May 7, 2012 1:40 PM by Greg Boyce

Fish at Lake Pueblo may be worth big money

Catching a specially tagged fish at the Pueblo Reservoir could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or even more.

Pueblo Reservoir and Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado are part of the "Wanna Fish for Millions?" contest from Cabela's.

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 runs through July 8.

"Pueblo and Blue Mesa are two of Colorado's top fishing destinations," said Greg Gerlich, Colorado Parks and Wildlife's aquatic section manager. "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.

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, with anglers across the country landing 143 winning fish. Tagged fish that are legally caught by anglers are eligible for prizes.  For complete details click here.




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