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  • Catch a fish — win $1 million

  • Two Oregon lakes just got more popular with anglers who might think winning the lottery some day is a fine retirement plan.
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  • Two Oregon lakes just got more popular with anglers who might think winning the lottery some day is a fine retirement plan.
    Henry Hagg Lake in Washington County and Detroit Lake in Marion County are among 65 bodies of water nationwide that are part of a contest where anglers can catch tagged fish worth up to $1 million.
    It's called the "Wanna Go Fishing for Millions" contest sponsored by Cabela's, Outdoor Channel, and fish and wildlife agencies in 20 states.
    The contest has up to $2.2 million in prizes, with a grand prize of $1 million. It started last weekend and runs through July 14.
    Participants must register online at www.cabelas.com/fishformillions.
    Henry Hagg and Detroit lakes each have 12 to 15 fish fitted with "spaghetti tags," or long, slim, plastic tags affixed to a fin.
    Pre-registered contestants who catch one of these tagged fish can use the numbers on the tag to claim their prize on the Cabela's website.
    Prizes range from sunglasses, fishing line, computer routers and gift cards to $1 million.
    At Henry Hagg, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists tagged and released 15 bass that ranged from 2 to 5 pounds.
    At Detroit Lake, ODFW technicians tagged and released a dozen 3-pound trout from Marion Forks Fish Hatchery.
    There's no word on whether either Oregon lake has the grand prize fish.
    Catching tagged fish in such a short time frame is considered a rarity, regardless of the lake.
    For instance, tagged fish have gone uncaught for years at Diamond Lake.
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