13-Year-Old Boy Wins Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Published On: January 30th, 20230.4 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

(Nisswa, MN) —  A 13-year-old boy is the big winner in the annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.   Zac Padrnos of Hutchinson reeled in a nine-point-75-pound walleye Saturday which earns him a new Ford or G-M-C truck.  The next largest walleye was five-point-67 pounds.  More than 12 thousand anglers turned out at Hole In The Day Bay on Gull Lake despite freezing temperatures.  Volunteers drilled 14-thousand300 holes in two hours.  Officials say the ice fishing tournament has raised over four-and-a-half-million dollars for charities and nonprofits since 1991.

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