More than 12-thousand people are expected at the Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza event to try and claim their share of more than $200,00 in prizes.

The annual Brainerd Jaycees event has been a huge draw every year since it began in 1991. In that time, the contest has been cancelled or postponed three times, including this year's postponed date to February 6 on Gull Lake.

The extravaganza, originally scheduled for January 23, had to be postponed after the patch of warm weather and the ice not being safe enough for contestants.

“With the latest cold snap, we were optimistic the ice would be ready for us, but Mother Nature had another plan,” Chairperson Angie Nelson said, “however, it's critical that we make sure the contest site is safe.  This announcement will hopefully allow our participants enough time to adjust their plans to join us in three weeks.”

Contestants stand to win over $200,000 in prizes this year if they catch one of the 150 fish! In addition, a random prize drawing for additional prizes including an Ice Castle Mille Lacs Hybrid fish house and an Arctic Cat Prowler, other gift cards, and ice fishing accessories totaling nearly $40,000 in prizes is held.

Check out the other prizes up for grabs and more information of the February 6 event, here.

The Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza has donated over three-million-dollars to Brainerd area charities.

You can grab your discounted ticket the event (while they last) on The Value Connection.