|Frequently Asked Questions|
|What is a Superfish ranking?|
Superfish is the most basic AMI ranking, with calculations based on your best single catch in the current year. It’s the entry level ranking because it’s possible for an inexperienced Angler to have a moment of luck and catch a monster fish. If you are an experienced angler, activate the higher rankings that include more fish in calculating your ranking. As you enter the higher ranking categories, based on more catches, it becomes increasingly difficult to come out on top.
See Angler, Expert, Master, and Grand Master.
What is an Angler ranking?
Angler is the fourth-tier AMI ranking, with rankings based on your top two catches in the current year.
See Superfish, Expert, Master, and Grand Master.
What is an Expert ranking?
Expert is the third-tier AMI ranking, with rankings based on your top three catches in the current year.
See Superfish, Angler, Master, and Grand Master.
What is a Master ranking?
Master is the second-tier AMI ranking, with rankings based on your top four catches in the current year.
See Superfish, Angler, Expert, and Grand Master.
What is a Grand Master ranking?
Grand Master is the top-tier AMI ranking, with rankings based on your top five catches in the current year. Grand Master is the most prestigious ranking because it requires more skill and experience to catch many high scoring fish than having lightning strike once or twice during a single season.
See Superfish, Angler, Expert, and Master.
How are my fish ranked?
Depending on the category (or categories) in which you choose to be ranked (Superfish, Angler, Expert, Master, and/or Grand Master), the AMI ranking system will take your top 1, 2, 3, 4, and/or 5 catches, determine your best point total, and compare the point value of your fish to other Anglers in your state, province, or territory. You will be positioned ahead of Anglers with a lower point value, and behind those with a higher point value. The ranking system also considers time, so if two Anglers catches fish at the same time and both fish are worth the same number of points, there will be no tie - the first to submit the catch earns the better ranking.
How does the AMI points system work?
Mathematical algorithms have been developed by AMI for every eligible freshwater species in each individual state, province, and territory in the United States (excluding Hawaii) and Canada. The points system takes into consideration the size each species typically grows in each geographic area and scores them independently. The algorithms equalize the playing field to make it possible to have cross-species rankings.
How do I check my ranking?
Your ranking will automatically appear on the top of your Cabin page when you are logged in. To view, click on 'My Cabin' in the yellow top navigation bar. Your ranking will be featured in the blue bar near the top of your screen.
How often are rankings updated?
Rankings are calculated once every 24 hours. The only time rankings may not be updated is if a catch is under review and is not verified in time for the ranking engine to run. Once any flagged catches have been determined to be approved or disallowed, the rankings for the previous day (or days) will be generated. Each catch entered into an Angler's Livewell is marked by date and time to ensure it is ranked for the correct day.
Can I change the rankings I'm registered for?
To change the categories your catches are being ranked in, you need to be logged in and on your own Cabin page. Click on ‘My Cabin’ in the yellow top navigation bar. Under your photo on the left, click on ‘Edit Personal Profile Settings.’
Once you’re inside the Profile section of your Cabin, click on the green ‘Rankings’ tab. Here, you can click to select the competitions you’d like to enter.
Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the yellow ‘Update’ button. No changes you’ve made will be saved until you update the page.
How can I check my friends' rankings?
The easiest way to check a specific Angler’s ranking is to visit their Cabin.
You can find them by clicking on ‘Browse Cabins’ on the yellow top navigation bar. Use the Quick Search and enter a name or partial name, or choose Advanced Search to search Cabins by different fields – including real first or last name, screen name, email address, country, or state/province.
Anglers’ rankings are featured in a blue box on the left side of your screen.