$150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza


The Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the world’s largest charitable ice fishing contest. We have held it annually since January 1991 and have donated $2.8-million to over 50 area charities because of its success. It takes three days to set-up the two-square mile contest site, the contest is three hours long, and over 12,000 contestants and spectators attend annually. Contestants compete for well over $150,000 in prizes. Over 350 volunteers work on the fishing contest and there are numerous opportunities for Jaycees to get involved in various aspects of the event.