U.S. Senate hopeful catches fish in Minnesota

Josh Stevenson, left, with a potential U.S. Senator. Not pictured: "Follow Me" hitmaker Uncle Kracker.

Josh Stevenson, left, with a potential U.S. Senator. Not pictured: "Follow Me" hitmaker Uncle Kracker. Twitter

His name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid, KID ROCK, sure. But did you know he's also Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid, KID FISHERMAN? 

We learned as much Monday, when rapper/rocker/U.S. Senate hopeful Kid Rock posted photographic evidence of a Minnesota fishing trip. 

Following a gig last Saturday at Grand Casino Hinckley, Rock hit the water Sunday with pal Uncle Kracker (remember Uncle Kracker?) and guide Josh Stevenson, owner of Oakdale's Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle and Mighty Muskie Guide Service.

The fish weren't biting much early on, Stevenson tells the Star Tribune, but his superstar client "was really into it -- he had the fire going." The fishing buddies were short on time, since Mr. Rock and Mr. Kracker were due to perform later that day at the Iowa State Fair -- would the outing go belly up for the man behind "Bawitdaba"?

Not the case! As you'll see below, 46-year-old Kid Rock -- who's no stranger to hunting feral hogs on his rural Alabama estate -- snagged himself a monster northern pike from Pine City's Cross Lake.

Rock didn't mention his upcoming U.S. Senate run in his native Michigan, Stevenson tells the Strib. The Republican rocker seems to have a fightin' chance in 2018, even with the baggage of a sex tape and a Waffle House brawl to his name. Political eloquence like "I bought [a semiautomatic rifle with a silencer] when Obummer came into office, because I'm thinking, 'What if he fuckin' bans guns?'" should play to the MAGA base. 

"I'm digging Trump," Rock told Rolling Stone in early 2016. "Let the motherfucking business guy run it like a fucking business. And his campaign has been entertaining as shit."

And now, it seems, the real-life Bob Ritchie has his own -- let's be generous and say "entertaining" -- political campaign. 

"Are you scared?" menaces the Rock-for-U.S.-Senate website, which is either a PR stunt or, well, scary. "The democrats are 'shattin’ in their pantaloons' right now…and rightfully so!"


In the meantime, get a load of that fuckin' fish!