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  1. Two Cannon Marlin Series Electric Downriggers with 5 ft booms for sale. Each include Rod Holders along with a Swivel Base, Autostop, Cover and Cannon Lock. Great working condition. $500, pickup in Western New York. Call or text 716-545-7742.
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    Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo

    I sure wish I had the opportunity to attend a show like this when I outfitted my Boat. It would have given me the opportunity to outfit my rig right the first time and saved me a lot of time and money over the years. From the Manufacturers who will be Exhibiting including Garmin, Lowrance, Raymarine Humminbird, Cannon, Traxstech, Magnum Metalz, Scotty, Cisco, Fishhawk, Smart Troll, Offshore Tackle and Amish Outfitters, you should be able to find the products that you are looking for. The best part of it is that besides seeing and trying out the product, you will be able to talk with an expert who should be able to answer all of you questions and give you the guidance you need to make the right decision for you. In addition you have a contact to go back to and ask any questions to once your using it. The show is a selling show so you will see some aggressive pricing to get your sales. You might also want to consider taking in some of the Seminars put on by different Captains on how they use some of the products that you are looking at. There are lots of expert Anglers at the show to ask their opinions of what you are looking at also. Most guys that have a ride like you do, grab a room Saturday night and make a weekend of it. You will run out of time before you run out of Fishing things to do at the show!
  3. 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
  4. Buffalo area. East Amherst specifically
  5. Minn Kota Terrova I-Pilot Electric Motor for Sale Minn Kota Terrova I-Pilot bow mounted electric trolling motor. It is a 24 volt unit that delivers 80 ft/lbs of thrust and has a 54 inch shaft. The I-Pilot GPS technology allows you to control the speed and direction of your trolling motor from anywhere on your boat. It also allow you to pinpoint locations to stay at (Spot-Lock button for anchor free fishing). Finally, it is capable of recording different tracks that you fish frequently. This allows you to focus more on catching fish than controlling your boat. Excellent condition and has seen less than 50 hours of use. First $1,000 takes it. Call or text 716-545-7742.
  6. Brand New - Lowrance Elite7 Chirp Sonar/GPS Lowrance Elite7-Chirp Sonar & Downscan Imaging Fishfinder & Chartplotter. Lake Insight Pro Map Bundle. 83/200 Transducer. Never taken out of the box. Purchased from Cabelas July 2015 for $699 + tax. Selling for a friend who passed away suddenly the following week. First $550 + shipping takes it. Buffalo area. PM me if interested.
  7. Vexilar FL-18 Ultra Pack Ice Fishing Sonar. Works Great, Excellent Condition. Original owner, unit is appx 8 years old. Only used a couple of times a season. $225. PM me if interested.
  8. Fish Trap Scout Ice Shelter. Used less than 15 times. Great shape and ready to fish. Comes with a cover, runners and a hitch still in box. $200. PM me if interested. I live near Buffalo.
  9. LOTSA & The Greater Niagara Fishing Show want to thank all of the members of LOU that attended and supported the show along with the many positive comments we received. This year we had best and largest collection of Lake Ontario oriented Exhibitors that we have ever had. Many of the biggest Manufacturer names in the Great Lakes Fisheries were present and were very pleased with the interest and the questions they received from the attendees on their products. We also had the most Lake Ontario oriented Retailers we have ever had with the majority of them selling the products that we were looking for at good show prices. This was evident by looking at the stuffed bags many attendees were walking around and the common complaint we heard that they didn't bring enough money. The Salmon School provided 150+ individuals with a 6 hour class of details on the topics that were most important to the attendees. It was evident right from the start that Pete Alex, Pete Lahosky and George Freeman had put a lot of time into creating this custom class for us. They delivered the details on topic after topic that we were looking for in a manner that everyone in the room could understand and use to put more fish in their boats this year. The input we received both verbal and from the surveys is that this one was one of, if not the best ever. I want to publicly thank each of them for terrific job they did for us. I also want to thank the many LOU members that help spread the word on the school and attendee themselves. The Quality and Quantity of the additional Lake Ontario specific Education offerings was second to none of any show in the Great Lakes. Over 30 Seminars were offered on Big Lake Salmon & Trout Trolling, Tributary Fishing and Marine Electronics / Boat Rigging. These seminars ranged from those targeted at beginners just starting out all the way through those targeted for the Tournament guys. Best of all they were delivered by local and regional experts who know our waterways AND they were all free with admission to the show. This is the first year the Sunday LOTSA Marketplace did not sell out. Many of the guys in LOTSA and Captains who used to bring their used gear to sell and support us just don't have much left after 9 years of this show. We opened it up to non-members this year and dropped the table price but were still barely able to fill half of the available tables. When we started the show, the used big lake fishing tackle / flea market arena was a niche that we filled but is now available through a number of clubs and organizations throughout WNY and around Lake Ontario. This change is never more obvious than looking at the "Classifieds" on LOU where many of us buy and sell though out the year without ever leaving our home. Not to mention the change that EBay has made to our buying processes. We aren’t sure what the future holds for the LOTSA Marketplace but please know that if we can’t do it right, we won’t do it going forward. When we started the show 9 years ago, we had 4 goals in mind: 1. Provide the main source of funding for our Pen Rearing Project 2. Provide a full day high quality Salmon Fishing Class 3. Provide opportunities for Kids to get started with Fishing 4. Provide some relief for “Cabin Fever†by having a Fishing social event in the middle of the winter. We feel that we have accomplished these goals every year however there have been many changes to the show over the years based upon the input from the attendees including: 1. Resolve the overcrowding issue 2. Not enough openings for the Salmon School 3. Not enough parking 4. Issues with Food & Drinks 5. Need to expand it to be a 2 day or more show 6. Need more Hotel and Restaurants near by 7. Not enough LO big name Manufacturers 8. Not enough LO specific Retailers 9. Add some Hunting 10. Add some Walleye, Bass Perch, Ice Fishing, Fly Fishing, etc 11. Add Boats & Marine Electronics We will now work to resolve the LOTSA Marketplace issue one way or another. However, the big issue we have to resolve is getting the word out on what this Show now is so that we can get more Fishermen to attend. In order to continue to attract top end Fishing Exhibitors and Educators, we need to show them there is enough interest from the local fishing community by attending the show. We are blessed to have probably the best diverse Fishery of anywhere in the country which many thousands of Anglers enjoy that live within a 2 hour drive of the show. The show also fills a “niche†as a “Hard Core“ Fishing Event which differentiates it from the other shows. We just need to raise the awareness that it exists and is worth while attending. The show is no longer the “LOTSA Show†but the “Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo†of which LOTSA is a large component of it. The show in 3 years has become the largest Freshwater Fishing show in NYS and the largest on Lake Ontario. Over the next two months as your waiting for the open water fishery to begin, please check out the show web site ( “Top Attractionsâ€, “Exhibitors†and “Education†to see the size and scope of this past show and consider attending / helping spread the word for the 2017 show next January. If you have any specific ideas on how it can be improved, please message me direct on here and I will pass it along. Thanks again for all of your support. Joe Yaeger – LOTSA President
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    2016 Salmon School by LOTSA (coming very soon)

    The cost is $ 85 for the Salmon School. We are about 2/3 full as of yesterday. For your $85 you get: Six hours of dedicated instruction from three of the best Salmon fishermen and Instructors on the Great Lakes The "Right" to submit the most important topics that you want covered in the Class The opportunity to spend the day with other Salmon fishing addicts talking Lake Ontario Kings on a Winter day in January – Priceless! In addition you will get at least your $85 back from: The “Goodie Bag†containing the instructors “go to†baits A hot lunch buffet with refreshments available throughout the day Admission to the full show for both Saturday and Sunday 2016 LOTSA Membership There is a reason it sells out every year and that the majority of attendees are repeat attendees, it’s the best Salmon School on the Great Lakes! You can signup at
  11. Tom was the "cornerstone" that we started the Marketplace on 9 years ago. He remains as such providing these once a year deals each year to attract a large number of attendees to help support the Fishery we all enjoy. The Marketplace was started as a way to fund our LOTSA Pen Project and even though it is now merged into a much larger show, it continues to do so as a portion of all admissions to the show on Sunday is donated back to the pens. Thanks Tom for helping us all of these years and always going "above and beyond" to support the Fishery. Joe Yaeger - LOTSA President
  12. The reason I am selling it is I need to get a lower profile trailer to fit the boat into my Garage. Otherwise the trailer handles the boat great and I wouldn't be getting rid of it.
  13. Load Rite galvanized tandem axle roller trailer, 5800 lb capacity. Fits 22 - 25 ft boat. Model # 23T5800TG1, 48 rollers, Goodyear Marathon class "D" radial tires. Spare and swing tongue jack included. Excellent Condition. Asking $2,250, call or text 716-545-7742.
  14. I have a new in the box never opened Scotty 2116 Rigger. Looking for $625 for it. PM me here if interested. The Specs are as follows: Scotty High Performance Electric Downrigger 36" - 60" Boom - 2116 Scotty Electric Downriggers have reached the highest performance and reliability standards ever. These all new designs feature illuminated digital counters, unbeatable pulling power, adjustable Rocket Launcher rod holders, and a clutch brake with the largest braking surface in the industry allowing for ultra fast speeds. All models are spooled with Scotty HP Downrigger wire, made from tough stainless steel. These Scotty models are truly unmatched in the industry. The 2116 High Performance Downrigger features a new illuminated digital line counter as well as the sleek new Rocket Launcher rod holder plus the same drive belt used by superior European auto manufacturers. Pre-spooled with the HP stainless steel downrigger wire, this model has unbeatable pulling power lifting 20 lb. weights with ease at 260 ft. / min, and 10 lb. weights at 312 ft. / min. Includes: •36" - 60" long, 1 1/4" dia. stainless steel boom. •Illuminated, resettable, sealed and silent digital line counter. •300 feet of 180 lb. test, 316 stainless steel downrigger wire. •1/2" Kevlar drive belt by Optibelt. •Clutch brake with the largest braking surface in the industry. •Dual Rocket Launcher Rod Holder. •Swivel Pedestal Mount.