Mark your calendars for the world’s greatest ice fishing contest – the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake near Brainerd. Join the more than 10,000 anglers as they vie for fabulous prizes, including a truck, all-terrain vehicles, ice fishing equipment and so much more!
Since 1990, this signature event of the Brainerd Jaycees has raised more than $1 million for Brainerd Lakes Area charities, especially Confidence Learning Center, and rallied thousands of volunteers.
Contestants can expect the same great event as in years past with the opportunity to win large prizes at various places on the leader board – 1st place wins a GMC or Ford pick-up truck, 100th place goes home with an Ice Castle fish house, and Arctic Cat 4-wheelers are spread throughout the list. The Lindy Big Fish Bounty is back again this year, where the 24th place winner can earn $3,000 in addition to the $2,400 on the prize list if they catch the winning fish on the special edition Emerald Shiner colored Lindy Rattlin’ Flyer Spoon available exclusively at Mills Fleet Farm stores. Also returning this year after a one year hiatus is the Catch of the Day Extravaganza Give Away, and additional contest within the Extravaganza, giving participants the chance to win a prize package valued at $9,000 for an additional $5. Stamps for this contest can be purchases online and at Mills Fleet Farm in Baxter.
As of December 1, contest tickets will be available for $45 at all ticket outlets through the event date.
Returning this year is the “Catch of the Day Extravaganza Give-Away,” an additional contest within the Extravaganza, giving participants the chance to win a prize package valued at $9,000 for an additional $5. These stamps can be purchased online and at Mills Fleet Farm in Baxter, MN. If you cannot make it to the event, raffle tickets are available for $10 each and can be purchased at all Minnesota Mills Fleet Farm locations.