2014 Lake Ontario Fishing Competitions and Events –

Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Spring Trout and Salmon Derby.   May 2-11, 2014 – This premier spring kick-off classic, offers a $15,000 Grand Prize for the largest salmon caught, also sports over $30,000 in cash and prizes overall. For more information, call (888) REEL-2-IN or visit their website at

3rd Annual Wilson Harbor Invitational Salmon Tournament May 10 (11) –. Check out for details. $1000 entry fee includes Big Fish and a one day-six fish big bucks tournament during prime time for spring fishing. Grand prize for a full field will be $25,000. For more information on how you can receive an invitation, call 716-863-1001.

Henderson Harbor Spring Classic.  May 15-18, 2014.  Fish the Golden Crescent for trout & salmon.  Sponsored by Henderson Harbor Performing Arts and Fuccillo Auto Mall.  Call Henchen Marina (315-938-5313) for information.

National Lake Trout Derby.  Geneva.  Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-25. Fish Seneca Lake for lake trout, landlocked salmon, brown and rainbow trout.  Prizes total over $21,000 including $5,000 grand prize.  Call 315-781-2195 for more information.

30th Annual Skip Hartman Memorial Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament.   Part I – May 24-25.   Part II - May 31-June 1, 2014.  
This prestigious fishing competition pits teams of anglers against one another using a unique scoring system over two days of fishing. Held out of the Niagara County ports of Wilson and Olcott, the local community also coordinates special events to make it a fun filled weekend.  Last year, more than $60,000 was paid out in cash and prizes.  For more info call (877) FALLS US or log onto the tournament website at for rules and sign up information.   *Both parts are tied together for a special prize involving the West Challenge Cup.

13th Annual Don Johannes Memorial Big Fish Contest and 8th Annual Pete DeAngelo Memorial Three-Fish Contest, May 30, 2014 – This is a precursor to the Pro-Am tournament. You don’t have to be in the pro-am to fish, though. Sign up at The Slippery Sinker, The Boat Doctors or The Gas Shack in Wilson. Call 716-778-0713 for more info. $100 per boat. 100 percent cash pay out.

30th Annual Skip Hartman Memorial Lake Ontario Pro-Am Salmon Team Tournament.  .


Oneida Lake Team Walleye Trail Tournament.  June 1, 2014.  Two person tournament headquartered at Oneida Shores, Brewerton.  On-line registration, rules and information at  Questions or information contact

5th Annual Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Summer Derby– June 14-July 27, 2014 – Grand prize is $12,500 for biggest salmon. Check out their website for all the details for this new summer event at or call (888) REEL-2-IN.

Henderson Harbor Opening Bass Weekend & Walleye Derby.  June 21 & 22, 2014.   Fish the Golden Crescent for big cash prizes sponsored by Henderson Harbor Performing Arts and Fuccillo Auto Mall. Call Henchen Marina (315-938-5313) for information.


New York’s Free Fishing Days 2014 –
June 28-29 – No license is required by anyone for these two days, resident or non-resident (although all the rules and regulations must be followed), in an effort to promoted this popular pastime.  This is a great time to get the whole family on the water and see how much fun it can be

Hooked On The Tonawandas Fishing Tournament.  June 28-29, 2014 – This third annual event is held out of Gateway Harbor in the Erie Canal during the Free Fishing Weekend. Catch the largest fish by weight for any of the five species – bass, walleye, northern pike, carp and perch. Over $3,500 in prizes. Check out or call 716-628-1247.

24th Annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby.  July 2-13, 2014 – The Erie Canal is spotlighted for this family-oriented fishing competition offering up more than $8,000 in prizes. Eligible waters include from the Niagara River to the Main Street Bridge in Albion (Route 98) – 50 miles of waters. For more information visit their website at (Bass is included.)

Oswego Pro Am.  July 12 – 13.

11th Annual Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Assn. King Salmon Tournament – July 19, Olcott from 6 a.m. to noon.  This event offers 100 cash pay back. All participants must be LOTSA members. Deadline to register is July 12 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact July 18 is the Third Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Fishing Derby to remember an important LOTSA member. Free for anyone registered in the Saturday event. For more information, contact


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