About This Club

LOTSA is a group of mainly weekend recreational fishermen who are dedicated to the enhancement and promotion of the Lake Ontario Sport-Fishery and a strong proponent of Catch & Release.

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  2. Nice job guys! Great report and nice to see the tournament was big success
  3. The LOTSA Tournament Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the tournaments and picnic! It was a great time as usual! Congratulations to Captain Adam Gearich of Team Diversion II on their LOTSA Saturday Tourney Win! Tim Bromund who was a team member was able to bring in a 26.04lb King caught between Wilson and Olcott in 100 feet of water on a wire diver with a flasher fly combination! 2nd Place winner was Captain Tom Danaher with Team Reel Nauti! Tom found a good concentration of fish in 300 to 350 feet of water in front of Olcott. Tom pulled out one of his secret spoons he painted up black, orange and red. He put it down 90 feet and said it wasn't down there more than a few minutes when a 24.49lb king hit! 3rd Place winner was Captain Marlowe Beis with Team Leviathan! Marlowe's team motto - "Last team to leave the docks and first to return" proved to work well! After going against that rule on Friday and getting on the water "early" at 8:30 they decided to take their time Saturday setting the first line at 10:45! A flasher with a big weenie uv flie took their fish which weighed 24.43lbs! Congratulations! 323 Winners 1st Place Captain Joe Yaeger and team Salmonella leveraging a 32.04lb giant Sandy Brown landed Friday a flasher attomik fly combo! Team Salmonella ended up with a 3 fish box of 72.46lbs! 2nd Place Captain Matt Dunn of Team Streaker with a weight of 70.99lbs! Matt picked up a nice 23lber early on Saturday on a flasher attomik fly combo with first mate Doug Parker handling the rod! 3rd Place Captain Marty Polovick of Team 4-Poles! Marty who is no stranger to the tournament scene had another great showing with a 3 fish total of 65.11! Deckhand Kevin Flaherty was able to land some nice fish with Marty providing expert advice. Congratulations to all the winners! We were actually able to pay out 9 slots in the LOTSA Tournament due to the number of boats! Maybe next year we will finally break the 40 mark! Thank you again to everyone who participated in this year's event! Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Tournament Update Reminder: This year we are having a 6am shotgun start for both tournaments. You must check in each day with the "Port Boat" from the port you are starting from. This will be done on channel 10 or by cell phone prior to the 6am shotgun start. If you leave port after 6am, check in with your "Port Boat" as you leave port. If you are not checked in, you will be disqualified and your catch for the day will not be weighed. The "Port Boats" are as follows: Fort Niagara - Ray Mahtook - 973-919-0090 Wilson - Matt Dunn - 716-531-1153 Olcott - Anthony Ellis - 716-801-1020 Oak - John Suttell - 585-813-4066 Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  7. Thank you for your offer, I'm gonna get a Mercury 8or9.9 for color marching with main motor. Sent from my SM-G925W8 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  9. On Thursday July 13 at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar by Master Capt Matt Yablonsky of Wet Net Charters on small boat tactics for summer time King Salmon. Matt has been fishing Lake Ontario and the Niagra River for 17 years, chartering for the last 11 years, 4 of which were as a full time charter business. Matt fishes out of his 21 ft Lund Tyee Magnum which he trailers allowing him to go where the fish are while fishing up to 250 days each year. He has been very successful on the tournament trail with 38 top 20 finishes in the LOC derbies including 2 grand prize and 6 first place division finishes. He is also a 2 time winner of the Niagra Pro Am in 2006 & 2012. He will be talking about his techniques and answering questions on ways you can be successful while fishing from a smaller boat. 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 Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Avenue (Route 78 two miles north of Lockport), Lockport, NY 14094. The Seminar is open to the public and free to attend. See WWW.LOTSA1.ORG for any questions. Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. LOTSA Tournament Time is just around the corner!! Friday July 21st and Saturday July 22nd! Have you thought about fishing a salmon tournament in the past? Not interested in a high stress, high entry fee tournament? Do you fish alone?? – Not a problem here! Then the LOTSA Tournaments are for you! We offer options that cater to all anglers from small boats to large, offer 4 ports to launch from (Niagara River, Wilson, Olcott and Oak Orchard) with a shotgun start from each; our Curt Meddaugh Memorial Tournament is FREE, open communication and a chance to make some new friends while you’re at. On Saturday July 22nd we even offer a free catered picnic to ALL LOTSA members and family. We have had over 30 boats the last 2 years and hope to grow the tournament again this year! The Curt Meddaugh Memorial Tournament is FREE Pays back 3 places! Link to register and rules below! Rules and registration details provided at this link à https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-curt-meddaugh-tournament/ Food Bank of Western NY will be accepting fish donations following the tournament – please keep your fish on ice if you are donating! Interested in putting a little more skin in the game?? We offer 2 additional options! Saturday July 22nd – LOTSA Tournament - $60 entry - link provided below Rules and registration details provided at this link à https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-lotsa-tournament/ Friday/Saturday – LOTSA 323 - $50 entry – MUST BE REGISTERED IN THE LOTSA Tournament – our spin off of the famous 333 out of Lake Michigan! Rules and registration details provided at this link à https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-323-tournament/ LOTSA Picnic – Saturday July 22nd – RAIN or SHINE – regardless if day is a wash due to weather and winds. Krull Park – Lion’s Pavilion – all details at link below Raffle drawings for tackle 50/50 Raffle Picnic will be catered for food and drinks! Bring your family Must register at this link à https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-lotsa-picnic/ We look forward to seeing you all there!! Please let us know if you have any questions!
  11. LOTSA TOURNAMENT/PICNIC Just a reminder to get signed up for the LOTSA TOURNAMENT/PICNIC on July 22. We also have a the FREE Friday tournament an our second year 323 tournament! Check out the LOTSA website to sign up and details!!
  12. If you've evet seen yellow spots on late season salmon and wondered what they are, here's an article explaining what we are seeing. http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10364_52259_48361-316009--,00.html Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. 2017 Pen Rearing Wrapup LOTSA had another successful Pen Rearing year despite the late arrival of our fish from the DEC and the high water problems. We want to thank all of the volunteers who gave up their time to help with this project. We had enough volunteers for every task of the project that allowed us to complete them in a timely manner. I want to thank Bob Fishlock for the great job he has done managing this project over the past 5 years. It’s due to his leadership and hard work that our pen project has been so successful. Bob will be transitioning his role to Alan Sauerland for our 2018 project. I encourage you all to thank both Bob and Alan when you see them for doing this project as we all enjoy catching many of the Kings & Steelhead from our Pen Project. We also want to extend a warm "thank you" to Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall and Legislators Will Collins and John Syracuse for their recent contributions to the LOTSA net pen project in Olcott, assisting with the purchase of automatic feeders to the Olcott and Wilson projects. Syracuse reached out to his colleagues to come up with $1,000 in Casino Funds. In addition, like last year, $500 from the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Charity Fishing Contest held May 17 will also be given to LOTSA. An agreement was made with Syracuse and Bill Hilts, Jr. that if LOTSA helped with the weigh in and other tasks for the day, a minimum of $500 would be contributed to the pen efforts. Thank you for being important community partners and helping to enhance our Lake Ontario fishery. Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry Comment Share
  14. On Thursday June 8th at 7pm the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be hosting a seminar by Captain Marty Polovick on catching big Walleyes. Captain Marty has been fishing and catching big Walleyes for 33 years on Lake Erie. He is currently fishing out of his 20 ft Starcraft rightly named 4 Poles. Marty fishes out of various ports such as The Small Boat Harbor, Barcelona, Dunkirk and Cattaraugus creek. He has placed many times in the Southtowns Walleye Tournament using his years of experience to consistently land big Walleyes. He will be sharing some of his tactics along with answering any questions you may have to increase your chances of putting more Walleyes in your boat. This is one seminar 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 Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Avenue (Route 78 two miles north of Lockport), Lockport, NY 14094. The Seminar is open to the public and free to attend. See WWW.LOTSA1.ORG for any questions. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. That fish looks bigger than 23 lbs. great photo and congratulations! vic
  16. Nice fish Mark & Gene - congrats!
  17. LOTSA would like to congratulate Mark Kephart who won the $1000 LOTSA prize money for catching the biggest salmon weighed by a club member in the Spring LOC Derby. Mark and his father in law Gene Johnson launched their 19 foot Quintrex center console boat named “Music Maker” from Fort Niagara May 10th and headed west out of the thick muddy water that the Niagara River was pumping into Lake Ontario. While trolling in 80 feet of water just east of the Welland Canal the 23.12 lb king salmon was fooled by a flasher/fly combo on a wire diver rig. The initial run was in excess of 300 feet. Once brought to the boat, the fish tried to weave through the downrigger cables and wrap the other diver, it finally made its way to the net after a 20 minute battle. Congratulations Mark and Gene! Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Last Thursday May 4th we pulled the LOTSA pens from Olcott Harbor. The fish were a little smaller than normal, but were only held for 17 days this year. The feeders worked well and we thank the Town of Newfane Marina for making sure the feeders were filled every day. We would also like to thank all who helped throughout the duration of this years project. Here are a few pictures from Thursday. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. That was a absolute fantastic well organized group of people that responding to this event that provides to all those with a line in the water. I take care of the fish for our gun club, we raise our own also. It's truly amazing how fast these fish grow. Even the hatchery guys were annoyed that our fish were bigger than theres. It's to bad that I live so far from the lake, being disabled I could do a lot of the stuff other don't care for, but that's not the case. But to guys and gals that gave their time!!
  20. Quick update. Our salmon are growing nicely. They were received April 17th at a weight of 120 fish per pound. Last week they were weighed at 66 fish per pound, which is a substantial growth for 1 week. They will be weighed once more just before they get released this Wednesday. The steelhead are growing rapidly as well, however i dont have weights for them right now. Steelhead will be releaded Tuesday. Dont tell the comorants! We will need lots of help removing and cleaning the pens when they are removed this Thursday May 4th at 9:00 am. Please come out and help with this vital part of our fishery. Bring your side cutters again! Here are a couple pics of the pen feeders in action. update. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Who won the gen 9 touch tickets were sold at Brewerton, tickets were to be pulled at lotsa meeting on the 19th meeting??? thanks Chad for the new link!!
  22. New website seems great!! Hopefully it gets lots of traffic. Optimistic its going to be a greet year! Friend caught 5 kings at bar today..Spring fishing is going to be fast and furious IMHO at the bar. Think temps will rise quick and Kings will move eastward fast.
  23. Hey, with this crazy high water, how are our babies doing? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  24. We got notified today that our fish will be delivered at 1:00pm Monday April 17th. If you can make it, please come out and help us get the fish in the pens and move the pens to their final position. We will meet at the Town of Newfane Marina at 12:30 to make sure we are ready. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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