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
Next Meeting July 8th at the Town of Newfane Marina pavilion at 7pm
On Thursday July 8 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 JULY MEETING. The meeting will feature Capt. Chris Petrucci on Fall LOC Derby Winning Techniques. Chris fishes out of Bootleggers Cove Marine at the port of Wilson aboard D Day his 27 ft Tiara. Chris has been quite successful the past few years placing in all of the late summer tournaments. Last year his teams finishes included LOC 16th& 19th in the Salmon division, Big fish of the day twice and LOTSA big fish award. The Fish Odyssey Salmon division 2nd & 3rd, Big fish of the day twice also the LOTSA big fish award. NYS Summer Classic the Salmon division and the LOTSA big fish award. Chris will be sharing his techniques and answering questions on what has made him successful fishing the western end of Lake Ontario during the late summer tournaments. 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.
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
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
- 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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– Herbert Hoover
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