Instigator

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    Wilson, NY
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  1. Wanted Surveyor

    Try this site. http://www.marinesurvey.org/us-regions/michigan.html I used John Bommarito in 2013 when I bought my tiara, but there are several in the eastern Michigan area. John did the dry survey in winter storage, and the sea trial and compression check in Bolles Harbor prior to me taking possession. Definitely recommend a thorough survey prior to purchase. Good luck. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Otter Boat Keels

    I still have a few sets of keels left. I can bring them to the show in Niagara falls and save shipping. $40 each, $80 per pair. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. 2018 LOTSA Salmon School

    The Salmon School is officially SOLD OUT. Thanks to all that have enrolled. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Salmon School - 2018

    The Salmon School is officially SOLD OUT. Thanks to all that have enrolled. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Low speed wander !

    The next time you are on the water and experience the "wander", send someone as far forward in the boat as possible. See if the wander goes away or calms down. The "wander" is often called "yaw" and can be eliminated or minimalized by moving weight forward. My last boat needed 200 lbs added near the bow and was rock steady after that. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Otter Boat Keels

    Bump. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. 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
  8. 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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  10. Otter Boat Keels

    I still have a few sets left. Get em before they are gone. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. 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
  12. Otter Boat Keels

    Yes I do. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Otter Boat Keels

    1 set of keels on the way. Thanks yukonstu1. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Otter Boat Keels

    Ttt Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. 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