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  1. 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
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  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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  6. I still have a few sets left. Get em before they are gone. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. 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
  8. Yes I do. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. 1 set of keels on the way. Thanks yukonstu1. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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  15. 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