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Dierks Bentley enjoyed a busy weekend at his 2nd Annual Seven Peaks Festival in Colorado and did a little fishing.

And one of those catches got him in a bit of trouble when he posted to Instagram, “Day 3 off to a good start @sevenpeaksfest! #living (btw… @lukebryan only caught one and this is my third in 30 mins… not that it’s a competition… totally not… fishing and Seven Peaks is all about community and good vibes… but if it was a competition… I would be crushing him. But it’s not. But if… just saying),” Bentley captioned a photo of himself Monday holding up a brown trout.

Fans saw the post and reached out to Colorado Parks and Wildlife to see if the country singers were in violation of the law, The Denver Post reported.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Bill Vogrin told the Post, “We didn’t have any proof until Mr. Bentley posted a photo on his Instagram.”

Officers then tracked Bentley down, where they found out that he did not, in fact, have a license. Bentley paid the $139.50 fine on the spot.

Vorgrin added, “He was as nice as can be. We welcomed him back any time to fish, as long as he gets a license next time.”