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 Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78, two miles north of Lockport), Lockport, NY 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 >>
2017 LOTSA Events
The dates of our meetings are listed below. They begin at 7pm at the 4H Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Avenue (Rt 78 two miles north of Lockport), Lockport, NY 14094
Thursday April 13 – Tournament Spring Kings Techniques With Captain Matt Dunn
Thursday May 11 – LOC Derby Round Table With multiple LOTSA Captains
Thursday June 8 – How to Catch Big Walleyes With Captain Marty Polovick
Thursday July 13 – Summer Kings Small Boat Tactics With Captain Matt Yablonsky
Thursday Sep 14 – Season Wrap Up Roundtable With multiple LOTSA Captains
Thursday Dec 14 – Annual Christmas Party
LOTSA “Tournaments within a Tournament, free for LOTSA Members”
Spring LOC Derby $1000 Cash Largest Salmon 5/05 – 5/14
Summer LOC Derby $500 Cash Largest Salmon 7/01 – 7/31
Fish Odyssey $700 Cash Largest Salmon 8/19 – 8/27
Fall LOC Derby $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/18 – 9/04
Latest Club News & Happenings
No August Meeting
Just a reminder that there will be NO AUGUST MEETING. Thank you.
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 meeting will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Avenue (Route 78 two miles north of Lockport), Lockport, NY 14094. The Seminar is open to the public and free to attend. See WWW.LOTSA1.ORG for any questions.
LOTSA CLUB TOURNAMENT
The LOTSA Tournament Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the tournaments and picnic! It was a great time as usual!
Congratulations to Captain Adam Gearich of Team Diversion II on their LOTSA Saturday Tourney Win! Tim Bromund who was a team member was able to bring in a 26.04lb King caught between Wilson and Olcott in 100 feet of water on a wire diver with a flasher fly combination!
2nd Place winner was Captain Tom Danaher with Team Reel Nauti! Tom found a good concentration of fish in 300 to 350 feet of water in front of Olcott. Tom pulled out one of his secret spoons he painted up black, orange and red. He put it down 90 feet and said it wasn’t down there more than a few minutes when a 24.49lb king hit!
3rd Place winner was Captain Marlowe Beis with Team Leviathan! Marlowe’s team motto – “Last team to leave the docks and first to return” proved to work well! After going against that rule on Friday and getting on the water “early” at 8:30 they decided to take their time Saturday setting the first line at 10:45! A flasher with a big weenie uv flie took their fish which weighed 24.43lbs! Congratulations!
Register or Renew your LOTSA membership as well as view the current LOTSA Membership list.
A fun tournament with simple rules that encourages family participation & promotion of the fishery.
Below you will find a collection of links that the members of LOTSA have found useful, educational and entertaining over the years.
- Officers & Board of Directors
- LOTSA Facebook Page
- At the Oak
- Lake Ontario United
- Olcott Fishing
- Fish Odyssey
- Bill Hilts’ Fishfinder
- Greater Niagara Outdoor Expo
- Bill Hilts Jr. Outdoor Beat TV
- Lake Ontario Buoy Data Map
- Olcott Harbor Web Cam
- Sandy Creek Web Cam
- LOC Leaderboard
- Marine Forecast Niagara to Sodus
- Marine Forecase Niagara to Hamlin
- Lake Ontario Surface Currents
- Lake Ontario Suface Temp
- Satellite View – Lake Ontario
- Satellite View – Lake Erie
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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