Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA)

LOTSA is a Not-For-Profit group of mainly weekend recreational fishermen who are dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of the Lake Ontario Sport-Fishery. LOTSA places a heavy emphasis on Education including recruiting new Anglers to the Lake Ontario Fishery and providing continual Education opportunities for the experienced Anglers.

LOTSA meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of certain months (see events below) at 7:00 p.m. at the North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228 and usually feature an informational seminar on a particular topic relating to the Lake Ontario fishery. Each meeting also features a sharing of information on the current fishing conditions.  Get Directions >>

Latest Club News & Happenings

Attention, The General Membership Meetings will be held at 7pm at the North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228

 

SEMINAR SERIES:

Thursday April 11 – Early Spring King Techniques with Captain Damian Kuzmin

Thursday May 9 – “At the Dock’ talking Kings with Captain Bob Stevens at Wilson

Thursday June 13 – June Transition Fishing Techniques with Captain Paul Czarnecki

Thursday July 11-  Western Basin Summertime Kings with Captain Rob Westcott

Thursday September 12 – Season Wrap Up Roundtable with multiple LOTSA Captains

Thursday December 12 – Annual Christmas Party

16th Annual LOTSA King Salmon Tournaments & Free Picnic July 20

9th Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Free Tournament Friday July 19

Salmon Pen Rearing Program:  April at Olcott (Newfane Marina).

SEMINARS &  GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:

On Thursday May 9th at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar by Capt Bob Stevens of Sunrise II Sportfishing from the back of his boat at the Bootleggers Cove Marina at 6 O’Connell Dr. Wilson NY 14172. Bob will be sharing his knowledge and techniques on fishing for spring King Salmon at the Niagara Bar and also out of Oak Orchard.  Bob is currently fishing out of his boat called the Sunrise II it’s a 1999 34 ft. Pursuit Express Fisherman.  Bob has been one of the top charter captains on the western end of Lake Ontario for the past thirty years. Although he rarely fishes in tournaments now, in the past he has been quite successful placing in the top ten twenty-seven times in sixty tournaments.  Bob will be doing his seminar from the back of his boat with a hands on approach, going over boat set up and also proven techniques he has developed over his many years on the lake.  Be sure to arrive early and enjoy a hot dog and drink prepared by LOTSAs one and only famous griller Marty Polovick.

LOTSA is a group of mainly weekend recreational fishermen who are dedicated to the enhancement of the Lake Ontario Sport-Fishery including the pen rearing project at Olcott. Each meeting also features a sharing of information the current fishing conditions. So come join us and become more successful at fishing Lake Ontario!

The dates of our meetings are listed below. They begin at 7pm at the North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228. Please note May 9th meeting is in Wilson at Bootleggers Cove Marina.

 

LOTSA “Tournaments within a Tournament, free for LOTSA Members” 

Spring LOC Derby            $1000 Cash Largest Salmon           5/10 – 5/19

Summer LOC Derby        $500   Cash Largest Salmon           6/29 – 7/28

NYS Summer Classic      $250   Cash Largest Salmon           7/1 – 8/31

Fish Odyssey                    $700   Cash Largest Salmon           8/17 – 8/25

Fall LOC Derby                 $500   Cash Largest Salmon           8/16 – 9/02

 

LOTSA Membership

Register or Renew your LOTSA membership as well as view the current LOTSA Membership list.

Salmon School

The well-known, in-depth salmon school of detailed instruction taught by top captains.

LOTSA Tournament

A fun tournament with simple rules that encourages family participation & promotion of the fishery.

LOTSA Picnic

A free family picnic with great food and company held along side the LOTSA Tournament.

Curt Meddaugh Tournament

Tournament to catch and weight three largest fish; the combined weight determining the winner.

323 Tournament

Fishing tournament with 3 fish weighed in over 2 days with 3 winners!

Quick Links

Below you will find a collection of links that the members of LOTSA have found useful, educational and entertaining over the years.

If you would like to see additional links added to this section, please let us know.  We will be happy to review the suggested link with the board for inclusion.

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