Roger Hincliff 11-16-2017

Our January Speaker is Roger Hinchliff

On January 30th, 2020 our speaker will be Roger Hinchliff at the Firehouse in Willoughby Hills.

Roger began fishing the river banks of Southeast Michigan 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. He also has several instructional videos on his YouTube Channel, Steelhead Manifesto, and two(2) Facebook pages; an entertainment page with memes and fish photos – which draws fans from around the world, plus a Facebook forum page – a place to discuss tips, tricks, tactics & techniques, 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 trout 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 SteelheadManifesto.com

O.C.B.S. Club Meeting Schedule


Guest Speaker

January 30, 2020 – EAST
Firehouse Grille in Willoughby Hills

Guest Speaker:
Roger Hinchcliff

February 27, 2020 – WEST
BW3/Buffalo Wild Wings in Strongsville

OCBS Steelhead Workshop

March 26, 2020 – EAST
Firehouse Grille in Willoughby Hills

Guest Speaker:
Rick Kustich, WNY Fly Fishing author & Photographer

April 23, 2020 – WEST
BW3/Buffalo Wild Wings in Strongsville

Guest Speaker:
Mike Verhoef

2019-2020 OCBS Tournament Standings
(after leg #3 on December 15, 2019)

  1. Robb Bolling = 49.50″ (25.50″ + 24.00″)
  2. Chris Dietrick = 48.50″ (24.50″ + 24″)
  3. Ray Lancaster = 26.25″
  4. Ken Harper = 24.50″
  5. John Rhoades = 24.25″
  6. (31 Anglers TIED for 6th)

The third leg of the OCBS “Members Only” Steelhead Tournament was held on Sunday December 15, 2019. A total of 7 fish over 24-inches long were checked in for the tournament.

A cold, windy and cloudy day with intermittent snow showers and temperatures in the low thirties. Anglers experienced tough fishing conditions as the legacy streams were blown out. However, the Rocky River was marginal and gave up a few fish. Anglers concentrated their efforts on fishing the small feeder steams and ditches with produced few fish. A tough day on steelhead Alley in Northeastern Ohio.

Congratulations to Robb Bolling who placed first with two fish measuring 25.50″ and 24.00″ inches.

The 4th Tournament Leg will be held Sunday March 15, 2020. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to fish. Hopefully streams will be in good condition with plenty of aggressive fish.

2019-2020 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 3, 2019
November 24, 2019
December 15, 2019
March 15, 2020
April 5, 2020

Dave Esner - Always Our Friend


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



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

(440) 949-8934

Signup sheets are available at scheduled membership meetings for members who want to participate in the tournament. Entry fee is $15.00 per participant.

Please be certain to read the Tournament Rules posted HERE.

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