Are tickets still available the day of the contest?
Yes, tickets are available at designated outlets (look for pink banners) and on the ice at center ice.
Where are "Will Call" tickets?
The "Will Call" is the white "info booth" located at center ice.
Can you transfer tickets to another individual?
Yes, just make sure that if you catch a fish that you fill in your name on the weigh-in slip.
Can my son or daughter fish the contest?
Yes, there is no age requirement.
I can't find my ticket, can I still fish?
No, all contestants must have a ticket and it must be visible at all times. "Will Call" tickets can be picked up at the white "Info Booth" located at the center of the contest area.
What is the raffle prize drawing and where can one purchase tickets?
Tickets are $10 each and are available at the ticket tent or prior to the contest at designated outlets. This drawing is separate from the fishing contest prizes and you need not be present to win.
Can I park on the ice?
No, parking is located at BRAINERD INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. Our overflow lot is located just north of the contest area. Shuttle bus service is available both ways from both lots.
Do we have handicap parking?
Yes, handicap parking is at Brainerd International Raceway.
When do the shuttle buses run?
The shuttles will transport people on and off the ice nonstop from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Can I bring a cooler onto the ice?
Yes, coolers will be allowed. All coolers are subject to mandatory search or will not be allowed in the contest area.
Do you have bait for sale?
Will propane be available?
Due to federal regulation, propane is NOT allowed on the Extravaganza shuttle buses regardless of where they are departing from. If you try and bring propane onto the shuttle bus you will be asked to leave it behind or get off the shuttle bus. No propane will be sold on the ice.
Can I bring my own beer or pop into the contest area?
Yes, plastic bottles and cans are allowed. Glass bottles are not allowed.
Can we bring our own food?
Yes, however we encourage you to check out the great food provided by our concession vendors at center ice.
Do I need a fishing license?
Yes, fishing during the contest is regulated by all Minnesota fishing laws. MN DNR Officers are present.
Can I bring an ice auger?
No, holes are pre-dilled. You may need a chisel to re-open your pre-drilled hole Saturday morning.
Is there a place I can warm up?
We have heated concession tents.
Are spectators welcome?
Yes, you don't need a ticket to get into the contest area. If you do not fish the contest you can still support the event and its charitable causes by purchasing a raffle ticket at the ticket tent.
What time can I start fishing?
12:00 p.m. A cannon will be fired at 12:00 p.m., shortly after the National Anthem.
I caught two fish. Should I register both?
You may register as many fish as you like. However, only the largest fish you register will count.