If anyone is planning to go on a fishing trip over the next couple months in Connecticut, it is best advised to know that there is a chance they may win over $2.2 million dollars if the right fish hooks on the rod.

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection has announced a contest that will go from May 14th through July 14th and all someone has to do is catch a fish.

A total of 33 fish have been “spaghetti” tagged by the DEP over three bodies of water, the Connecticut River, Mashapaug Lake and Highland Lake.

The “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?” contest is partnered with the outdoors retail company Cabela’s and any hopeful contestant must register online at www.cabelas.com before attempting to catch a winning fish.

Once caught, the tag number must be entered at the website.

Besides the cash, prizes include fishing gear, outdoor equipment from Cabela’s, and there will be grand prize winners that may qualify for bonus prizes depending on the fish caught.

Anglers should keep a keen eye on tagged brown trout, smallmouth bass and largemouth bass.

The contest is being held in states that have a Cabela’s retail store.


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