2020
FISH ODYSSEY
August 22-30, 2020

$700 SPECIAL LOTSA PRIZE!

$100 DAILY BIG KING SALMON PRIZE

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The 2020 Fish Odyssey ends Sunday the 30th at 1 pm!

Awards ceremony will be held in Krull Park at the Lions Club Pavillion at 4 pm!
Check the leaderboard often tomorrow. You may be a winner and not even know it!






Karen Cinelli and her annual carp catch







44th Annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby Set for August 22-30, 2020

The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby – the derby formally known as the “Fall Classic” – will be holding its 44th Annual contest August 22-30, 2020.

In what started out as the Niagara County Fishing Derby, this competition is now open to three counties (Niagara, Erie and Orleans) in an attempt to encourage more involvement in this family-oriented event. With a big focus on the Junior Division, this move will give the kids more opportunity to wet a line because of the fact that they are out of school.

Yes, this contest has been around for over four decades!


With the huge Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Trout and Salmon Fall Derby kicking off on Aug. 21, this will give contest-hungry anglers an appetizer for the big bucks. While most everything else is the same, there are a few new twists that could land you a few extra dollars. The Grand Prize is now $3,000; and the divisional prizes are $400, $250 and $125 for first, second and third in the Adult Division.

A new category is added for the Adults, too, splitting Rainbow and Brown Trout. Grand prize is determined through a drawing of 1st Place winners. Also, a daily $100 prize for the biggest salmon caught each day – taking a page out of the LOC event – is being offered August 22-29.

The Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association (LOTSA) is back again with a special $500 cash prize for the largest salmon caught by a LOTSA member while competing in the derby. In addition to that, the witness (which also has to be a LOTSA member) will also receive a check for $200. When you register for the Fish Odyssey, toss in another $10 for your LOTSA membership and you will be considered registered in that fine organization. You can also register online at LOTSA There is no special walleye prize for the largest fish caught by a Southtowns Walleye Association member due to COVID-19.


Species categories for the adults include salmon, smallmouth bass, walleye, carp, lake trout, brown trout and rainbow trout.

For the kids 15 years and under, categories will be salmon, trout, bass, walleye, carp, sheepshead and panfish.

Entry fee will stay the same at $20 for the adults; free for the kids. A one-day pass will also be available for $10. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Kids and adults can register here beginning August 3rd.


Registrations should be out by Aug. 3 wherever LOC registrations are available in Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties.


Every year the derby remembers someone we lost in the angling fraternity and this year we have two people to memorialize. Mark Daul, co-founder of the Niagara River Anglers Association, passed away in July and the late Capt. Joe Toomey of Irish Thunder died earlier this year. Both had a strong presence in our local fisheries.
Once again, The Primate Sanctuary (thanks to Carmen and Christie Presti) will be donating a new bike that will be drawn at the awards ceremony at the Lions Club Pavilion in Krull Park on August 30 for every kid that’s registered in the fun contest. Get those kids out fishing…it’s FREE!!





Lindsay Yaeger and her 2019 winning king

2019 -13 year old Braylee Lukehart is really struggling to hold up her 24.04 king! She knocked her brother (below) out of 1st place!

15 year old Taven Lukehart with his 22 lb 5 oz king.

11 year old Gabriella Geiger with her 5 lb 5 oz bass





Please note: Captains Cove closes at 3 pm daily.

Good Luck everyone!

WEIGH STATIONS AND REGISTRATION OUTLETS
*Asterisk denotes weigh stations
ERIE COUNTY

*Russ's Bait & Tackle
1226 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY
(716) 882-7667

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
NIAGARA COUNTY


*Boat Doctors
5786 W. Lake Rd
Olcott, NY
(716) 778-8592

*Bootleggers Cove Marina
6 O'Connell Island
Wilson, NY 14172
716-751-6466

*Creek Road Bait and Tackle
4419 Creek Road
Lewiston, NY
(716) 807-6248

Lake Ontario Motel
3326 Lockport Olcott Rd.
Newfane, NY 14108
(716)778-5004

*Les Allen Bait Shop
350 Hawley St
Lockport , NY 14094
716- 433-8983

*Wilson Gas Shack
Wilson Boatyard
61-1 Harbor St
Wilson, NY 14172


Ethan Brolinski - Walleye
ORLEANS COUNTY
*Captain’s Cove Resort
14339 Route 18
Waterport, NY
(585) 682-3316


*Narby’s Superette and Tackle
1292 Oak Orchard Rd.
Kent, NY
(585) 682-4624








Jacob Kelsey - walleye