October 2017

October Speaker

October OCBS Membership Meeting Jerry Darkes is our Featured Speaker  October 26, 2017

OCBS board member, Jerry Darkes took a trip to the Naknek River in Alaska this past September 2017 to fish for the large migratory rainbow trout. He explored the beautiful Naknek river system and would like to share his adventures with fellow OCBS members at our October meeting.

The Naknek River flows into Bristol Bay, in southwest Alaska. It is world-renowned for its rainbow trout and salmon fishing. The rainbow trout of the Naknek River are well known for their abundance and ability to reach large sizes. Rainbows over 30 inches long and 10 pounds are common.

Jerry has worked in the fly fishing industry for nearly 3 decades and he is well-known as a guide, instructor, and presenter. He has authored numerous articles and two books on a variety of fly fishing subjects and represents a group of top fly fishing manufacturers. Jerry’s angling travels have taken him across the United States, Canada, Central and South America.

 This will be a great meeting that you will not want to miss.

Program:  Fishing for Huge Migratory Rainbow Trout on the Naknek River in Alaska

Meeting At:  Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant
Location: 8465 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH 44136
Phone: (440) 243-9464
Time: Meeting starts at 7:30 PM


       5 November  2017   19 November 2017     17 December 2017  

                        11 March 2018                  8 April 2018


        EAST SIDE                                                        WEST SIDE

    Harbor Bait & Tackle                                            Erie Outfitters
   786 Richmond Street                                           5404 E. Lake Road
   Painesville, Ohio 44077                                   Sheffield Lake, Ohio 44054  
     (440) 354-8473                                                    (440) 949-8934

Signup sheets will be available at the October 2017 Membership meeting for those members
who want to participate in this season’s steelhead tournament.
Entry fee: $15.00 per participant.

Be sure to consult the Tournament Rules posted on the OCBS website.

John Beedlow

Outing Director