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

Summer LOC Derby Tactics. June 2nd

On Thursday June 2nd at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar by Captain Brandon White of Rochester Sport Fishing Charters on Summer LOC Derby Tactics. Brandon has been chartering since 2001 after mentoring with Captain Kip Mammano also of Rochester Sport Fishing Charters. Over just the last 5 years Rochester Sport Fishing is responsible for putting over 30 fish on the LOC leader board, including 3 first place finishes and the Grand Prize Winner in the 2021 Spring LOC. Fishing in the local tournaments around their home port the team has placed 4 times in the top 5 in the last 3 years including a 1st place in the 2019 Sandy Creek Shootout. As an added bonus Captain Kip will be joining Brandon for this seminar. The duo will be going over fishing techniques that has helped them become successful Charter Captains on Lake Ontario. They will also be taking and answering your questions using their over 50 years combined experience to help you put more fish in the boat and hopefully on the LOC Leader Board. You won’t want to miss this one with the Summer LOC just around the corner.

Article written by John Suttell LOTSA

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 new location for our LOTSA meetings, The North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, N.Y. The Seminar is open to the public and free to attend. See WWW.LOTSA1.ORG for any questions.

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.

Hot Topics

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