2020 Steelhead Expo has Been Cancelled

The 2020 Steelhead Expo which was scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the Rocky River Nature Center in North Olmsted, OH has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus. We are planning for the annual expo to return in September 2021

2020-2021 OCBS Steelhead Season Adjustments due to Covid-19

Due to the uncertainty associated with the resurgence of Covid-19 across the USA this summer and predictions of a second wave in the fall, the OCBS board of directors made a unanimous decision to start the 2020 season with virtual meetings. We believe the decision to temporarily move to virtual meetings is in the best interests of the safety and well-being of OCBS members as well as their families and friends.

OCBS Virtual meetings will be conducted via Google Meets. A link to the meeting and instructions to connect to the meeting with your computer or iPad will be communicated in your monthly newsletter.

We will hold the OCBS steelhead tournament this year with a few changes to help social distancing. 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. 

September 2020 OCBS Virtual Membership Meeting

Kevin Kayle - Ohio Steelheaders

Kevin Kayle, DOW Hatchery Manager

Ohio Steelhead Program Update and Virtual Tour of the Castalia Steelhead Hatchery

September 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM

Kevin Kayle, Ohio Division of Wildlife Hatchery Program Manager is our featured September speaker. He will provide a virtual tour of the Castalia Steelhead Hatchery and report on the current state of the Ohio steelhead program. The program will include a question and answer session where Kevin will answer any questions you may have.

Kevin always has a great presentation with a lot of information to share with OCBS members. 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.

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

2019-2020 OCBS Championship Tournament Series
Final Results

The 5 April 2020 Leg of the OCBS Steelhead Tournament was cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. This action was taken to comply with Governor DeWine’s Stay at Home Order and to do our part to prevent spreading the virus.

The Final Tournament standings are listed below and are based on the results of the first 4 Tournament Legs.  The tournament awards and raffle will be conducted at our next meeting, hopefully on September 17, 2020.

Congratulations to Justin Telep, Casey Smith and Ken Harper who placed 1st,2nd and 3rd respectively.

John Beedlow, Jr.
Tournament Director

2020-2021 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.

FISHING DATES:

November 8, 2020
November 22, 2020
December 13, 2020
March 14, 2021
April 11, 2021

Dave Esner - Always Our Friend

CHECK IN ~ EAST :

Harbor Bait & Tackle
1248 High Street, Suite 6
Fairport Harbor, Ohio 44077

(440)354-8473

CHECK-IN ~ WEST

Erie Outfitters
5404 E. Lake Road
Sheffield Lake, OH 44054

(440) 949-8934

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.