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

Signup process is now open for the Tournaments & Picnic running on July 16 and 17th

LOTSA Tournament Signup | LOTSA Picnic Signup | 323 Tournament SIgnup | Curt Tournament SIgnup
*PLEASE NOTE – Cut off date for registration is EOD July 13th.

Next Meeting June 3rd at the Town of Newfane Marina pavilion at 7pm

On Thursday June 3 rd at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be holding their June meeting at the Town of Newfane Marina in Olcott. PLEASE NOTE THE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE FOR OUR JUNE MEETING. The meeting will feature a roundtable discussion of LOTSA captains featuring Marty Polovick, Steve Olay and Joe Yaeger. They will be speaking and answering questions on July Salmon Tournament Techniques. All three of them have consistently placed in our LOTSA and local tournaments throughout the years. Between them they have a lot of years and knowledge of fishing the western end of Lake Ontario. It’s a great time to pick up some helpful tips as we get ready for what should be another great year on the lake. Be sure to follow all CDC and N.Y. State Covid guidelines to help keep everyone safe. Hope to see everyone there.

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!

SEMINARS &  GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:

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 6th meeting is in Wilson at Bootleggers Cove Marina.

SEMINAR SERIES:

Thursday April 8  – Canceled due to COVID

 Thursday May 6  – “At the Dock’ talking Kings   With Captain Mike Johannes  

Thursday June 3 – July Salmon Tournament Techniques / Roundtable of LOTSA Captains    

Thursday July 8 – Fall LOC Derby Winning Techniques With Captain Chris Petrucci

Thursday September 9 – Fall Stream Salmon Techniques With Scott Rohe and Wade Rowcliffe

Thursday December 9  – Annual Christmas Party

 

18th Annual LOTSA King Salmon Tournaments & Free Picnic July 17

11th Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Free Tournament Friday July 16

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

Spring LOC Derby            $1000 Cash Largest Salmon           5/7 – 5/16

Summer LOC Derby        $750   Cash Largest Salmon           6/25 – 7/25

Fish Odyssey                       $700   Cash Largest Salmon           8/21 – 8/29

Fall LOC Derby Wk #1   $500   Cash Largest Salmon           8/20 – 8/28

Fall LOC Derby Wk #2   $500   Cash Largest Salmon           8/29 – 9/06

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

Picnic and raffle on for this year!

Curt Meddaugh Tournament

Free tournament for LOTSA Members only. 3 Fish tournament – Salmon Only! NEW- BIG FISH FRIDAY! $150 payout to largest salmon weighed in!

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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