Harrisburg, PA – Anglers registered with Cabela’s “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?” promotion will have an opportunity to land prize-winning fish in eight Pennsylvania waterways announced today by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and Cabela’s.
In conjunction with the contest, the PFBC will offer fishing instruction and a variety of other activities at six of the eight waters on May 30 as part of its annual Fish-for-Free day. The selected waters where Fish-for-Free activities will be held include:
- Lake Wallenpaupack, a 5,700-acre lake located in Pike and Wayne counties;
- Raystown Lake, an 8,000-acre lake in Huntingdon County;
- The Emsworth Pool of the Three Rivers in Pittsburgh;
- Presque Isle Bay, a 3,300-acre body of water which is part of Presque Isle State Park in Erie County;
- Foster Joseph Sayers Lake, a 1,730-acre reservoir located in Bald Eagle Creek State Park in Centre County.
- Lake Nockamixon, a 1,450-acre lake located within Nockamixon State Park in Bucks County.
The remaining two waters include:
- Penns Creek, which begins from a spring in Penns Cave, Centre County, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Susquehanna River near Selinsgrove in Snyder County.
- Lake Arthur, a 3,200-acre lake located within Moraine State Park in Butler County.
The contest officially starts today and runs through July 14. Anglers can register through the PFBC website at www.fishandboat.com/fishformillions.htm for a chance at landing the $2.2 million prize.
“We’re excited that the Cabela’s contest coincides with our first Fish-for-Free day on Memorial Day,” said PFBC Executive Director John Arway. “Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer and it’s a day when many families and friends get together at lakes and parks throughout the state. It is the first of two Fishing Holidays this year.”
“First-time anglers can learn how to fish from our instructors and, in the process, maybe land a prize-winning fish,” he added. “It’s a great way to get introduced to the sport of fishing.”
In addition to providing free fishing tips, PFBC outreach and education staff will have exhibits, free publications and more at the six selected sites. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish. No fishing license is required to fish on these days. All other fishing regulations apply. The second Fish-for-Free Day is Labor Day, Sept. 5.
To help reporters with stories and websites, the PFBC has created a media resources page which contains high resolution tagging photos and videos. High-resolution logos can also be downloaded. The page is located at: http://www.fishandboat.com/media-resources/fish-tagging/tagging-contest-media.htm.
The mission of the Fish and Boat Commission is to protect, conserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s aquatic resources and provide fishing and boating opportunities. For more information about fishing and boating in Pennsylvania, please visit our website at www.fishandboat.com