Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders - Fishing Strong in our 37th Season!
1984 to 2021
ocbs October Membership Meeting at The Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe
Doug Richardson, Owner of Arctic Spinner Company and
Brian Kelly, Freelance outdoor writer and Great Lakes Steelheader
Fishing Arctic Spinners for Steelhead
OCtober 28, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Arctic Spinners were born in Michigan during the salmon craze in the late 60’s, with the introduction of the coho salmon into Lake Michigan. Since that time, this spinner has gained a following around the Great Lakes and Pacific Northwest for its ability to catch salmon and steelhead in these fabled waters.

Made in the USA, Doug Richardson hand crafts these lures in Luckey, Ohio with color combinations that can be customized to suit any anglers needs. Doug will talk about the history of the Arctic Spinners and how they are manufactured

Brian Kelly, a free lance outdoor writer for over 15 years, with articles published in magazines such as Outdoor Life, Salmon Trout Steelheader, Great Lakes Angler and the Alaska Sporting Journal will talk about how to successfully fish arctic spinners for steelhead.

Doug and Brian have a wealth of information about fishing arctic spinners to share with OCBS members at our October meeting. Hope to see you there.

All are welcome at our meetings. You do not have to be a member to attend.

New Meeting Location for Fall Meetings

Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe Scenic River Room

The OCBS Board of Directors is planning face to face membership meetings starting on September 23, 2021 at the Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe Scenic River Room in Lakewood, OH.

Both of our regular meeting rooms at the BW3 in Strongsville, OH and the Firehouse in Willoughby Hills, OH are not presently available to rent for our monthly membership meetings. Both restaurants have temporarily closed their meeting rooms due to a lack of staffing which has been a problem across the restaurant industry in our area.

Our September, October and November meetings will be held at the Emerald Necklace Marina Café, Scenic River Room at 1500 Scenic Park Dr, Lakewood, OH 44107.  This is the marina located near the boat launching ramp and “The Rocky River Wall”.

Click here for a map and directions.

Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders
 Marina Café Dinner Menu 2021

Walleye Sandwich
Toasted bun, breaded walleye, tartar sauce, tomato, shredded lettuce $11

Classic Burger
Toasted bun, cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce & onion $10

Shrimp Hoagie
Breaded Shrimp on hoagie bun with tomatoes, lettuce and sriracha aioli $9

Cleveland Proper
Potato and cheddar cheese pierogis with kielbasa served with sauerkraut and sour cream $13

Side of Tater Tots $3

There will also be a cash bar selling an assortment of beer and soda.


OCBS Member Photos

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

2021-2022 OCBS “Members Only” David K. Esner Memorial Tournament

2021-2022 OCBS “Members Only”
David K. Esner Memorial Tournament

This season’s OCBS Steelhead Tournament is dedicated to the memory of David K. Esner, a long-time Ohio Steelheader who passed away on May 6, 2018.


November 7, 2021
November 21, 2021
December 12, 2021
March 13, 2022
March 27, 2022

Dave Esner - Always Our Friend

All contestants will need to register for the tournament via mail using the registration form provided. Check in will be modified to permit members to call or text their catch to the tournament director. 

Entry fee is $15.00 per participant.

Please be certain to read the Tournament Rules posted HERE.

2020-2021 OCBS Championship Tournament Series
Overall Winner
Ken Harper