Minnesotans can’t resist the lure of ice fishing

Apparently, there’s nothing quite like sitting on an overturned five-gallon bucket on frozen ice with a winter wind doing that thing the winter wind does around Brainerd.

Yesterday was the annual Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing extravaganza, in which hundreds — maybe thousands — of fishermen try to win $150,000 in prizes. Or at least play “bra pong.”

A five pound walleye, netted the grand prize — a new truck — for a Chaska man.

Like last year, it was caught in one of the shallowest parts of the lake.