LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has teamed up with Cabela’s to sponsor the “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?” promotion, in which anglers can catch tagged fish to win cash and prizes.
In April, Game and Parks tagged fish in Box Butte, Calamus, Cunningham, Harlan County, Lewis and Clark, McConaughy, Merritt, Swanson, Wagon Train and Wehrspann reservoirs. Tagged species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, white bass, wipers, walleye and channel catfish.
Between May 5 and July 8, anglers who catch tagged fish can receive cash and merchandise worth $50 to $2 million. To be eligible, anglers must be at least 18 years old and register at cabelas.com/fishformillions or at a Cabela’s store before catching a tagged fish. The website also contains the rules for the promotion.
Tagged fish must be caught legally in accordance with Nebraska fishing regulations. To receive a prize, an angler who catches a tagged fish must take a digital photograph of the fish with the tag intact before removing the tag and releasing the fish or harvesting it. The photo, tag number and information regarding the details of the fish and catch location must be entered into the cabelas.com/fishformillions website. Anglers should retain tags, as the grand prize winning tag must be provided to Cabela’s. Only one tag number may be claimed per day.
Prizes will be awarded at the end of the promotion and include up to 907 Cabela’s gift cards, 100 rod and reel combos, 50 line and bait packages, 50 pairs of sunglasses and two Ranger 520Z Bass Series Comanche boats outfitted with Evinrude 250HP outboard motors. There also will be a grand prize worth $1 million if the tag is among the first 10 tags redeemed nationwide, $100,000 if it is from the 11th to the 100th tag redeemed, and $10,000 if it redeemed after the 100th tag. If a participant is a current user of the Fish Recon smart phone application or downloads the Cabela’s Fish Recon application at least two days before catching a tagged fish, he or she will qualify to double the grand prize. Those not wanting to download and install the application can send Cabela’s a postcard as explained on the website.