About the Event
The Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is the largest charitable ice fishing contest on earth. Founded in 1991 the event has been held annually 10 miles north of Brainerd, Minnesota.
In the early 1990s the Brainerd Jaycees had a desire to develop a signature project—a project that would rally members, raise money for local charities, and provide avenues for individual growth, personal development, and leadership. With the first contest being held in January 1991, it is certain the founders never expected this event would become the world’s largest ice fishing contest and put Brainerd, MN, on the map with a winter event that generates over $1-million in revenue for area businesses and over $150,000 for area charities annually.
This year, the Interstates team provided support as a sponsor of this meaningful event. We have participated for several years in a row and look forward to continuing to support this event as it grows each year. Check out some photos from the day below. Interested in learning more or getting involved? Click here.