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Money talks and swims in Utah fishing challenge

Above the ice, anglers wait; below dwells their prey: 33 trout with tags for cash and prizes.

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"It means you get to take it home [if you catch a tagged fish]," the 6-year-old said. "I like to eat fish. Even if I don’t catch a tagged fish I still get a prize because I get to take it home and eat it."


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Fish challenge

The Rafter B Fish Challenge tagged trout contest is taking place at Rockport Reservoir in Summit County. Thirty-three trout have been tagged on the dorsal fin and released. Numbers on the tags are attached to prizes including $2,500 in cash, outdoor-related equipment, vacations and gift certificates. As of Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. no one had turned in a tagged fish. Visit http://stateparks.utah.gov/ and look for the Tagged Fish Challenge button for more information.

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