Cuyuna Lakes Chamber announces Ice Fishing Contest winners

Cuyuna Lakes Chamber announces Ice Fishing Contest winners

February 8, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (2/9/21)

(Crosby, MN) — The Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce held their annual Ice Fishing Contest over the weekend, but this year went virtual. Through the FishDonkey app, 86 anglers entered 57 fish from public lakes across Minnesota.

Over $4,000 in prizes from several local businesses were awarded to anglers for fish of all sizes during the three-hour contest. The Chamber managed to raise more than $10,500 for marketing for attracting more visitors through the Cuyuna Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

Top prizes for the four different species of fish included a 29” Northern Pike and 13” Crappie from Levi Jillson of Brainerd, a 17.5” Walleye from Timmy Johnson of East Gull Lake, and an 18” Largemouth Bass from Troy Holcomb of Deerwood.

17th annual Cuyuna Lakes Chamber Ice Fishing Contest winners:

Raffle Prize winners: 

1st – Ion-X 8” Ice Auger: David Booth;

2nd – Marcum vs485c Underwater viewing system: Julie Isdahl;

3rd – Vexilar FL-8se Genz Pack Fishing System: Bryan Zywicki; 

4th – Eskimo Quickfish 3i pop-up shelter: Andy Moritz;

5th – Grand Casino Mille Lacs Stay-and-Play Package for Two: Heidi Zochsdorf.  

Fish Prize winners: 

Northern Pike

1st – 29” Levi Jillson, Brainerd;

2nd – 26.25” Kevin Gohman, Brainerd;

3rd – 24.25” Keith Neumann, Deerwood.


1st – 17.5” Timmy Johnson, East Gull Lake;

2nd – 11” Anthony Maule, Motley; 

3rd – 10.75” Jeremy Kidd, Big Lake. 


1st – 13” Levi Jillson, Brainerd;

2nd – 12” Logan LeClair, Eagan;

3rd – 12” Marvin Holmvig, Aitkin.  

Large Mouth Bass

1st – 18” Troy Holcomb, Deerwood;

2nd – 17” Tony Hochmayr, Lakeshore; 

3rd – 15.5” Joshua Towle, St. Cloud. 


Major Sponsor 


Gold Sponsors 


Mid-Minnesota Federal Credit Union

Bronze Sponsors

Barstock Liquors

Deerwood Technologies

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. 

Lakes Printing

R&J Broadcasting

Roth RV & Marine

Leader Board Sponsors
Deerwood Bank

Deerwood Motel

K&M Signs

Koop Funeral Home

Unity Bank

“Drink Local” Sponsor 

AutoSmith Service Group

“Eat Local” Sponsor 

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Luck of the Draw

Care Veterinary Clinic

Cuyuna Brewing Company

Crow Wing Power

Crosby Lofts

Guidepoint Pharmacy

Rafferty’s Pizza

Crappie – Levi jillson
Northern Pike – Levi Jillson
Largemouth Bass – Troy Holcomb
Walleye – Timmy Johnson