Brainerd, MN — The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is back with their in-person ice fishing contest held on Saturday, January 28th, 2023, at noon on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake. The Extravaganza draws over 10,000 anglers annually who compete for more than $200,000 in prizes. All proceeds from the event are donated to charities. Starting Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, annual sponsor, Fleet Farm begins their month-long early bird sale with contest tickets discounted to $35.00. This is the biggest sale on the Extravaganza tickets, so contestants will want to buy early to save. Catch of the Day and raffle tickets are also sold in Minnesota Fleet Farm stores this year as well. On December 1st contestants can find their $50.00 tickets at participating outlets.
First held in 1991, this event is hailed as the world’s largest charitable ice fishing tournament; event organizers have donated over $4 million to Brainerd‐area charities, most notably Confidence Learning Center, in its 32‐year history. The volunteer‐run event is organized by the Brainerd Jaycees who have over 90 members contributing more than 75,000 hours and over $200k to the community annually. This family-friendly event is a great way to spend the day, and it has a huge impact on the Brainerd Lakes Area.
For the most up-to-date information on the Gull Lake Tournament as well as more opportunities to win big or volunteer visit icefishing.org