Friday, May 11, 2012


Some old ABU Garcia/Record Lures
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Seven Kansas lakes involved; tagged fish could be worth big bucks

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is participating this year in Cabela’s Wanna Go Fishing for Millions? contest by tagging fish in the following Kansas reservoirs: Milford, Glen Elder, Cheney, Clinton, El Dorado, Cedar Bluff and Hillsdale. The competition began May 5 and gives anglers 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 all participating states by catching 26 tagged fish.

Anglers must register online at to participate in the contest. In addition, anglers must comply with Kansas fishing regulations and licensing and permit requirements.

Cabela’s, Outdoor Channel, Wanna Go Fishing TV, and Geico have teamed 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, sponsored by Geico, or who download the Cabela’s Fish Recon app to their smartphones. 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,, or on the KDWPT website, click on the contest logo on the home page to be directed to the contest site.

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