer and several bottles of assorted liquors closed Saturday night, leaving the fishing crew a little weary for Sunday morning's 7AM wake-up call. A nationwide radio broadcast will take place on Monday on radio stations nationwide, including Taste of Country nights radio.

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