Cabela's "Wanna Go Fishing For Millions" Partners with LDWF

Release Date: 05/12/2011

Fish worth up to $2.2 million could soon be swimming in Louisiana waters

May 12, 2011 – Get out your shiny lures and round up your fishing gear.  Cabela’s announced Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win millions of dollars in cash and prizes by enjoying one of America’s favorite pastimes – fishing.

Cabela’s is tagging hundreds of fish in selected waters in states that have Cabela’s retail stores – including Louisiana – and every one of them is a winner.  Among the winning fish, there are grand prize winners that may qualify for additional bonuses based on the winning angler using or wearing sponsors’ products when they catch a tagged fish.

LDWF is Cabela’s state partner and will tag fish in selected waters, which will be publicly announced on May 14, the official start of the contest.  The contest runs through July 14.

“This competition is a great way to generate angler interest,” said LDWF Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina.  “We encourage anglers of all ages and skill levels to experience the sport of fishing and enjoy the beautiful resources Louisiana has to offer.”

Winning is as easy as baiting a hook.  Go to LDWF’s website for contest information at  Anglers need to pre-register and hit their local waters between May 14 and July 14 for their chance at winning a fish worth $2.2 million.  Anglers also need a valid fishing license in order to participate in the contest.  To purchase a Louisiana fishing license, visit

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.


For more information contact Ashley Wethey at (225) 765-5113.