Enduring sub-zero temperatures, anglers walked out on Hole in the Day Bay on Gul

First time the charm for Foley man


It was, in most every way, a quite unexpected day for Luke Botzek.

But at the same time, Botzek didn’t know exactly what to expect in this, his first Brainerd Jaycees Ice Fishing Extravaganza.

What he did experience took his breath away. In more ways than one.

“Let me catch my breath,” Botzek, of Foley, said after sprinting to the weigh-in station and registering his fish Saturday afternoon at the 22nd annual Extravaganza.

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