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  1. Come to the Show and Fish while you are in Town The Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo is pleased to announce a unique offering for our show this year Lower Niagara River Trout fishing trips offered the mornings before, during and after the expo. Six exciting days to 'scratch your fishing itch' and take your first boat trip in 2017 while with the GNFOE! These trips are offered at “show special” pricing, including a day pass to the Expo. It gives you another reason to make the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo the destination to attend Jan. 20-22, 2017!! Winter in Niagara USA: There’s a good chance that there will be some part of Niagara Falls frozen, there will be some snow on the ground … and there will be trout in the Niagara River below Niagara Falls. The lower Niagara River offers a world-class winter boat fishery in a 10-plus mile stretch of fish-rich water. It should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you enjoy catching trout, the winter is one of the best times to be on the water drifting for steelhead, domestic rainbows, lake trout and brown trout. No trolling here: It’s rod in hand as you bounce bottom for these trophy trout. Catch and release is highly recommended. Yes, we said “on” the water. Niagara USA has a fleet of charter captains that work the river waters throughout the winter, no matter how cold it gets out there. These oxygen-rich waters will not freeze up and anglers target trout from Devil’s Hole to the Niagara Bar. Make sure you dress for the experience. It does get mighty cold at times, but hopefully the fishing will be hot enough to keep you warm! Guides will be able to take you out for a morning of fishing from Lewiston to let you sample this dynamic fishery. Make sure you have your NY State Fishing License, too. Sign-up is simple as you can sign up as an individual and there is no need to secure two other people in order to book a trip. Cost is $100 per person for the trip. For those guys who really want to learn how to fish the Lower Niagara, we have we have a unique offerings that combines both the classroom learning with the on water experience. It consists of 2 hours of classroom detailed instruction from Captain Frank Campbell and other Guides running the trips and then you go out on your trip and actually put what you learned in the classroom to use. There is no additional charge for this class. As an incentive to register early, Capt. Frank Campbell of Niagara Region Charters has put together the special classroom session for Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m.which includes a packet of goodies from Pautzke, Buck Knives and Yakima, valued at $25. While attending the Saturday afternoon session is not required, space is limited to the first 20 anglers who sign up, starting with the order you register for the lower river fishing adventure. First come, first served!
  2. Sonar / GPS Opportunities at the Fishing Show The Greater Niagara Fishing Show on January 20 – 22 will provide attendees with a great opportunity to help make a purchase decision on new Sonar / GPS Technology or understand how to use them to help catch more fish in 2017. Lowrance, Raymarine, Humminbird and Navionics will all have booths staffed by experts showing their product lines along with providing a number of fishing oriented seminars on how to get the most out of these tools. There will also be the opportunity to take advantage of special show pricing on some of these products. For those looking for a “Deep Dive” into Sonar/GPS Captain Lance Valentine of Teachinfishin.com will offer his very popular Ultimate Electronics Clinic again. This in depth clinic is designed to help Anglers catch more fish by fully utilizing the features / functions available on their Sonar and GPS units. As the sophistication of these units continue to increase and the prices continue to drop, most serious Anglers have both Sonar and GPS units on their boat. However, Angler education on how to most effectively use them has basically occurred thru word of mouth and trial an error. This two-hour class offered, for the first time in Western New York, is targeted to fill this education void and teach Anglers how to make their units the most valuable tool on their fishing boat. Topics covered include the setup to maximize the useful “Fishing” information these units provide along with Sonar Interpretation and Advanced GPS Usage / Waypoint Management. Even though Captain Lance is an expert in Lowrance HDS units and will provide many specific tips and techniques for them, the clinic is taught so that it is relevant for all Anglers no matter what brand units they own or type of fish they fish for. The Clinic will be offered on Sunday, January 22nd from 10:30am – 12:30pm, for a price of $30 which includes admission to the show on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at www.niagarafishingexpo.com or at the door on Sunday, January 22nd if seats are still available. Lance will also provide free software updates on HDS Lowrance units. If you own a HDS Lowrance Unit, bring it to the show and receive a free update from Valentine at his booth # 66.
  3. The Evolution of the "LOTSA Show" Guys - a good read of what the "LOTSA Show" has evolved into. The greater support we get from Fishing community in terms of attendance, the more major Fishing Manufacturers and Retailers will be interested in Exhibiting in future years. The growth of this "Fishing" event going forward is directly related to the interest the Fishing community.shows in it. http://buffalonews.com/2017/01/11/greater-niagara-fishing-expo-continues-hook-em/
  4. Bass Pro Mark Menendez to Highlight Fish Expo BASS Pro Menendez to Highlight Fish Expo Bassmaster Elite Pro Mark Menendez of Paducah, Kentucky will join an impressive cast of speakers at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo to be held Jan. 20-22 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Menendez, a regular on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail for 26 years, is slated to be a competitor in the Elite Series in 2017 once again. His statistics are impressive. He has fished in 214 Bassmaster tournaments to date – placing in the money nearly 50 percent of the time. He’s captured first place three times; second place once; third place twice; and placed in the Top 10 and Top 20 22 and 44 times respectively; winning more than $1.25 million in career earnings. The 52-year-old angler is a graduate of Murray State with a degree in Fisheries Biology. He is familiar with the local waters of Western New York and his seminars will be “Great Lakes Power Fishing Tactics” and “Finesse Fishing for Great Lakes Smallmouth.” His presentations will be at noon on Saturday; 10 a.m. on Sunday. "The combination of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, associated with the majestic Niagara River creates the most dynamic fishery in the United States,” insists Menendez, a Bassmaster champion. “The smorgasbord of game fish found here can fill anyone’s bucket list! And the waters in and around the Buffalo area hold more giant smallmouth than anyplace in the World!" In addition to his two seminars, he will be giving product demonstration seminars for Rapid Fishing Solutions on a regular basis Saturday and Sunday, one of his valued sponsors. Menendez is one of the hardest working promoters and educators on tour and in that role he routinely averages more than 100 days a year working with the fans of the sport on behalf of his sponsors. Menendez isn’t the only bass fishing expert sharing his intimate knowledge at the Expo. Buffalo-area Bass Pro Brad Brodnicki of Amherst will be in the spotlight all weekend, too, along with other members of WNY Bassmasters. They will all be providing bass seminars targeting all levels of proficiency. Whether you fish from a boat or on shore, like to cast or bottom-bounce, use artificial baits or live bait; there will be relevant seminars for you to attend. In addition, there will many manufacturers on hand to share insight and point you in the right direction to make purchases of equipment. Rods, reels, lures, electronics and other fishing gear will be available for purchase – even boats! Bass is only one species that anglers can enjoy at the show. In addition, there will also be seminars on salmon, trout, walleye, perch and musky; seminars on electronics and boat rigging; expert talks on kayak fishing and tributary fishing. Nearly 130 seminars can be found during the three days. Check out the complete list at www.niagarafishingexpo.com. The website offers a wealth of information, including parking options and a $5 coupon for parking. The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls is located at 101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Admission is just $10 each day; $20 for a weekend pass.
  5. Bass Pro Mark Menendez to Highlight Fish Expo BASS Pro Menendez to Highlight Fish Expo Bassmaster Elite Pro Mark Menendez of Paducah, Kentucky will join an impressive cast of speakers at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo to be held Jan. 20-22 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls. Menendez, a regular on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail for 26 years, is slated to be a competitor in the Elite Series in 2017 once again. His statistics are impressive. He has fished in 214 Bassmaster tournaments to date – placing in the money nearly 50 percent of the time. He’s captured first place three times; second place once; third place twice; and placed in the Top 10 and Top 20 22 and 44 times respectively; winning more than $1.25 million in career earnings. The 52-year-old angler is a graduate of Murray State with a degree in Fisheries Biology. He is familiar with the local waters of Western New York and his seminars will be “Great Lakes Power Fishing Tactics” and “Finesse Fishing for Great Lakes Smallmouth.” His presentations will be at noon on Saturday; 10 a.m. on Sunday. "The combination of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, associated with the majestic Niagara River creates the most dynamic fishery in the United States,” insists Menendez, a Bassmaster champion. “The smorgasbord of game fish found here can fill anyone’s bucket list! And the waters in and around the Buffalo area hold more giant smallmouth than anyplace in the World!" In addition to his two seminars, he will be giving product demonstration seminars for Rapid Fishing Solutions on a regular basis Saturday and Sunday, one of his valued sponsors. Menendez is one of the hardest working promoters and educators on tour and in that role he routinely averages more than 100 days a year working with the fans of the sport on behalf of his sponsors. Menendez isn’t the only bass fishing expert sharing his intimate knowledge at the Expo. Buffalo-area Bass Pro Brad Brodnicki of Amherst will be in the spotlight all weekend, too, along with other members of WNY Bassmasters. They will all be providing bass seminars targeting all levels of proficiency. Whether you fish from a boat or on shore, like to cast or bottom-bounce, use artificial baits or live bait; there will be relevant seminars for you to attend. In addition, there will many manufacturers on hand to share insight and point you in the right direction to make purchases of equipment. Rods, reels, lures, electronics and other fishing gear will be available for purchase – even boats! Bass is only one species that anglers can enjoy at the show. In addition, there will also be seminars on salmon, trout, walleye, perch and musky; seminars on electronics and boat rigging; expert talks on kayak fishing and tributary fishing. Nearly 130 seminars can be found during the three days. Check out the complete list at www.niagarafishingexpo.com. The website offers a wealth of information, including parking options and a $5 coupon for parking. The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls is located at 101 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls. Admission is just $10 each day; $20 for a weekend pass.
  6. FleetTracker - there was still a few yesterday. Just go onto WWW.LOTSA1.ORG and signup. It will be shut off there when it is full..
  7. Greater Niagara Fishing Show- Ice Shelter Giveaway Another reason to attend the show: A Nanook Thermal flip-over ice fishing shelter will be given away by Clam Outdoors to a lucky attendee who registers at the Clam Booth during the show.
  8. Guys - Last call! 12 seats left as of this morning. If you were planning on attending and haven't signed up yet, you probably ought to do it very soon.
  9. Greater Niagara Fishing Show - What it's about https://livestream.com/LCTV20/events/2964614/videos/145878984?origin=digest&mixpanel_id=13ed4e67367b8-011c4d4fb-12192872-c0000-13ed4e6736a11a&acc_id=10998342&medium=email
  10. For anyone planning on needing a room at the Sheraton we heard today they are just about full. So, if you want to get in on the show special on rooms there, I wouldn't wait much longer to book.
  11. Greater Niagara Fishing Show - Seminar Schedule This “pure” fishing show is designed to be an “event” where attendees can spend a long weekend enjoying and learning about your favorite pastime versus the normal one or two hour “walk through” shows that many are used to attending. Now in our 4th year, the show continues to grow toward becoming one of the best “fishing” shows in all of the Great Lakes. With over 200 fishing exhibitor booths and over 3,000 hours of “fishing” education provided to attendees at our January 2016 show, we are the largest freshwater “fishing” show in New York State and among the largest fishing shows anywhere in the Great Lakes. The Show Facility – the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls – provides a unique blend of a spacious Exhibitor Event Center, multiple additional side rooms and a multitude of conference/seminar rooms all utilizing “State of the Art” technology. The core of the show is built around providing sportfishing education to all attendees. The core belief of our show is that education is the most important thing we can do to continue to grow the sport of fishing. We believe that by providing a significant amount of education, we will recruit new anglers including the next generation to the sport as well as the knowledge for existing anglers to increase their enjoyment for the time they spend on the water by being more successful. We take great pride in offering a multi-species fishing show with many well-known fishing manufacturers, local and regional fishing retailers, local fishing guides and outfitters, family-friendly fishing trips, discounted tackle, the best local fishing boat dealers, kayak fishing watercraft, marine electronics, local fishing clubs and much more. The show highlights the rich waters of Western New York which offers up to anglers one of the most productive and diversified year round freshwater fisheries on the planet! The full Seminar Schedule has just been released featuring over 120 Fishing Seminars by over 70 different Instructors over 2.5 days! Check out the schedule at www.niagarafishingexpo.com, select "Education & Seminars" and chose the species/topic to view you are most interested in. Lots of good topics to choose from taught by many expert Fishermen that you will recognize.
  12. Greater Niagara Ice Jam Show - Seminars The formal Ice Fishing Seminar schedule is now available at http://niagarafishingexpo.com/files/2016/12/Ice-Fish-Seminar-Schedule.pdf . These seminars are in addition to the ones for Beginners and Youth. Informal 1 on 1 instruction is also available throughout the 3 days of the show from the Ice Team Pros in attendance including the use of the Ice Fishing simulator tanks. All of this is included in the admission to the show. In addition to Ice Fishing, there are over 100 other "Fishing" seminars offered during the show on Walleye, Perch, Salmon, Bass, Marine Electronics, etc which can viewed at www.niagarafishingexpo .com and then select the "Seminars" tab.
  13. The Instructors are hard at work preparing for the School from the questions/topics submitted so far. Registrations are rolling in at a faster pace than last year when it sold out in early January. Most of you guys on LOU are very familiar with the knowledge that Bob and Jerry bring from Bob's "At the Oak or the Bar" reports to Jerry's in depth posts on stocking, pens and fishing reports throughout the year. Russell is just as knowledgeable and he brings the Lake Michigan knowledge to the School. It promises to be another epic school and "can't miss" 3 day event making for a great "Kick off" to the 2017 season. To be fair to our Instructors, we are cutting off the questions for registrants to submit to be covered in the school at the end of this year. So, if you plan on attending, haven't signed up yet and want to make sure your key questions/topics are covered, please do so by year end. It will also make sure you get a seat before we are sold out. On Saturday, January 21, 2017 the Lake Ontario Trout & Salmon Association (LOTSA) is proud to (once again) host its well-known in-depth Salmon School. This highly successful school, in its 10th year, boasts six hours of detailed instruction taught by three expert captains and this year they are: Capt. Bob Songin (Reel Excitement Charters out of the ports of Oak Orchard & Wilson, NY); Capt. Russell Gahagan (Anglers Avenue out of Sheboygan, MI); and Capt. Jerry Felluca (Rebel Charters out of Sandy Creek, NY). These three captains offer a huge amount of on-the-water experience trolling for trout and salmon along with a proven tournament track record of high placement in the most prestigious tournaments over many years. They are a much diversified set of instructors and will provide a class full of insights and details that no one single instructor would be able to provide. They are all skilled communicators and are very well known for sharing their fishing knowledge and daily fishing trips with anglers to help them to be more successful fishing the lake. Each brings their own unique set of trolling skills, techniques and knowledge to the class. Given the depth of the knowledge base of these instructors and their proven ability to educate anglers, we expect this school to be another high quality, comprehensive, in-depth, information-packed event that our attendees have come to expect from this annual day-long instruction.
  14. After missing for many years, Ice Anglers in NYS and across the North East including Southern Ontario will be able to enjoy a major Ice Fishing show January 20 - 22, 2017. No need to drive the 500+ miles to attend a major Ice Fishing Show, Clam & Thorne Bros are bringing the show to us. Check out the NE Region Ice Jam at the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo this January (www.NiagaraFishingExpo .com)