Upcoming Ice Fishing Events in Minnesota


January and February are prime months for all things ice fishing. Get your fish house trailer hooked up to your truck, mark your calendar, and get ready for some great ice fishing fun.

Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Hosted each January on Gull Lake's Hole-in-the-Day Bay, this ice fishing competition offers competitive ice fishing anglers the chance to win $150,000 in cash and additional prizes, such as a new truck, ATVs, ice augers, and ice fishing equipment. Over 10,000 ice fishermen from around the world come to compete every year. If you think you've got what it takes (or even if you just want to enjoy some camraderie around the ice fishing hole), make sure that you attend. 

The tournament starts on January 27th and runs from 12pm to 3pm. For more information or to purchase advanced tickets, visit www.icefishing.org.

Sleepy Eye 37th Annual Ice Fishing Derby

Now in its 37th year, the Sportsmen's Club Ice Fishign Derby out on Sleepy Eye Lake is a much anticipated event in the ice fishing world. There are fishing prizes earned in the contest, a general item raffle, and a grand raffle. There's a modest $5 entry fee. Lunch and refreshments are available for purchase from onsite vendors and concession stands.

Glacier Ice Houses Make Ice Fishing Better

Don't own a quality ice fishing trailer yet? Not a problem. Just visit any Glacier Ice House dealership to find a wide selection of high quality, hand-crafted ice fish houses that can stand up to any weather and provide you with a perfect place to ice fish to your heart's content. Up your ice fishing game today by owning your very own Glacier Ice House.