13-Year-Old Takes 1st Place, Wins Pickup At Ice Fishing Tournament
BRAINERD (WJON News) -- A 13-year-old took first place and won a pickup on Saturday at the Brainerd Jaycee's Ice Fishing Extravaganza.
Organizers say at about 1:53 p.m. 13-year-old Zac Padrnos of Hutchinson was fishing in about 50 feet of water when he felt a hit and he reeled in the fish of a lifetime. His winning fish was a 9.45-pound walleye. The next largest walleye was 5.67 lbs.
Padrnos had his choice of taking either a Ford F150 or a GMC Canyon, he chose the Ford.
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Preliminary estimates indicate that nearly 12,000 people were in attendance for the tournament on Saturday. They came from across the country including New York, California, and Tennessee. A few contestants also flew in from Australia and France.