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 >>

2024 LOTSA EVENTS

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 2nd meeting is in Wilson at Bootleggers Cove Marina.

SEMINAR SERIES:

Thursday April 11th – Kick off the Season withh multiple LOTSA Captains
Thursday May 2nd – “At the Dock’ talking Kings with Captain Bob Songin (Reel Excitement)
Thursday June 13th – Offshore Summer Kings & Steelhead with Captain Tim Sylvester (Tough Duty)
Thursday July 11th – Summer Tournament Winning Techniques with Captain John Oravec
Thursday September12th – Wrap up of the Season with multiple LOTSA Captains
Thursday December 12th – Annual Christmas Party

21st Annual LOTSA King Salmon Tournaments & Picnic July 27th

14th Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Free Tournament Friday July 26th

LOTSA “Tournaments within a Tournament, free for LOTSA Members” 

Spring LOC Derby            $1000 Cash Largest Salmon           5/3 – 5/12

Summer LOC Derby        $750   Cash Largest Salmon           6/29 – 7/28

Fish Odyssey                     $700   Cash Largest Salmon           8/16 – 8/25

Fall LOC Derby Wk #1   $500   Cash Largest Salmon           8/16 – 8/24

Fall LOC Derby Wk #2   $500   Cash Largest Salmon           8/25 – 9/2

Salmon Pen Rearing Program:

April at Olcott (Newfane Marina). See LOTSA1.ORG for the specifics.

 

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!

323 Tournament

Fishing tournament with 3 fish weighed in over 2 days with 3 winners.

Curt Meddaugh Tournament

Free tournament for LOTSA Members only. 3 Fish tournament – Salmon Only! BIG FISH FRIDAY! $150 payout to largest salmon weighed in!! Largest (by Weight) Salmon caught by a boat not in the top 3 teams above will win $150.

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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