According to a list by FishingBooker.com, Brainerd has been named one of the best destinations to do some ice fishing in America!
It’s always nice to see our local area get a little extra spotlight (quick shoutout to my fiancé for finding this article from FishingBooker.com and wanting credit for it).
The list highlights 8 separate locations across the United States where the ice fishing is considered excellent. Below is what was said about Brainerd when it comes to dropping a line in the winter:
Having been featured in both our Best Winter Fishing Destinations in the US in 2020 as well as our Best Fishing Festivals articles, it was only a matter of time until Brainerd earned its place among the top ice fishing destinations in the US as well. Over 460 lakes within 25 miles of the city make it a perfect location for angling enthusiasts. The fishing is great any day of the year and even in winter that doesn’t change.
The article highlights our 450+ lakes within a small radius as a key reason and it’s hard to argue.
It’s probably a good reason the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza does so well here and is such a massive success. You know it’s not too shabby when HBO comes and does a special on it.
Also on the list is our neighbors to the west at Devils Lake in North Dakota.
Make sure to check out the entire list of locations on FishingBooker.com