This February is the OCBS Annual Steelhead Workshop

IMG_0168_1024IMG_0163Come and join us in an evening of education, camaraderie and fun. This meeting is one you do not what to miss, the meeting is focused around getting to know your follow members and education.

No matter if you have been running up and down the rivers for twenty plus years or just getting started in the game, you will lean something new. We will have eleven learning stations set up around the room covering everything from 101 spin to near shore lake trolling, throw in some fly tying and anything to do with the fish that we love.

See you all soon at Buffalo Wild Wings, Pearl Road, February 27,2020 at 7:30pm.

Jeff Liskay

O.C.B.S. Club Meeting Schedule


Guest Speaker

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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