Apparently, there’s nothing quite like sitting on an overturned five-gallon bucket on frozen ice with a winter wind doing that thing the winter wind does around Brainerd.
Yesterday was the annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing extravaganza, in which hundreds — maybe thousands — of fishermen try to win $150,000 in prizes. Or at least play “bra pong.”
A five pound walleye, netted the grand prize — a new truck — for a Chaska man.
Like last year, it was caught in one of the shallowest parts of the lake.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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