Brainerd Prepares For 25th Ice Fishing Extravaganza [AUDIO]
BRAINERD -- The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza - the world's largest ice fishing contest in the world - is being held for the 25th time tomorrow (Saturday).
Sarah Stenerson has been involved with the event since 2006. She says over 10,000 ice fisherman will travel to Brainerd to take part in the annual contest that raises money for Minnesota charities.
According to their website, the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza raises over $150,000 for charities and over $1 million in revenue is generated by the event.
Preparing for the event is a daunting task that requires about a year of planning, but Stenerson says it is worth it.
The weather has turned relatively mild in the past couple weeks, but Stenerson says the ice is more than capable of handling the contest.
Stenerson encourages everybody - ice fishermen or not - to come out this weekend to take part in the event's festivities.
The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza goes from noon to 3:00 p.m. north of Brainerd on Gull Lake.