16 inches of ice: Sheriff gives blessing for Jaycees' Ice Fishing Extravaganza
Brainerd Dispatch - 01-18
If there were any doubts about ice conditions this winter—there aren't anymore. The 29th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza received the green light Thursday, Jan. 17, from Crow Wing County Sheriff Scott Goddard. The annual event takes place on Hole-in-the-Day Bay on Gull Lake and is scheduled Jan. 26. Goddard issued the permit for the event after doing an ice check within the 250 acres of the contest area. The contest is about 10 miles north of Brainerd off Highway 371.