September 2016

 Welcome to the 2016 Season of Steelheading! 

Another new Steelhead season is getting closer and closer. once our drought is over and the rivers start to run the run will begin again! you can prepare by attending our meetings AND our 23rd Annual Steelhead EXPO. See some details below:


kevin kayle 2Our first meeting is at the Firehouse in Willoughby Hills, September 22nd, 2016 @ 7:30pm. Our scheduled speaker is Kevin Kayle, the Hatchery Manager of Ohio Fish Hatcheries, including the Castalia Hatchery Kevin always keeps us up to date on the Steelhead Program  and the forecast for the coming season. He is always informative regarding our fishery.

Through the efforts of the O.D.N.R. we will have fingerlings stocked in our rivers this spring. Kevin will bring us up to date about our fishery. We certainly appreciate the efforts Of the O.D.N. R. to provide fish for next years stocking!


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OCBS 23nd ANNUAL EXPO  Saturday September 24th, 2016

We help kick off our new Steelhead season with our 23rd, (yes 23nd!) O.C.B.S. Steelhead Expo. This year we are again fortunate to be able to hold this event at Rocky River Nature Center, in association with Cleveland  Metroparks. The date is Saturday, September 24th, 2016 from 9:30am – 4:00pm. We will have expert advice for all Steelheaders no matter what style of fishing you prefer, spin, fly, centerpin or spey. We will have all the experts to help you improve your steelhead fishing techniques. I hope to see you there. As usual, we do need thehelp of some of our club members to put on this great event.

 Steelhead Seminars (Schedule may Change)

9:00 am —9:30 am Steelhead Fisheries Update Phil Hillman  Update Of The State Of Ohio’s 2015-2016 Steelhead Fishery by O.D.N R. representatives.

10:00 am —11:00 am Gearing Up For Steelhead Wael Dardir  Unraveling the mystery of steelhead fishing, Methods, tools and tips to help you become a successful Steelheader. Baits, lures, lines, and more!

11:30 am — 12:30 pm River Basics with Les Ober Unraveling the mystery of steelhead movement Reading Water Under Varying Conditions

1:00 PM – 2:00PM Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead Dan Pribanic  Advanced methods for fly fishing, Fly fishing tips and techniques The best steelhead flies

2:30pm – 3:30pm Advanced Float Fishing For Steelhead Mike Durkalec  Advanced methods for float fishing tips and techniques.



       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.   You can also sign up at the Rodmaker’s Shop in Strongsville.

Entry fee: $15.00 per participant.

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

John Beedlow

Outing Director