PLEASE READ BELOW REGARDING PATHWAYS AND FAQs BEFORE REGISTERING.
ANGLERS SHOULD COMPLETE REGISTRATION WITH A PARENT/GUARDIAN UNLESS 18 YEARS OF AGE.
The Iowa Youth Fishing League is proud to provide two unique pathways for our anglers. When you register, you will pick your pathway and an invoice will be sent to you for payment at that time along with an information packet.
Anglers must complete registration, register with B.A.S.S., and make payment plans prior to participating in events.
Pathway One where your angler(s) can experience tournament fishing AND our monthly educational events. Anglers ages seven to 18 can participate in tournaments.
The cost for participants is $300.00 per year. This covers ALL tournament registration fees, State Tournament registration ($60.00), and B.A.S.S Nation fees.
The Iowa Youth Fishing League will require that anglers hold a current B.A.S.S. membership. This is offered to youth anglers at a discounted rate of $10.00 per year. Anglers will receive a yearly subscription to B.A.S.S. magazine with their membership.
Pathway One anglers are AUTOMATICALLY enrolled into Pathway Two and may attend all events without any additional costs.
We have created a tournament schedule for anglers that will run from April to October. We will be fishing several bodies of water across the state of Iowa. Tournaments will be held on weekends. Our tournament anglers will also have access to the state tournament, the B.A.S.S national opens, and tournaments hosted by other clubs.
Anglers are divided into two categories when tournament fishing. Anglers ages 7-13 fish in the junior division. Anglers ages 14-18 fish in the high school division. These age divisions align to the B.A.S.S rules and regulations.
Pathway Two where your angler(s) can experience monthly educational events. Anglers of all ages can participate in this pathway.
The cost for participants is $150.00 per year.
Pathway Two anglers are not eligible for tournament fishing events.
The Board of Directors and staff have worked to create monthly experiences that further angler knowledge base and provide opportunities for urban fishing. Anglers will also experience community outreach events and the promotion of conservation nationwide.
Monthly educational experiences will be planned yearly and location and times may vary.
These monthly sessions could include, but are not limited to:
These events are aimed to advance angler skills, knowledge and conservation stewardship. All monthly experiences will be aligned to our organization’s mission. All materials and equipment will be purchased and provided by IYFL.
Any youth angler across Iowa ages 7 - 18 can join the IYFL! Any experience levels are welcome!
No. We work with a dedicated group of volunteer boaters and other IYFL families to try and place every available angler at every tournament. While we cannot guarantee placement, every effort is made.
No. Our tournaments are only available to IYFL anglers and anglers of other REGISTERED B.A.S.S. Nation clubs across the state.
IYFL anglers pay a yearly membership. This covers ALL tournament fees AND State Tournament registrations fees. Anglers from other B.A.S.S. Nation clubs pay a tournament fee of $10 per boat (up to two anglers) for each tournament they wish to participate in.