Pennsylvania Fishing License is Ticket to Participate in Cabela’s Contest

HARRISBURG, Pa. (April 18) –Starting Saturday, May 4, Pennsylvania anglers will have a chance to fish for, and win, millions of dollars in cash and prizes in Cabela’s “Fish for a Millions?” contest.

For a third year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is partnering in this contest by tagging fish and selecting Pennsylvania waters where participants can be big winners. In addition, 21 other states are part of this national contest.

Most people have heard the phrase “you have to play to win.” Well, in addition to knowing the contest waters, Pennsylvania anglers need to have a fishing license to play. Your license will be your ticket to fish some of the Commonwealth’s best waters in the hopes of cashing in on big winnings. While purchasing a fishing license guarantees you a gateway into the contest, the PFBC underscores that regardless of the contest, a Pennsylvania fishing license is always a winner. In fact, it affords anglers the opportunity to unlock a year’s worth of fishing opportunities in all the Commonwealth’s fishing waters.

Cabela’s started accepting registrations on its website on April 15. The contest will begin on May 4 and end July 7. The premise is simple: catch specially tagged fish and win prizes ranging from Cabela’s gift cards to boats to $2 million.

All rules and requirements, as well as contest details and registration information, can be found at Cabela’s contest website, In addition, the PFBC will maintain its own contest web page at Here, Pennsylvania anglers will be able to see the listing of contest waters along with photos of tagged fish.

As a “warm-up” to the May 4 contest start date, the PFBC will be hosting an exhibit at the Pennsylvania Cabela’s store in Hamburg on May 4 – 5. PFBC staff will be present to provide free publications and educational materials, including the list of Pennsylvania contest waters. Cabela’s is providing its yardstick adhesive decal as a free giveaway during the in-store event.

As stipulated in Cabela’s official contest rules, PFBC employees, volunteers, Commissioners, Boating Advisory Board members, and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are ineligible to enter the contest or win a prize.