2016 December

2016 OCBS Annual Christmas Party

Santa%20smallThe 2016 OCBS Christmas party will be held on Thursday night December 15th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Strongsville. Last year was another great OCBS Christmas party with lots of fish tales, food and fun. We will have a 2 hour buffet style dinner including pepper jack steak wraps, an assortment of wings, salad, steak fries and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a cash bar. Cocktail hour starts at 6:30 PM. Dinner will be served from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. Raffles will be at 9:30. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for guests. All members and guests in attendance at the party must pay in advance or at the door. This is because Buffalo Wild Wings will charge OCBS the buffet price for each person in attendance at the party. The party room can hold about 100 people. The first 100 paid reservations will have first priority on the limited seating. Once the first 100 paid reservations are received, we will try to accommodate members by accepting reservations on a “standing room only” basis. We will have a premium rod and reel raffle, Chinese raffle, and more.  Special deserts and lots of fish stories. If you want to attend and share some holiday cheers with your fishing buddies, please make reservations by sending an email to ohiocentralbasinsteelheaders@oh.rr.com or by calling Tom Blotzer at 216-701-4227 or John Beedlow at 440-840-2774 0r email at jbeedlow2@roadrunner.com. Advanced payment can be mailed to: OCBS P.O. Box 29577 Parma, OH 44129 or you can sign up and pay at the November membership meeting. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Tom Blotzer at 216-701-4227 or Joe Moravec at 216-475-6209.



27 November 2016 LEG RESULTS 

The November Leg of the OCBS Steelhead Tournament was held on Sunday 27 November 2016. A partly sunny day with temperatures in the high forties.  The western tributaries were running low and the eastern streams were high with limited visibility from recent rain events. Despite poor stream conditions a total of 10 steelhead over 24 inches in length were checked-in for the tournament. The majority of fish were caught in small feeder streams (Ditches).

# Name #1 #2 LENGTH
1 Harper Ken 27.50 27.00 54.50
2 Telep Justin 25.50 25.25 50.75
3 Hillman Adam 24.00 24.00 48.00
4 Hillman Phil 24.00 24.00 48.00
5 Rigo Will 26.00 26.00
6 Hillman Zach 24.00 24.00

Congratulations to Ken Harper who placed first with a two fish total of 54. 50 inches in length.   Justin Telep and Adam Hillman placed second and third respectively.

The Third tournament leg will be held Sunday 18 December 2016.  Be sure to mark your calendar and plan on fishing this November.
John Beedlow
Tournament Director




       30 October 2016   27 November 2016     18 December 2016

                      19 March 2017                  9 April 2017


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 September 2016 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