December OCBS Membership Meeting and Christmas Party
Winking Lizard Party Center, Bedford Heights, OH
Thursday December 7, 2023

We will  be holding our annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the Winking Lizard Party Center located at 25200 Miles Road Bedford Heights, OH from 6 PM to 10 PM.

We will celebrate the holiday season with a delicious catered buffet dinner featuring a menu of:

Beef Brisket
Chicken Piccata
Garden Salad
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Green Beans
Dinner rolls

 Soft drinks and coffee are included

The cost for dinner is $25 per person.

There will be a cash bar featuring a good selection of craft beer, wine and mixed drinks.

Larry will also be serving his popular smoked steelhead during cocktail hour.

Our annual Christmas Party is a great way to celebrate the holiday season with your fishing friends. We hope you can attend this year and spread some holiday cheer.

Christmas Party Agenda

6 PM – Cocktail Hour with a Cash Bar
7 PM – Dinner will be served
9 PM – Raffles will be conducted

Christmas Party Location

Winking Lizard Party Center
25200 Miles Road
Bedford Hts., OH 44146


50/50 Raffle
Fisherman’s Raffle
Card Raffle featuring a Choice of the below Prizes

Nautilus Fly Reel
St Croix 11 Foot 6 Weight Switch Rod
King Pin Center Pin Reel
G Loomis Center Pin Rod

Reservations are Required to be Made by November 30

Reservations are required to attend the Christmas Party. We need to communicate the number of attendees to the Winking Lizard by November 30.

To make reservations, please either text message John Beedlow at 440-840-2774 or email John at by November 30th with names of attendees. 

You will also need to pay for your dinner ($25 per person) when making reservations by either sending a check to: OCBS PO Box 29577 Parma, OH 44129 or pay with a credit card using the following QR Code or secure link to the Square App


January OCBS Membership Meeting
Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe, Lakewood, OH
Thursday January 25, 2024
Speaker: Jeff Liskay and OCBS Team
Topic: Steelhead Workshop

OCBS in Action

OCBS conducted the raffle at this year’s Barbie Rod Steelhead Fishing Tournament which was held on the Rocky River on Saturday April 1, 2023. This is a fund raiser for the Cleveland Metroparks fishing fund.

We ran both a 50/50 raffle and a fishing equipment raffle which generated $2,290 for the fishing fund.

Thanks to OCBS members John Beedlow, Jr, Scott Grossnickle, Tom Blotzer, Bob Hajek, Ben Mott, Jim Berryman and John Brochue for working the raffle.

OCBS Member Photos

OCBS "Members Only" David K. Esner memorial
Steelhead Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by erie outfitters

2023 to 2024 OCBS Championship Steelhead Tournament
11-19-2023 Overall Results

Please see the Steelhead Tournament tab for complete results of this year’s Steelhead Championship Tournament Series Results

2023-2024 OCBS “Members Only”
David K. Esner Memorial Tournament
Sponsored by Erie Outfitters

Matt Hainzey with a beautiful 32 inch alpha male steelhead caught in the March 13, 2022 OCBS Tournament. Well done Matt!

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.


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Dave Esner - Always Our Friend

Our annual OCBS Steelhead Fishing tournament, sponsored by Erie Outfitters, is for OCBS members only. If not a member, you are welcome to join OCBS in order to register for the tournament.

Members can register for this year’s tournament as follows:

  1. US Postal Service: Print the below registration form, fill it out and mail with check for payment to OCBS PO Box 29577 Parma, OH 44129.
  2.  Online: Complete online registration form and credit card payment on our tournament page. Click here to go to online registration.
  3. OCBS Meetings: You can register and pay in person at our monthly meetings.

All participants are required to fish with another OCBS member who is in the tournament and is responsible for verifying the length of each fish checked in.

Check in has been modified to permit members to call or text their catch to the Tournament Director.

Entry fee is $20.00 per participant.

Be certain to read the tournament rules.

2022-2023 OCBS Championship Tournament Series

Casey Smith, the OCBS 2022 – 2023 Steelhead Tournament winner releasing a huge, colored up buck. Congratulations Casey!

Adam Hillman., second place winner in the 2022 – 2022 OCBS Steelhead Championship Fishing Series with a hefty male fall run Ohio steelhead.

Tom Blotzer, third place winner in the 2022 – 2023 OCBS Steelhead Tournament Series with a fat Fall run hen caught on an Ohio Tributary.

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!