The annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza has been postponed due to safety concerns. The charitable ice fishing contest was scheduled for Saturday, January 23rd on Gull Lake but inconsistent ice thickness caused by the relatively warm winter has forced it to be postponed until Saturday, February 6th.
The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza - the 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.
More than 8,000 tickets have been sold for the 23rd annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza. Spokeswoman Angie Nelson says the event this Saturday will actually give out over $200,000 in prizes.