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
Attention, The General Membership Meetings will be held at 7pm at the North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228
Thursday April 11 – Early Spring King Techniques with Captain Damian Kuzmin
Thursday May 9 – “At the Dock’ talking Kings with Captain Bob Stevens at Wilson
Thursday June 13 – June Transition Fishing Techniques with Captain Paul Czarnecki
Thursday July 11- Western Basin Summertime Kings with Captain Rob Westcott
Thursday September 12 – Season Wrap Up Roundtable with multiple LOTSA Captains
Thursday December 12 – Annual Christmas Party
16th Annual LOTSA King Salmon Tournaments & Free Picnic July 20
9th Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Free Tournament Friday July 19
Salmon Pen Rearing Program: April at Olcott (Newfane Marina).
SEMINARS & GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:
On Thursday July 11 at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar by Capt. Rob Wescott of Legacy Sportfishing on Lake Ontario western basin summer time King Salmon fishing. Rob fishes out of Sandy Creek aboard the Legacy his 29 ft. Penn Yan Prowler. Rob has been fishing Lake Ontario for over 30 years with the last 12 years as a successful charter captain. He has placed in many tournaments including this years 2nd place finish in the Niagara Pro Am and also 1st place at the King of the Oak the day before finishing 3rd at the Orleans County Open. Many of you might recognize Rob from his many posts on the Lake Ontario United website always giving valuable information to help fellow anglers. Rob will be discussing his techniques and answering questions on fishing the western end of the lake for summer time King Salmon that he has learned over the many years fishing the lake. With our LOTSA Tournament the weekend of July 19th and 20th Rob will be able to give some tips that should help you in putting more fish in your box and maybe an edge over others that will not be there for his seminar. This for sure is one meeting 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 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 “Tournaments within a Tournament, free for LOTSA Members”
Spring LOC Derby $1000 Cash Largest Salmon 5/10 – 5/19
Summer LOC Derby $500 Cash Largest Salmon 6/29 – 7/28
NYS Summer Classic $250 Cash Largest Salmon 7/1 – 8/31
Fish Odyssey $700 Cash Largest Salmon 8/17 – 8/25
Fall LOC Derby $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/16 – 9/02
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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– Herbert Hoover
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