Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders - Fishing Strong in our 37th Anniversary Season!
1984 to 2021

ocbs September Membership Meeting at The Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe
Kevin Kayle, ohio dow hatchery manager
Ohio Steelhead program report
September 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Kevin Kayle - Ohio Steelheaders

Kevin Kayle, Ohio Division of Wildlife Fish Hatchery Program Administrator, will be the featured speaker at our September 2021 membership meeting at the Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe, Scenic River Room in Lakewood, OH. This is a new meeting facility located at 1500 Scenic Park Drive Lakewood, OH 44107. 

Kevin will report on the current state of the Ohio steelhead program and will answer any questions we may have about the stocking program or steelhead behavior/biology.

Kevin always has a great presentation with a lot of information to share with OCBS members that you will not want to miss. Our club members are very fortunate to be able to learn about the latest news regarding the Ohio Steelhead program directly from a DOW manager.

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.


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Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders - Fishing Strong in our 37th Season!
1984 to 2021

OCBS Steelhead expo
Rocky River nature center
September 25, 2021 9:00 am to 3:30 PM

The Steelhead Expo is a celebration of steelhead fishing and a great way to kick off the new steelhead fishing season.

Experts will be on hand to answer all of your steelhead fishing questions.

We will have continuous presentations throughout the day covering all steelhead fishing methods including: Traditional fly fishing, Spey Fishing and Casting, Spin Fishing and Center Pin Float Fishing

 Tackle vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell all of the best equipment and tackle needed to catch more steelhead.

 Local fly fishing clubs will demonstrate how to tie the best steelhead flies.

Conservation organizations will talk about their efforts to keep our steelhead tributaries clean and scenic.

We will conduct a steelhead fishing equipment/tackle raffle with lots of great prizes.

 This is a great way to kick off your steelhead fishing season. We hope you can attend this fall.

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