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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. LOTSA doesn't do a swap meet any more. There are plenty other great ones around though. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. SOLD OUT!!! Thank you to all who are attending, See you in January!
  6. As of 6:09 this evening, 3 seats left. Get em while you can! Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Seats are filling fast, only 53 seats left. This is going to be a great school so Get em while you can. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Only 75 seats left. Get them while you can, this is going to be a great Salmon School! Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Heres a link to the Salmon School in Niagara Falls January of 2019. Check out the write up. Sign up soon as this event almost always sells out. https://lotsa1.org/sign-up-lotsa/ Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Jan. 19, 2019 is the date for the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s (LOTSA) popular Salmon School – a full day of in-depth instruction for diehard salmon trollers looking to up their game by learning from three of the lake’s best captains. The 2019 School will feature Capt. Pete Alex of Vision Quest Sportfishing, Capt. Matt Yablonsky of Wet Net Sportfishing and Capt. Andy Bliss of Cold Steel Sportfishing and Chasin’ Tail Adventures. Once again, the school is held in conjuction with the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo to be held Jan. 18-20, 2019 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Registration is now available through the LOTSA website at www.lotsa1.org. It’s not too early to register for this unique instruction. Last year, the class sold out at its earliest date ever before 2017 ended. Cost to attend is $85 which also includes all three days of the Expo, your LOTSA membership, a hot lunch and beverages for the day. New in 2019 will be a 1 hour meet-and-greet with the captains including free drinks and snacks on Friday night. Don’t miss the boat on this one, sign up early. For information on the Expo check out www.niagarafishingexpo.com.
  11. Jan. 19, 2019 is the date for the Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association’s (LOTSA) popular Salmon School – a full day of in-depth instruction for diehard salmon trollers looking to up their game by learning from three of the lake’s best captains. The 2019 School will feature Capt. Pete Alex of Vision Quest Sportfishing, Capt. Matt Yablonsky of Wet Net Sportfishing and Capt. Andy Bliss of Cold Steel Sportfishing and Chasin’ Tail Adventures. Once again, the school is held in conjuction with the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo to be held Jan. 18-20, 2019 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Registration is now available through the LOTSA website at www.lotsa1.org. It’s not too early to register for this unique instruction. Last year, the class sold out at its earliest date ever before 2017 ended. Cost to attend is $85 which also includes all three days of the Expo, your LOTSA membership, a hot lunch and beverages for the day. New in 2019 will be a 1 hour meet-and-greet with the captains including free drinks and snacks on Friday night. Don’t miss the boat on this one, sign up early. For information on the Expo check out www.niagarafishingexpo.com.
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  14. We are having a LOTSA tournament committee meeting on July 10th. The meeting will start at 7:00 in Marty Polovick garage. For details message, call or text me 716-531-1153.
  15. On Thursday July 12 at 7pm the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) will be hosting a seminar by Charter Captain Jim Skoczylas on fishing for Lake Erie Walleyes. Jim has been fishing Lake Erie for many years consistently putting his customers on fish. Jim also has done well in many tournaments through the years. He will be sharing his techniques along with answering questions that you may have to help you be a become a better walleye fisherman. 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.
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