In the early 1990’s a core group of Brainerd Jaycee members came up with an idea to help raise money for the the Camp Confidence Learning Center and numerous other local charities as well as showcasing the Brainerd Lakes Area and of course, its great fishing! What an idea it was and now 29 years later it has grown into the largest ice fishing tournament in the world and has world wide exposure on numerous networks, including the NBC Today Show. Today the Ice Fishing extravaganza generates over $1 million in area revenue and raises over $150,000 for more than 45 local charities.
We certainly hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your planning for the Holiday Season is well under way. We also hope that you are planning a fun winter getaway (perhaps even a New Year’s Getaway) with us and to the Brainerd Lakes Area. Here at the resort we have had a little quiet time since the last weekend of October when we pretty much close until the start of our winter season on December 26. A few of us were lucky to slip away for a bit of vacation during the fall. John & Vicki made their annual trip to Sanibel Island, Florida