Hagg Lake south of Forest Grove is one of only two Oregon lakes that might be sheltering a fish that could make one lucky fisherperson a millionaire. Hagg Lake and South Twin Lake in Deschutes County have been selected as Oregon’sby: NEWS-TIMES PHOTO: CHASE ALLGOOD - Anglers head down the pier at Hagg Lake, one of two Oregon lakes stocked with special tagged fish whose capture can lead to a prize for the lucky fisherperson. representatives in the “Fish for Millions” contest sponsored by Cabela’s outdoor-equipment chain and local wildlife agencies in 21 states, including the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

The contest started May 4 and continues through July 7. Participants must register online at

ODFW put specially tagged rainbow trout into Hagg and South Twin lakes. All tagged fish can be redeemed for prizes if the lucky anglers enter the tag number and other information on Cabela’s COURTESY PHOTO: OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE - ODFW Fish Biologist Ben Walczak holds one of the tagged rainbow trout which could give some lucky angler a prize if caught during the Fish for Millions contest sponsored by Cabelas. Contest runs from now through July 7.

This year, prizes include Ranger boats, a Chevy truck, fishing gear, gift cards. The fish with the $2 million tag is swimming in only one of the 21 participating states, but all states have at least some tagged fish.

This is the third year Oregon has participated in the contest and the second time for Hagg Lake, which was one of the target lakes two years ago.

Last year, Crane Prairie and Blue Rivers reservoirs were stocked with tagged fish. More than 7,000 Oregon anglers participated and 17 caught a tagged fish.

— Jill Rehkopf Smith

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