DENVER (AP) — Country music star Dierks Bentley has been fined $139.50 for fishing without a license after Colorado concertgoers reported him to state officials.
The Denver Post reported Monday that Bentley and fellow country star Luke Bryan talked on stage about fishing during a festival in Buena Vista.
Officials say audience members contacted the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department to check whether the singers had fishing licenses.
Day 3 off to a good start @SevenPeaksFest! (btw... @LukeBryanOnline only caught one and this is my third in 30 mins...not that it’s a competition...fishing and Seven Peaks is all about community and good vibes...but if it was a competition...I would be crushing him. Just saying) pic.twitter.com/ce3uKyokD0— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) September 1, 2019
Officials say the reports alone were not enough to warrant action, but Bentley posted online proof Sunday.
A photo posted on social media shows Bentley holding a brown trout in Cottonwood Creek in the central Colorado town.
A parks and wildlife spokesman says an officer located Bentley in Buena Vista Monday and issued a ticket.
Bentley paid the fine in cash on the spot.