The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Date: February 3, 2024
Time: 8 AM – 2 PM
Location: Brainerd Area Lakes
The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza is one of the largest charitable ice fishing contests in the world. The event is organized by the Brainerd Jaycees, a community organization that focuses on personal development and community service.
This year, anglers will be converting length to points. Fish length will be entered into the app by the ¼” increment into the FishDonkey app. The tournament officials will verify and approve the contestant’s measurement, then convert that length to the corresponding point value for that species. For example, a 15-inch walleye/sauger is worth 25 points, while a 21-inch northern or a 7.5 inch crappie are worth approximately 25 points each. The full chart for length to point conversions is available at icefishing.org/length-to-points-scale.
The Ice Fishing Extravaganza offers substantial prizes, including cash awards, vehicles, ice fishing gear, and other valuable items. Sponsors often contribute to the prize pool. To see a full list of prizes, check out our prize list.
The event has a significant charitable aspect. Proceeds from the Ice Fishing Extravaganza support various community projects and charitable causes. The Brainerd Jaycees use the funds raised to make a positive impact on the local community. Learn more at cefishing.org/giving-back.