**REGISTRATION FOR THE 2023 SEASON IS NOW OPEN.**
The 2023 Minnetonka Fishing Team will primarily be participating with the following fishing organizations; The Bass Federation and Major League Fishing. Both of these organizations run junior and high school events nationwide, this includes the Student Angler Tournament Trail (SATT) and the Bassinator Angler Traveling Series (BATS) the preeminent tournament trails in Minnesota. Our junior anglers will be able to participate in our new junior trail, the Lew’s/Strike King Junior Series. *There will be other non affiliated tournaments available to compete in with other organizations throughout the summer.
Our junior anglers will compete with kids who are 8th grade and younger. Our high school anglers will be competing with kids between 9th through 12th grade. (Some high school events will allow an angler who has completed 7th grade provided their fishing partner has completed 8th grade.)
The MFT recommends that all anglers complete the Mn DNR boaters safety online course, which can be found here. All MFT rostered anglers in good standing will be registered members of the SAF (Student Angler Federation} which is a partnership between The Bass Federation and Major League Fishing. More information on the SAF can be found here.
The cost to become a member of the 2023 Minnetonka Junior and High School Fishing Team will be $250. This cost includes memberships to TBF/FLW state and national organizations, our team dues, a team jersey and in-house tournaments and other club events. Outside tournament costs will be covered by each individual angler. (Examples are SATT and Bassinator Junior Trail fees)
We are currently being supported by Strike King, Lew’s, Scheel’s, Omnia Fishing, AquaVu, Simms, Lord Fletcher’s Old Lake Lodge, Rapid Marine, DH Custom Rod and Tackle, Cabin Fever Sporting Goods and Howard’s Point Marina. Many of our partners offer our anglers discounts on fishing gear and services. The TBF/MLF offer discounts on Tackle and gear for members. Each registered angler will receive a list with team discounts.
We are multi-sport and family friendly. Practices and tournament participation we believe should be driven by our individual anglers and their families. There will be no requirement to attend any events, but anglers are encouraged to participate when they are able.
To become a member of the Minnetonka Fishing Team you must complete our online registration. This is a 2 step process. Step 1. Complete our online registration form. Step 2. Pay the $250 registration fee online via Venmo. Please use the following links to complete the registration and payment.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 02/21/2023
Thank you for your interest in the Minnetonka Fishing Team