Cabela's, in partnership with Outdoor Channel and "Wanna Go Fishing?" TV, released the list of participating waters in its "Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?" promotion, an event the company hopes will encourage even more people to enjoy great outdoors.

Through July 14, registered anglers can fish the following waters in 19 states for a chance to win up to $2.2 million as well as other prizes by catching one of nearly 1,000 fish that have been caught, tagged and released:


Lake Pleasant

Theodore Roosevelt Lake

Patagonia Lake


Blue Mesa Reservoir

Pueblo Reservoir


Highland Lake

Connecticut River

Mashapaug Lake


C.J. Strike Reservoir

Lucky Peak Reservoir

Lake Coeur d'Alene


Chain O' Lakes

Rend Lake

Carlyle Lake


Patoka Lake

Monroe Lake

Brookville Lake


Milford Reservoir

Glen Elder Reservoir

Cheney Reservoir

Clinton Reservoir

Kanopolis Reservoir

El Dorado Reservoir

Cedar Bluff Reservoir

Hillsdale Reservoir


Toledo Bend Reservoir

Lake Cataouatche

Bayou D'Arbonne Lake

Chicot Lake


Pontiac Lake

Belleville Lake

Wamplers Lake


Cobbosseecontee Lake

Long Lake


Lake Mead

South Fork Reservoir


Detroit Lake

Hagg Lake


Presque Isle Bay

Lake Wallenpaupack

Raystown Lake

Penns Creek

Lake Arthur

Emsworth Pool

Lake Nockamixon

Foster Joseph Sayers Lake

South Dakota

Lake Sharpe

Lake Madison

Pactola Reservoir


Lake Nasworthy

Canyon Lake

Eagle Mountain Lake

Lake Fork Reservoir

Lake Travis

Lake Ray Roberts


East Canyon Reservoir

Starvation Reservoir

Lake Powell


Lake Washington

Potholes Reservoir

American Lake

Sprague Lake

West Virginia

R.D. Bailey Lake

Burnsville Lake

Tygart Lake


Lake Winnebago

Madison Chain

While some states could not participate in the contest because of rules, regulations, and game and tax laws, Cabela's and its promotion partner Keep America Fishing expect the event to give many people a good excuse to spend time on waters across the country. Per the mission of Keep America Fishing, both groups hope an increase in anglers will result in more attention being paid to conservation matters like promoting clean water and restoring fish populations.

But in order to qualify for the winnings, participants must register online. And to be eligible for the maximum payout - more than doubling the value of the million-dollar fish - anglers must use gear from contest sponsors including an Abu Garcia reel spooled with Berkley line, Costa sunglasses and Sperry Top-Sider shoes.

To register, or for a complete list of prizes and contest guidelines, visit:

In celebration of the company's 50th anniversary this year, the 50th tag to be redeemed will earn the winner a $10,000 Cabela's shopping spree in a store or online. There are also additional prizes for the first tag redeemed in each participating state.



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