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World’s Largest Charitable Ice Fishing Contest

World’s Largest Charitable Ice Fishing ContestMark your calendars for the 24th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza on Gull Lake in Nisswa, Minnesota this January 25, 2014. Join more than 10,000 anglers as they vie for fabulous prizes, including a truck, all-terrain vehicles, ice fishing equipment and so much more! Click here to see a list of all prizes up for grabs.

Friday night, enjoy a Kick-Off Party at Grand View Lodge from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. featuring liquor, beer and wine tasting, appetizers, a silent auction, raffles, games and music by DJ Walzy for only $35 per person! Saturday’s fishing contest will start at 12:00 p.m. and commence with an award ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Hole-in-the-Day Bay. Click here to see who and what catch made last year’s leaderboard!

If you’re thinking about dropping a line during this great event, check out our Ice Fishing Extravaganza package with accommodations starting at $180/night. Not only will you get deluxe lodging with breakfast daily, but you’ll also have access to FREE, PRIVATE shuttles to and from the Fishing Extravaganza event, along with admittance into the Grand View Lodge Guest-Only Hospitality tent where you warm up with some great food and beverages. Not only that, but guests will have access to the plethora of other amenities and activities currently available during the weekend. Click here to see a current schedule.

The Extravaganza is a special one-of-a-kind event! Since 1990, this signature event of the Brainerd Jaycees generates more than $1-million in revenue for area businesses and more than $200,000 for over 45 Brainerd Lakes Area charities. Not only that, but the event is completely volunteer-ran and organized and has received national and international recognition in Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, ESPN The Magazine, and MSNBC just to name a few.

If you’re interested in helping out the Brainerd Lakes Community and using your fishing skills to win some great prizes, drop us a line and reserve your lodging today. Limited space is available!

The 2012 Annual Fish and Golf Tournament Date is Set

We are inviting teams of three to participate in the 2012 Fish and Golf Tournament, featuring a day of fishing on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a day of golf, Sunday, Sept. 30.

Last year’s tournament featured some great fishing and fantastic weather for golf.

“We are very lucky to have championship golf and world class fishing all within a couple miles of each other. It makes Grand View Lodge an absolute perfect location to host a fish and golf event,” said Jack Wawro, head golf professional at Grand View Lodge. “Our unique tournament allows our guests to enjoy both premier golf as well as reconnect with nature while on the surrounding lakes, and it’s a lot of fun!”

Saturday will be dedicated to fishing and trying to out-catch your fellow fishermen on the Gull Lake chain, one of the top 10 Walleye lakes in the state. Fishing will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at which time there will be a weigh-in. The winner will be determined by the weight of two Bass, two Northern and two Walleye. Points will carry over to the golf event the following day. There will be a dinner announcing the fishing results following the contest at the Main Lodge Dining Room.

Sunday will feature a golf tournament, beginning with a shotgun start on the Pines course. The three person teams will participate and winners will be determined after combining the two net scores of the three players. The points earned will be combined with the fishing event, and the overall winners will be announced over a lunch at Freddy’s Grille at the Pines course.

The cost of the tournament is $100 per each member, or $150 for non-members and includes entry and participation in each event, several meals, a cart and gift-card prizes throughout the weekend. Lodging is available for each three-person team for $150 plus tax. Teams must provide their own boat or hire a fishing guide for the first day of the event. Professional golfers and fisherman are welcome.

For more information or to register for the event, please contact Jack Wawro at (218) 963-8741 or email him at jack.wawro@grandviewlodge.com. To keep up with Grand View Lodge’s latest news, events and special promotions please visit the Pines on Facebook and become a fan.  For additional resort information and to find out about vacation packages visit www.grandviewlodge.com.

Gull Lake is in the Top 10 Walleye Lakes listing and promises great fishing throughout the tournament.

Gone Fishing


Who says business meetings have to take place in a stuffy conference room? At Grand View Lodge, we are committed to providing our guests with a taste of the real Minnesota and where we come from, winter means snowmobiling, skiing and of course, ice fishing. Tried and true fisherman at heart, we believe that nothing should have to keep you from the ice house, including business. 

We know, we know, getting out of work is tough and you only have so many vacation days… but no worries, here at Grand View, we are making it easy for you to do both. This winter, we are introducing the Lil’ Grand View Lodge on Gull, a creative meeting place where you can actually mix work and play.
That is the idea, at least, behind this newest addition, which is a unique high-tech ice fishing house where Grand View Lodge guests can plot business strategies while jigging for walleye through two feet of frozen lake.

With the look and feel of the property’s rustic lake cabins, the heated 8-by-16 foot conference center features wireless internet, a 32” flat screen LCD with Direct TV, DVD player (fully equipped with a plethora of fishing videos), microwave oven, sink with running water and a fully functioning private restroom.  Soon to be located on Gull Lake, the house sleeps eight using fold-down beds, and has eight fishing holes with lines affixed to the cabin’s built-in seating.

A Plexiglas conference tabletop suspended by cables and attached to a set of pulleys can be raised and lowered as needed. The rest of the decor reflects Grand View Lodge’s “up North” style. The exterior is constructed of hand-carved, insulated white pine logs, reflecting the traditional northern setting, and at 128 square feet, it’s more than twice the size of a typical fish house.

Fisherman or not, the Lil’ Grand View Lodge on Gull offers its guests a unique meeting place that spawns creative thinking and where, even if you work late, are still able to catch dinner.