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

Thursday June 13th – Seminar on Offshore Summer Kings and Steelhead with Captain Tim Sylvester

On Thursday June 13th at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar on Offshore Summer Kings and Steelhead with Captain Tim Sylvester of Tough Duty Sport Fishing.

Captain Tim has been fishing on Lake Ontario since 2007. He has been running his chartering business for the past eleven years out of the Port at Olcott aboard his 43ft Tiara Open the Tough Duty III. Tim prides himself on giving his customers the best experience on the lake catching Salmon and Trout. Through the years he has built a steady business with many repeat customers along with new ones that keep coming back to him year after year. Tim will be talking about, and taking questions on, his successful techniques he uses while out on the water to consistently put fish in the box. One of the topics he will be discussing is his use of long lines, copper and lead core, and how he runs them to increase his catch rate. This will be a very informative seminar for those wanting to be more successful while out fishing on Lake Ontario during the summer season.

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. Article written by John Suttell LOTSA

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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