November 2017

OCBS November Speaker Is Roger Hinchcliff                                                                                                      

November 30th, 2017 our speaker is Roger Hinchliff.Roger began fishing the river banks of Southeast Michigan over 38 years ago. Considered an authority on steelhead fishing, he loves sharing his expertise with other anglers.

Roger is a featured speaker, a popular blogger, and the successful author of many published articles. Roger also has several instructional videos on his YouTube Channel, Steelhead Manifesto, and two Facebook pages; an entertainment page—with memes and fish photos— which draws fans from around the world, and a Facebook forum page—a place to discuss tips, tricks, and tactics, among other topics.

Roger’s passion for chasing steelhead all around the Great Lakes region, he says, started at first bite. He now spends every weekend—10 months each year— chasing and catching steelhead in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, and Michigan.

Roger is a pro staffer for several fishing companies; belongs to many outdoors/fishing organizations; and he offers his time to various conservation projects and river cleanups.

To learn more about steelhead fishing, visit Roger’s website at www.steelheadmanifesto.com.

OCBS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY DEC 21ST,2017 

This years Christmas Party will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings
on Pearl Road in Strongsville. It is the same location as last year.
We will have a Chinese auction and a rod and reel card raffle.
Check out all your fishing gear and bring a donation if you can.
It will be greatly appreciated by all.
As last year members are $10.00 and guests are $15.00.
We will have plenty of food for everyone.
We are limited to 100 people in the room so get your
reservations in as soon as possible. You can make reservations at the November
Membership meeting at the at the Firehouse this month.

OCBS STEELHEAD TOURNAMENT 
5 NOVEMBER 2017 LEG RESULTS

The 1st  Leg of the OCBS Steelhead Tournament was held on Sunday 5  November 2017.  A balmy overcast day with 70-degree temperatures.  Friday night rains ended the draught which had plagued area streams with low water levels and minimal flows.  The increased flows triggered a push of fresh fish which were staged in the Lake at the river mouths. Anglers who fished on Saturday prior to the Tournament reported steady action with multiple hookups.  However heavy rains on Saturday evening caused stream levels to rise resulting in reduced visibility contributing to tough fishing conditions on Tournament Day.  A total of nine steelhead were checked in for the tournament.  Note that all fish were caught in the eastside streams.
 

OCBS STEELHEAD TOURNAMENT, 5 November 2017 LEG RESULTS

    FISH FISH TOTAL
# Name #1 #2 LENGTH
1 Annandono Mike 27.00 28.50 55.50
2 Harper Ken 28.50 26.50 55.00
3 Rhoades John 26.25 27.00 53.25
4 Vaughn Brad 28.00 25.00 53.00
5 Gibson Joe 25.75   25.75

       24 Anglers Tied for 5th Place

  Congratulations to Mike Annandono who placed 1st with a two fish totaling 55.5 inches in length.   Ken Harper and John Rhoades placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The 2nd Tournament Leg will be held Sunday 19 November 2017.  Be sure to mark your calendar and plan on fishing the 2nd Leg.  Hopefully streams will be in good shape with decent

 numbers of active fish.     

John Beedlow

Tournament Director


2017 CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES  TOURNAMENT DATES

       5 November  2017   19 November 2017     17 December 2017  

                        11 March 2018                  8 April 2018

 CHECK IN STATIONS

        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