After playing Minnesota gig, Kid Rock squeezes in some fishing on Pine City-area lake

In his popular song “All Summer Long,” Kid Rock sings of “Catching walleye from the dock.”

He settled for a last-minute northern pike Sunday in Minnesota, and that seemed to be just fine with the Detroit rocker.

Josh Stevenson (l) guided musician Kid Rock on a Pine City-area lake last weekend. Kid Rock, who was performing at Grand Casino Hinckley, caught this 8-pound pike. Stevenson said fishing was tough, but Kid Rock was persistent. (Photo courtesy of Blue Ribbon Bait and Tackle)

Kid Rock played Grand Casino in Hinckley on Saturday and held his plane off Sunday afternoon so he could get in some fishing before departing for another show in Iowa that night, according to Josh Stevenson, owner of Blue Ribbon Bait in Oakdale. Stevenson guided Kid Rock in the Pine City area Sunday morning.

But fishing was slow for the group, which reportedly included fellow musician Uncle Kracker.

“They were not biting,” Stevenson said in a Sunday evening phone call. He wanted to take Kid Rock to Lake Mille Lacs, but they didn’t have enough time.

With the short outing on the Snake River and adjoining Cross Lake just about finished, Stevenson asked Kid Rock if they could try one more spot. The move paid off: Kid Rock caught a northern pike estimated at 8 pounds.

“It was a lot of pressure because they weren’t biting,” Stevenson said, adding that “Kid Rock was patient and hard-working, persistent.”

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