Welcome to the Lake Ontario Tributary Anglers Council
We are an international association comprised of Lake Ontario tributary anglers dedicated to the overall fishery improvement of all streams, rivers and creeks that flow into Lake Ontario. We recognize that Lake Ontario tributaries are an integral part of the Lake Ontario ecosystem, supporting a viable and varied fishery capable of delivering maximum recreational value within a sustainable ecological framework.
We were founded in the fall of 2007 when the entire Lake Ontario basin was struck with a severe drought causing record low water levels, especially in the Salmon River Basin. These severe conditions resulted in a significantly reduced hatchery return of migrating salmon.
We strive to be stewards of the environment, to appreciate and have utmost respect for the Lake Ontario tributary fish we pursue, the state land we fish on, our co-anglers and private property owners.
We are an international association comprised of Lake Ontario tributary anglers dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the fishery and habitat of all streams, rivers and creeks that flow into Lake Ontario—and the continual education of the people who fish it.