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  1. On Thursday June 13th at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar by Capt. Paul Czarnecki of Tri State Charters on fishing for Lake Ontario King Salmon. Paul has been successfully chartering on Lake Ontario since 1988 while also competing in many of the lakes tournaments. In 2014 he won the King of the Oak title aboard his ten meter Trojan named Free Spirit based out of Point Breeze. Paul will be sharing some of his proven tactics that he has used through the years and also answering any questions you may have for him. 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 new location for our LOTSA meetings, The North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rd. Amherst, N.Y. 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
  2. This is the only place I've ever found them. Good people to deal with. http://calumetmarine.3dcartstores.com/Die-Ver-Dock--Standard-Size-2pc-Set_p_89.html Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. The 2019 Lotsa pen rearing project is progressing exceptionally well. This year we expanded the project by two pens. The NYDEC authorized us to increase our steelhead program from 3500 fish to 10,000, meaning we needed two more pens. DEC provided funding to have one pen built by the Orleans Niagara BOCES welding class. Progress on this pen fell a little behind and the pen was not able to be completed by the time we needed it, so Bootleggers Cove Marina in Wilson stepped up and loaned us 2 of their unused pens for 2019. The pens were assembled and placed in the water on April 6th. Nearly 50 LOTSA members were assisted by 15 or 16 members of the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers, and the 6 pens were rigged and ready for the water in record time of 45 minutes. Our fish were received in Olcott on April 9th. The chinook were received in three pens and the average weight was 143 fish to the pound, which is a little smaller than we have received in the past but they looked good and healthy. The steelhead were received larger than normal at 21 fish to the pound. A small group of volunteers weighed the fish in Olcott on April 23rd to check growth rates. Due to the better food that has been provided by DEC and more stable creek temperatures this year, the fish are growing at an exceptional rate and will be well beyond the target weight when they are released. Some dates to keep in mind We plan on releasing the steelhead on April 29th. We will meet at 6:30 pm, weigh the fish and then cut them loose just before dark to reduce predation by birds and prey fish. On Wednesday May 1st, all 6 of the pens will be moved to the launch area where the 3 steelhead pens will be re-rigged to accept brown trout. The Brown trout will be held for 2 to 3 days and released. This will help acclimate them to the local water and hopefully help survival. They will be released just before dark on May 4th or 5th, date is yet to be determined. We have received an extension on the chinook release date, so this year we will hold them for and additional week provided water temperatures stay stable. May 7th the chinook will be weighed at 6:30 pm and released shortly before dark. The pens will be removed and cleaned on Saturday May 11th at 9:30, please come out and help as this is one of the most labor intensive operations that we have, and we rarely have enough help. Thank you to all of the LOTSA members that have volunteered, Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers, DEC, Town of Newfane, Town of Newfane Marina and their employees, Bootleggers Cove Marina in Wilson, The Boat Doctor, and everyone else that has volunteered and donated time and money to this project which has made it such and enormous success. These pen projects across Lake Ontario are the future of our salmon fishery.
  4. Still available. Email sent. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. On Thursday May 9th at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar by Capt Bob Stevens of Sunrise II Sportfishing from the back of his boat at the Bootleggers Cove Marina at 6 O’Connell Dr. Wilson NY 14172. Bob will be sharing his knowledge and techniques on fishing for spring King Salmon at the Niagara Bar and also out of Oak Orchard. Bob is currently fishing out of his boat called the Sunrise II it’s a 1999 34 ft. Pursuit Express Fisherman. Bob has been one of the top charter captains on the western end of Lake Ontario for the past thirty years. Although he rarely fishes in tournaments now, in the past he has been quite successful placing in the top ten twenty-seven times in sixty tournaments. Bob will be doing his seminar from the back of his boat with a hands on approach, going over boat set up and also proven techniques he has developed over his many years on the lake. Be sure to arrive early and enjoy a hot dog and drink prepared by LOTSAs one and only famous griller Marty Polovick. 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 Seminar is open to the public and free to attend. See WWW.LOTSA1.ORG for any questions.
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  7. Center to center on the mounting pads is 37", outside to outside is 40 1/4". Looks like the mounting pads will be approximately 6" in from the back of the hardtop. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Flush mount rod holders, good quality. I believe they are 30 degrees. Will not separate, buy all 4 for $100 shipped. $80 if you pick them up in Wilson/Olcott area. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Here is a 4 rod rocket launcher that mounts flush to the top of a hardtop, the rod holders hang slightly over the end of the hardtop. No damage to them, could use a good polishing. Backer plates included. $100.00 no shipping. Pick up in Wilson/Olcott area. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Great big thank you to all that came out to assemble the pens today. It was a beautiful day and we had an incredible turnout. We had all 6 pens assembled in less than an hour and were wating for the machinery to put them in the water. I think thats the fastest we have ever assembled them. We also had quite a few from the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fisher's lend a hand today. Our fish will be delivered Tuesday April 9th around 1:00 pm. Come on out and help welcome our future trophys.
  11. April 11th General Membership Meeting Please note the meeting location change. North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228 On Thursday April 11 at 7pm, the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be sponsoring a Seminar by Capt. Damian Kuzmin on early spring King Salmon techniques. Damian has been fishing for King Salmon on Lake Ontario since the early 1980s. He currently fishes out of the port of Wilson NY, fishing primarily the western end of the lake both in NY and Canadian waters. He has had good success chartering and also tournament fishing using the knowledge he has gained through the years spent on the lake. His love and knowledge of the fishery has led him to be President and co-owner of Bay Rat Lures. In 2011 he along with his partner decided to come up a better lure to improve their catch rate. They started in his basement making lures and soon the word got out how well the lures were working and the demand for them took off. In 2014 they started the company now known today as the Bay Rat Lure Co. The lures have become one of the hottest Brown Trout and King Salmon lures used by many charter captains and top tournament teams. Damian will be there to discuss his techniques and answer any questions you may have on how to put more fish in your box. 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! Meetings are held at the North Amherst Fire Company, 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, NY 14228, and begin at 7pm.
  12. 2019 LOTSA EVENTS WWW.LOTSA1.ORG 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 9th meeting is in Wilson at Bootleggers Cove Marina. SEMINAR SERIES: Thursday April 11th - Early Spring King Techniques With Captain Damian Kuzmin Thursday May 9th - “At the Dock’ talking Kings With Captain Bob Stevens at Wilson Thursday June 13th - June Transition Fishing Technique With Captain Paul Czarnecki Thursday July 11th - Western Basin Summertime Kings With TBA Thursday September 12th - Season Wrap Up Roundtable With multiple LOTSA Captains Thursday December 12th - Annual Christmas Party 16th Annual LOTSA King Salmon Tournaments & Free Picnic July 20th 9th Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Free Tournament Friday July 19th See LOTSA1.ORG to sign up and for the details on both events LOTSA “Tournaments within a Tournament, free for LOTSA Members” Spring LOC Derby $1000 Cash Largest Salmon 5/10 – 5/19 Summer LOC Derby $500 Cash Largest Salmon 6/29 – 7/28 NYS Summer Classic $250 Cash Largest Salmon 7/1 – 8/31 Fish Odyssey $700 Cash Largest Salmon 8/17 – 8/25 Fall LOC Dery $500 Cash Largest Salmon 8/16 – 9/02 Salmon Pen Rearing Program: April at Olcott (Newfane Marina). See LOTSA1.ORG for the specifics
  13. The LOTSA Officers and Board of Directors would like to Thank everyone who helped to make the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo successful again this year. Despite the worse weather we have had by far since 14 years ago when we started the show in the 4H building in Lockport, the Exhibitors all made it to the show and many hardy fishermen braved the elements to attend and enjoy all that it had to offer. We would thank the following for making this a success: 1. Pete Alex, Andy Bliss and Matt Yablonsky for continuing the tradition of delivering a high quality Salmon School to a sold out crowd of 170 students. Those who attended are looking forward to tweaking their 2019 Salmon program with what they learned from Pete, Andy and Matt. 2. The many LOTSA volunteers that helped with the LOTSA Booth on the floor, delivered some seminars, worked with the Salmon School instructors to build the Salmon School and take registrations, helped out at the Meet & Greet & Friday evening along with everything from check in to cleanup for the School on Saturday. Just like they do for Pen Rearing, these Volunteers are one of the reasons we all are able to enjoy the Lake Ontario King Fishery! 3. The Conference & Event Center for managing the operations of the whole show, providing attendees with the opportunity to attend a huge amount of Free Fishing Education, hosting the Salmon School Meet & Greet, providing attendees with a “state of the art” room to deliver the Salmon School in along with and excellent lunch, advertising the Salmon School and booking most of the top Lake Ontario related Trout & Salmon manufacturers as Exhibitors in the Event Center. 4. The Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon oriented manufacturers who support the Lake Ontario fishing community by Exhibiting at the show, talking with us about their latest gear, delivering seminars and offering us show pricing either directly or thru their retail outlets at who are also Exhibitors at the Show. 5. This year's Salmon School Product Sponsors which contributed to the student bags and associated raffles (including raising funds for Pen Rearing) . A big shout out to these folks. Some are new and some have been very loyal sponsors of the school year after year. We cannot thank them enough. Dreamweaver Lures* FishUSA* A-Tom-Mik Flies and Meat Rigs* Torpedo Wire* Great lakes Angler* Pro Troll* Michigan Stinger* Slide Diver* Addya Hooks Pautzke Atlas Mikes Bait Company Yakima Silver Streak Fish Thief Snubbers Vision Quest Sport Fishing Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Below is a copy of the email that Joe Yeager from LOTSA just sent out. This should answer your question Guys - I've included below the email you should have received on 12/16 with all of the details about the School. This should answer most of your questions. When you arrive at the Show enter thru the main door. At the ticket Booth please let them know your part of the Salmon School. They will have the registration list and take care of getting you your 3 day pass and Salmon School badge. You will need the Salmon School Badge to participate in the Meet & Greet event Friday night at 7pm and for entrance on Saturday including lunch. Pete, Andy and Matt have developed a very robust class and are excited about delivering it to you. We will need the full 6 hours on Saturday to get thru it all so we will be very prompt starting and with our breaks. They have requested that if you speak with them on Friday at the session, that you ask some of your burning questions to make sure you get them addressed to your satisfaction. Joe Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. You can park in the lot North of the Sheraton or in the casino parking ramp. The main doors open at 7am and the school starts promptly at 8am. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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