Lots of incentives to fish in Arizona

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In honor of National Fishing and Boating week, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced that Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, June 9 will be free fishing days. By Andrew Michalscheck In honor of National Fishing and Boating week, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced that Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, June 9 will be free fishing days. By Andrew Michalscheck
Fishing is always free in Arizona for kids under the age of 14. By Andrew Michalscheck Fishing is always free in Arizona for kids under the age of 14. By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- It’s a great time to be a fishing fan in Arizona.

In honor of National Fishing and Boating week, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced that Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, June 9 will be free fishing days.

“Don’t forget that kids fish free every single day in Arizona because for those under age 14, a fishing license is not required,” said Fisheries Chief Kirk Young.

Not only will fishing be free over the next two Saturdays, but there’s also a chance for people to win money and prizes when they dip their line in the water.

Cabela’s is conducting their “Wanna Go Fishing For Millions?” contest, which gives people the chance to win up to $2 million in cash and more than $225,000 in prizes by catching tagged fish in select lakes across the United States.

Bartlett, Lake Pleasant, and Roosevelt Lake are among the Arizona lakes taking part in the contest.

One of the tagged fish will be worth $1 million. However, if the lucky fisherman who catches the million dollar fish is currently using the Cabela’s Fish Recon application on their smart phone the prize money will be doubled to $2 million.

Registration for the “Wanna Go Fishing For Millions?” contest began April 19, and contestants must pre-register before fishing. Winners of specific prizes will be announced when the competition ends on July 8.

For more information about the contest visit www.cabelas.com/fishformillions.

People with a valid 2012 fishing license can also enter to win a rebate on the price of their license. The promotion will run through August 31. For more information visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation at www.rbff.org.