Boat dealer offers $100,000 reward for catching specific fish

A Tennessee boat dealer is sending anglers on an unusual treasure hunt for a specific tagged fish that will earn the person who catches it a $100,000 prize.

Watson’s Marine in Bluff City said a smallmouth bass fitted with a tag will be released into South Holston Lake at 12:01 a.m. June 12, and anglers will have until 11:59 p.m. June 13 to catch the fish.

The person who reels in the bass, nicknamed “Ol’ Walter 2.0” by the boat dealer, will receive a $100,000 prize, the business said.

The dealership said no registration is necessary and any baits can be used, but the fish must be caught with a rod and reel to qualify for the prize.