Wis. man wins Ice Fishing Extravaganza
BRAINERD -- A first-time attendee from Wisconsin caught the winning fish at the Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
More than 10,000 people gathered on frozen Gull Lake Saturday for what's billed as the world's largest ice-fishing event.
Andrew Schultz's northern pike weighed in at 7.18 pounds and was caught in 11 feet of water using a minnow and a tip-up.
Schultz, from Dousman, Wis., won a Ford pickup truck.
Gov. Mark Dayton became the first sitting governor to attend the event. He didn't catch a fish but told organizers he enjoyed the experience.
Only one angler from the West Central Tribune area made the top 150 list. Aaron Benson of Benson registered a 0.45-pound walleye and finished in 132nd place. He won an Ice 55 ice fishing flasher.