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Still Time to Fish for Millions

Want to give you a quick update on Cabela’s fishing promotion this year.

I cannot provide a lot of detail, but I can tell you that it involves tagged fish that are worth prizes, big prizes.  Those fish, walleye and largemouth bass, have been captured, tagged and released in 10 Nebraska reservoirs.  To be eligible for the prizes make sure to go here to register, http://www.cabelas.com/browse.cmd?categoryId=107520480&WT.tsrc=CRD&WT.mc_id=fishformillions .  Once you register you can find more details.

The promotion has been running since May 4 and will continue until July 7.  I can tell you that 147 tagged fish were released in those 10 Nebraska reservoirs and as of a week ago 27 of those tagged fish had been entered by registered participants.  Those fish had been caught from one end of Nebraska to the other, from Box Butte Reservoir to Walnut Creek Reservoir, from 9 of the 10 Nebraska waters that have the Cabela’s tagged fish.  Prizes that have been claimed so far have ranged from $100 gift cards up through rods & reels and sunglasses to $2500 “ultimate” gear packages and $5000 shopping sprees!

As a pointy-headed fisheries biologist I will tell you that it is very interesting that in a little over a month’s time there has been a catch rate of 18% on the tagged walleyes and largemouth bass in 10 different waters across the state.  I will also remind you that the contest runs until July 7 and that there are a lot of tags and prizes still waiting to be claimed; that could include a $1 million dollar fish!  There is still time, register, and GO FISH!

There are more of these out there!

About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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