Welcome to Registration for the 2019 Governor's Fishing Opener!
Know Your Registration Type:
Media, sponsors, boat hosts, select (legislators, Explore Minnesota Tourism Council members (fees will apply) and guests of registered attendees (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.
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 the posted event fees.
LODGING: Lodging is based on double occupancy. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. Rooming with a friend, or colleague, is encouraged. All reservations will be made by the Albert Lea Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please do not contact the lodging property directly. Your lodging property may require a credit card for incidentals upon arrival.
No Lodging Option. Includes all meals, event activities, fishing and commemoratives.
Lodging Options. Includes lodging, all meals, event activities, fishing and commemoratives.
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.
Registration is required to attend any part of the event, even if you are not lodging, and payment must be received prior to May 9, 2019. We are unable to accept credit cards and payments cannot be accepted during the event.
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.