2 Colorado waters stocked with contest winners

Colorado’s Pueblo and Blue Mesa reservoirs once again will draw anglers from around the state during the next two months trying to land specially tagged fish that could bring them up to $2 million in cash or one of more than $225,000 in prizes during Cabelas’ “Wanna Fish for Millions?” contest, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced in a news release.

Colorado is one of 19 states participating in this year’s contest, which is designed to give anglers a little extra incentive to get outdoors and on the water. The contest started May 5 and runs through July 8, the release states.

“Pueblo and Blue Mesa are two of Colorado’s top fishing destinations,” Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s aquatic section manager Greg Gerlich said in the release. “We’re happy that this contest will help attract attention and anglers to two of our most important fisheries.”

Last year almost 5,000 anglers from Colorado registered for the contest, with four lucky Coloradans landing winning fish. Three of the winning fish came from Pueblo Reservoir, which is surrounded by Lake Pueblo State Park and Pueblo Reservoir State Wildlife Area, according to the release.

Blue Mesa Reservoir, located near Gunnison, is part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area and is managed by the National Park Service.

Participating states stocked 1,000 tagged fish in 2011, 143 of which were caught. Tagged fish that are legally caught by anglers are eligible for prizes, according to the release.

Complete details of the contest and registration are available online at http://www.cabelas.com/fishformillions.

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