The 18th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza is scheduled Saturday from noon-3 p.m. on Gull Lake's Hole-in-the-Day Bay.
With plenty of ice and comfortable ice-fishing weather in the forecast, a record number of participants is possible.
Until then, here's a look at other numbers of note, along with images - from last year - of what has truly become an ice-fishing extravaganza.
The 18th annual Brainerd Jaycees $150,000 Ice Fishing Extravaganza by the numbers:
.80 The weight of the 100th-place fish - a walleye caught by Brian ONeil of Waconia - last year, which was worth $10,000 in cash. This year, that cash prize has been replaced by a Glastron GT 185 fish and ski boat.
1 Finish is worth a 2008 Ford 4x4 pickup.
4.91 The weight of last years winning fish - a northern pike caught by Tim Piehl of Baxter, worth a Ford F-150 pickup.
6 The number of countries that have been represented in the Extravaganza.
12 The start time (noon) of this years Extravaganza.
14.5 The number in thousands of dollars donated to charities from the first Extravaganza in 1991.
18 Finish is worth a $2,500 Craguns vacation.
21 The forecasted temperature (according to wunderground.com) for noon Saturday - the starting time for the Extravaganza.
22 The number of states that have been represented in the Extravaganza.
45 Entry fee in dollars for the Extravaganza.
50 The number in thousands of dollars spent promoting the Extravaganza each year.
67 The number of charities that have shared nearly $2 million in contest proceeds in the events history.
76 The percentage of participants that travel more than 60 miles for the Extravaganza.
150 Finish - the last on the prize list this year - is worth a Suzuki KingQuad 450 ATV, as is second place, 20th, 40th, 50th, 80th, 101st and 125th.
211.5 The number in thousands of dollars donated to charities from last years Extravaganza.
250 The number of acres of the contest site on Gull Lakes Hole-in-the-Day Bay.
350-plus The number of volunteers needed to help the day of the Extravaganza.
1,000 The average number of fish registered each year of the event.
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