Largest charitable Ice fishing contest in the world

Check out the largest ice fishing contest in the world. Tens of thousands of people and 30,000 holes drilled on Gull Lake for the event. This was our first time ice fishing and what a great time we had! Everyone cheers for each other every time someone catches a fish. Its really a neat experience everyone should try once! All for a good cause too!

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+10 1. thedogsniff commented 6 years ago

I would be afraid to go out there, even without trypophobia! Are the holes far enough apart!? What if everyone jumps at once?
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+5 2. braveheart2052 commented 6 years ago

I didn`t hear anyone cheer ! no fish I quess. :( :( :(
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+7 3. Kenuty commented 6 years ago

With the amount of holes, the amount of people and things on it, I am surprised it held them all pretty well without cracking apart.
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+2 4. WildMonkey commented 6 years ago

They need more holes closer together.
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+6 5. Burimi commented 6 years ago

I enjoyed the song (music)
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+1 6. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago

So, did they depopulate the whole sea?
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+3 7. sux2bu commented 6 years ago

History of the Ice Fishing Extravaganza....
"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."
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+1 8. havix1 commented 6 years ago

Fish population drop yesterday on nearby lake,investagtion is ongoing.
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+1 9. saywhat13 commented 6 years ago

And we wonder why there aint no fish left ....
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+1 10. SquidCap commented 6 years ago

Except that these events are possible only by dumping huge loads of new fish every summer. It is equivalent of dragging a net thru the lake, it is near catastrophic event to the lake ecosystem. Try finding anything more than 2 years old in there.. Stupid stupid stupid.