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 9 – Early Spring Kings at the Bar with Captain Roy Hryckowian
Thursday May 7 – “At the Dock’ talking Kings with Captain Mike Johannes
Thursday June 11 – May Kings Recap Roundtable with multiple LOTSA Captains
Thursday July 9 – A Simple Summertime King Program with Captain Joe Yaeger
Thursday September 10 – 2020 Hot Baits, Techniques, Winterazation Roundtable of LOTSA Captains
Thursday December 10 – Annual Christmas Party
17th Annual LOTSA King Salmon Tournaments & Free Picnic July 18
10th Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Free Tournament Friday July 17
Salmon Pen Rearing Program: April at Olcott (Newfane Marina).
SEMINARS & GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS:
On Thursday December 12 at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be having its last meeting of the year. A special guest his year will be Steve Hurst. Steve is the Chief of the Bureau of Fisheries in the Division of Fish and Wildlife for the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. He is predominantly responsible for leading and administering the States freshwater fisheries program. He will participate in an informal question and answer session during the meeting. Also attending will be the Niagara County Fishery Development Board where they will be talking about some lake wide issues and also answering questions. Pizza, wings and refreshments will be provided for all attending. This should be a great meeting on what is going on in the lake and your chance to ask questions to the people heavily involved in the fishing on Lake Ontario.
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 5/8 – 5/17
Summer LOC Derby $750 Cash Largest Salmon 6/27 – 7/26
NYS Summer Classic $250 Cash Largest Salmon 7/1 – 8/31
Fish Odyssey $700 Cash Largest Salmon 8/22 – 8/29
Fall LOC Derby Wk #1 $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/21 – 8/29
Fall LOC Derby Wk #2 $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/30 – 9/07
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 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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