Welcome to the 2019 Governor's Fishing Opener Registration Page!
Know Your Registration Type:
Other: Legislators, Explore Minnesota Tourism Council members (fees will apply)
Guest of a Registered Attendee: guests accompanying invited individuals. Prior approval for guests is required and additional fees will apply. Before registering, email Dawn Bushman if you are hoping to attend as the guest of an invitee.
Prospective Boat Hosts, please read:
Before continuing, have your driver’s license and boat registration handy.
We’re looking for hosts who love the Albert Lea area and are willing to share their time with guests of the Governor’s Fishing Opener by taking them on the water. Plan to have rods and tackle/bait for guests. All boating regulations and best safety practices apply.
If you are registering as a boat host, you do not need to read any further. Please scroll to the bottom to begin your registration.
Please take a moment to read the following before registering.
Registration of each guest is mandatory to attend any part of the event, even if you are not lodging.
LODGING: Lodging is based on double-occupancy. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. To know who you want to room with ahead of time is encouraged. All reservations will be made by the Albert Lea Convention & Visitor's Bureau. Please do not contact lodging properties directly.
THURSDAY NIGHT LODGING: If you plan to arrive Thursday, please know that there is a fee of $75/per person for all registered guests.
Pre-registration is required and payments must be received in advance. Please note that we are unable to accept credit cards and payments cannot be accepted at the event. Your lodging property may require a credit card for incidentals upon arrival.
A complimentary event package for Friday and Saturday lodging and other event activities is provided for media and eligible sponsors. Other guests (legislators, Tourism Council members, guests accompanying media personnel, sponsors or other invited individuals) are required to pay event fees as follows:
|$97||per person for Thurs night lodging (required for ALL guests)|
|$150||per person (includes all meals, event activities, fishing and commemoratives, but no lodging)|
|$345||per person (includes all meals, event activities, fishing, commemoratives and lodging for Fri and Sat nights)|
|$442||per person (includes all meals, event activities, fishing, commemoratives and lodging for Thurs, Fri and Sat nights)|
Every effort will be made to accommodate lodging preferences but cannot be guaranteed. All attendees, including guests of registered attendees, must complete the online registration.
Checks should be made payable to: Albert Lea CVB
Mail your payment to: Explore Minnesota, 322 Laurel Street, Suite 32, Brainerd, MN 56401
We encourage you to register early! The deadline to register is Friday, April 26, 2019.