Rivers of Life

Brainerd Ice Fishing Contest

Clip: Episode 3 | 1m 3s | Video has closed captioning.

Each January, in the northern reaches of the the Mississippi River Basin, over 22,000 holes are drilled into the frozen surface of Gull Lake – through ice up to two feet thick. The following day, over 11,000 people arrive in this corner of Minnesota to take part in the largest charity ice-fishing contest in the world: the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.

Aired: 07/03/19

Rating: TV-PG

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