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The goal of the Lake Minnetonka Youth Fishing League is to have fun and fish!  It‘s also an opportunity to learn more about the lake, different fishing techniques, and build relationships with others in the community.  You do not need to be an expert angler to participate or have your own boat.  

If you need to be placed on a fishing team, please indicate that in the registration information below and we will place you on a boat with an experienced fishing coach!  (All boats will have at least 2 experienced adults as coaches who have completed an application process and have passed a background check)

Here's how it works:

1.  If you have kids, a boat, and already fish then all you have to do is recruit some of your kids friends and assemble a team! (No maximum number of anglers on a team - you make the call and pick your team).  All kids on a team do not all have to fish on the same night. Teams consist of coach/coaches (parent/relative/etc.) + child + child’s friend = team).  Both individual and team points will be tracked for the season. 

2.   Pick your team name and fill out the information on the following pages.  Parents must sign and turn in a waiver prior to participating. 

3. If you need to be placed on a fishing team and a boat please check the box when you register.  You must register by June 16, 2015 and teams will be formed and shared by June 30. These teams will coached by experienced anglers who have gone through and application process and passed a background check. 

As a coach you will be responsible for communicating with your child’s friend(s), parents, etc. to coordinate fishing, pick up, and cover any liability issues.  AAL will not place kids that you do not know in your boat.

If you need assistance with spots, techniques, or anything else we will help you as much as we can.  

July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 15

Keep track of what the kids catch.  Each specie has been assigned a point value and kids will get a fishing score when they are done fishing.  You will get more information after you sign up!  There are points for every specie and it is a catch-n-release format, honor system scoring.  

Tuesday Evenings 

Start fishing anytime after 4:30PM anywhere on Lake Minnetonka.
At 7:30, a meeting place will be determined to turn in scores! Certificates will be presented to those who meet and turn in scores for big fish and high point total. This has been a highlight for the kids! If for some reason you can make it back, you can still turn in a fishing score to keep track for the season.  

Cost:  $30.00 per angler if providing your own boat or fishing on a team providing a boat.  

$210 per angler if needing to be placed on a fishing team.

AAL Membership includes recognition, awards, invitations to AAL Minnesota Local, Regional, and State Tournaments, AAL newsletter, and access to a team webpage.  Plus, an AAL Hat!

Make Checks payable to American Angler Leagues, INC

Mail to:
American Angler Leagues c/o Mark Ridge CFO
2720 Pheasant Rd
Excelsior, MN 55331 
or pay in person on July 7.   

The Lake Minnetonka Cup goes to the Team with the highest point total for the six weeks!
(Team scores are determined by taking a teams total and dividing it by the number of anglers who fished for that night, for example if a team has 10 kids on it and only 3 fish one night catching 90 points worth of fish the team score = 30 points.  90/3)