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Cabelas Fishing Contest

Utah is one of 19 states that are holding a "'Wanna' Go Fishing for Millions?" contest this year.

The contest is sponsored by Cabela's.

If you catch a fish that has a tag on it, you'll be eligible for some big prizes.

(You can learn more about the prizes at www.cabelasfishformillions.com/prizes.)

Fish tagged in these waters

The following are the Utah lakes and reservoirs that have fish with tags, the species of fish that have been tagged and the number of tagged fish:

Northern Utah
WaterSpeciesNumber of tagged fish
Bear LakeCutthroat trout17
East CanyonRainbow trout8
MantuaLargemouth bass8
Willard BayWalleye, wiper12

North-central and Central Utah
WaterSpeciesNumber of tagged fish
GrantsvilleRainbow trout8
Gunnison BendChannel catfish, white bass8
Utah LakeWhite bass, channel catfish16

Northeastern Utah
WaterSpeciesNumber of tagged fish
StarvationWalleye, rainbow trout11

Southeastern Utah
WaterSpeciesNumber of tagged fish
Joes Valleyall trout species9

Southwestern Utah
WaterSpeciesNumber of tagged fish
Lake PowellStriped bass, smallmouth bass23
Paragonah LakeRainbow trout8
Sand HollowBluegill, largemouth bass9

The contest runs until July 8.

The fish in Utah that have tags on them were tagged by biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources. "We're happy to help," says Roger Wilson, Aquatic Section chief for the DWR. "We wish the anglers who participate in this contest the best of luck. We hope you're one of the prize winners."

How to get involved

To qualify to win, you must pre-register online.

In one of the 19 states, a fish has been tagged with a tag worth $1 million. The grand prize will be doubled to $2 million if the person who catches the fish had Cabela's Fish Recon app on his or her smartphone before they caught the fish.

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, are available at www.cabelas.com/fishformillions.