Tagged fish could be worth big bucks
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) will participate again this year in Cabela’s Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? promotion by tagging fish at certain public lakes around the state. The competition begins May 5, at which time the lakes will be announced to the general public. The contest gives anglers a a chance to win as much as $2 million in cash and more than $225,000 in additional prizes by catching tagged fish in select lakes across 19 states. In 2011, 143 winning fish were caught nationwide, and Kansas anglers led the nation with 26 tagged fish caught.
Anglers are encouraged to register ahead of time beginning today. Cabela’s will release the list of participating lakes before the contest begins to those who pre-register by April 30. Only registered anglers may participate in the contest. In addition, anglers must comply with applicable Kansas fishing regulations, licensing, and permit requirements.
Cabela’s, Outdoor Channel, Wanna Go Fishing TV, and Geico are teaming up for this year’s contest. The premise is simple: catch specially tagged fish, and win prizes ranging from Cabela’s gift cards to boats to $2 million. Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? debuted in 2011. Registered anglers who catch a tagged fish will be directed to the contest website where they will find instructions on redeeming the tags for prizes.
One of the tagged fish could be worth $1 million. The grand prize will be doubled to $2 million for participants who are current users of the Cabela’s Fish Recon app or who download the Cabela’s Fish Recon app to their smartphone, sponsored by Geico. Other prizes include two Ranger 520Z Bass Series Comanche boats and trailers with Evinrude outboard motors, valued at $65,000 each, as well as more than $20,000 in gear from Costa sunglasses, Abu Garcia, and Rapala.
All rules and requirements, as well as contest details and registration information, can be found at the contest website, www.cabelas.com/fishformillions , or by visiting the KDWPT website at ksoutdoors.com and clicking on the contest logo.