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The Brainerd Jaycees Virtual Ice Fishing Extravaganza Announces Changes To 2021 Event

Ice Fishing

It was announced on Wednesday, November 25th that the 2021 version of the Brainerd Ice Fishing Extravaganza will be going virtual.

The event will take place on January 30th, 2021 from 12pm to 3pm central time. Participants will be allowed to fish on any lake in the state of Minnesota. Contestants will enter their fish into a web-based application that will go live in real time on the day of the contest. All six eligible species of fish that are native to Gull Lake near Brainerd will be announced at a later date.

“Safety of all involved is our main concern this year,” said event chairperson Benji Thoennes, “we know that the event will be different, but we hope to encourage everyone to get out fishing with their families and win some great prizes, which keeps in line with what the Extravaganza has always been about.”

Pre-purchased tickets must be registered by January 15th, 2021 to be eligible to participate in the new format. Register your ticket by entering all required information here