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 >>
2023 LOTSA EVENTS
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 4th meeting is in Wilson at Bootleggers Cove Marina.
Thursday April 20th – West End Spring Kings with Capt. Joe Oaks
Thursday May 4th – “At the Dock’ talking Kings With Captain Pete Alex
Thursday June 8th – Lake Erie Walleye Trolling Techniques with Captains Gary Katta & John Forbes
Thursday July 6th – Summer Tournament Winning Techniques with Captain Jonathan Ross
Thursday August 10th – Tips & Techniques for Staging Kings With Captain Joe Oakes
Thursday December 14th – Annual Christmas Party
20th Annual LOTSA Salmon Tournaments & Picnic July 15th
13th Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Free Tournament Friday July 14th
LOTSA “Tournaments within a Tournament, free for LOTSA Members”
Spring LOC Derby $1000 Cash Largest Salmon 5/5 – 5/14
Summer LOC Derby $750 Cash Largest Salmon 7/1 – 7/30
Fish Odyssey $700 Cash Largest Salmon 8/18 – 8/27
Fall LOC Derby Wk #1 $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/18 – 8/26
Fall LOC Derby Wk #2 $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/27 – 9/4
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.
The well-known, in-depth salmon school of detailed instruction taught by top captains.
A fun tournament with simple rules that encourages family participation & promotion of the fishery.
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!
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.
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– Herbert Hoover
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