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Brainerd Is Chosen Best For Winter Fishing

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The website has just issued its list of great places to find fun fishing in Winter.  And as they say….”It’s no surprise” that its Brainerd at number one.

Here’s the quote from their article:

When we say Brainerd, we mean ice fishing! It’s no surprise that Brainerd topped our winter fishing destinations list. Based in central Minnesota, Brainerd is home to the biggest ice fishing event in the world. The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza takes place every January on Gull Lake’s Hole in the Day Bay, 15 miles north of the town.

 The species you can expect to catch here are Walleye, Northern Pike, and Perch. By participating in the tournament, you’ll not only be in for a lot of fun, but you’ll also be contributing to charity. In recent years, the event has raised $150,000 for charities annually.

 When you finally decide to get off the ice, there are plenty of other activities you can take part in. Brainerd is nothing short of a winter outdoor paradise. Name your winter outdoor adventure, and Brainerd probably has it. From skiing to winter biking, we’re 100% sure you won’t get bored. 

If you happen to get tired of the cold weather, visit some of the town’s galleries. Brainerd is a small town, but you wouldn’t know it from the amount of art galleries! Here, you’ll find photography, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, copper and other metalwork, and much more made by 40 artists from all around the US and beyond.

 I guess we’re spoiled!  Get out and enjoy the winter fishing in the Brainerd Lakes and join B93.3’s Wild Bill along with Eric Grant and Brian Moon again this year on ice for the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.