Saturday, March 5, 2011
"The Tonight Show" visits Minnesota's Eelpout Festival
Watch "Tonight Show" clips
NBC sent an Aussie to the Eelpout Festival in Walker, Minnesota, last month. At the end--after he jumped into frigid Leech Lake--he gasped "You owe me, Jay Leno." Indeed. I'm guessing taking that polar plunge in a kangaroo costume soaks up extra icy water. He should have gone for the offer of a rabbit fur loin cloth from Steinarr ("the Crazy Viking," pictured above).
There is more about Steinarr and his bizarre B&B, the Eelpout Festival, Brainerd's largest ice-fishing festival in the world, and other Minnesota oddities and wonders on the Minnesota Lake Vacations app or visit Explore Minnesota.
Links to "The Tonight Show" clips:
Part I--Introduction to Eelpout
Part II--best clip is the guys riding kegs behind an ATV