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 >>
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LOTSA June 8 12023 LOTSA Meeting
On Thursday June 8th at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar on Lake Erie Walleye Trolling Techniques with Captains Gary Katta of Kongo Sportfishing Charters and John Forbes of Times Two Charters. Captain John Forbes has over 38 years of Great Lakes fishing experience. In 2004 he started his charter business Times Two Charters fishing on Lake Erie. Through the years he has developed many successful techniques to consistently put many Walleyes in the box for his happy clients. His successful philosophy has been ’We are fishing with you, not for you.”
Captain Gary Katta has over 35 years of Lake Erie Walleye fishing experience with over 15 years running Kongo Sportfishing Charters. Captain Gary over the years has developed the skills necessary to be a very productive Charter Captain on Lake Erie with many happy and returning customers.
Both Captains will be discussing their proven techniques and taking questions that have put them at the top of their profession. If you are currently a Walleye fisherman looking to improve your skills or are thinking of getting into fishing for Walleyes this is one information seminar that you don’t want to miss.
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 on the current fishing conditions. So come join us and become more successful at fishing Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
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.
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The well-known, in-depth salmon school of detailed instruction taught by top captains.
A fun tournament with simple rules that encourages family participation & promotion of the fishery.
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!
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
- Oak Orchard Weather Buoy
- Olcott Harbor Web Cam
- Sandy Creek Web Cam
- LOC Leaderboard
- Marine Forecast Lake Ontario
- 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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