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 >>
2022 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 5th meeting is in Wilson at Bootleggers Cove Marina.
Thursday April 14 – Spring King Tactics with multiple LOTSA Captains
Thursday May 5 – At the Dock’ talking Kings & Electronics With Captain Rich Hajecki
Thursday June 2 – Winning Summer LOC Derby Tactics with Captain Brandon White
Thursday July 7 – LOTSA Tournament Winning Techniques with multiple winning Captains
Thursday September 15 – End of the Open Water Season Recap with multiple LOTSA Captains
Thursday December 8 – Annual Christmas Party
19th Annual LOTSA King Salmon Tournaments & Free Picnic July 16
12th Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Free Tournament Friday July 15
LOTSA “Tournaments within a Tournament, free for LOTSA Members”
Spring LOC Derby $1000 Cash Largest Salmon 5/6 – 5/15
Summer LOC Derby $750 Cash Largest Salmon 7/2 – 7/31
Fish Odyssey $700 Cash Largest Salmon 8/19 – 8/28
Fall LOC Derby Wk #1 $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/19 – 8/27
Fall LOC Derby Wk #2 $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/28 – 9/05
Salmon Pen Rearing Program:
April at Olcott (Newfane Marina). See LOTSA1.ORG for the specifics.
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.
"Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers... "
– Herbert Hoover
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We are always looking for new members. Young, old, amateur or pro – consider joining us!