Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders - Fishing Strong in our 38th Season!
1984 to 2022
Christmas Party and December Membership Meeting
Winking Lizard Party Center Bedford Hts., OH
Thursday December 15, 2022

We will  be holding our annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 15, 2022 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:

Chicken Piccata
Beef Tenderloin Tips
Cavatelli Pasta Bake
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

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

50/50 Raffle
Fisherman’s Raffle

Card Raffle featuring a Choice of 2 of the below prizes
Nautilus Fly Reel
St Croix 11 Foot 6 Weight Switch Rod
King Pin R2 Center Pin Reel
G Loomis Center Pin Rod

Reservations are Required by December 6

Reservations are required to attend the Christmas Party. We need to communicate the number of attendees to the Winking Lizard by December 7.

To make reservations, please call or text John Beedlow at 440-840-2774 by December 6th. You can also send an email with names of attendees to Jbeedlow2@roadrunner.com.

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 by Venmo to @Thomad-Blotzer.

Payment or reservations at the door is not permitted.

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.

Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders - Fishing Strong in our 38th Season!
1984 to 2022
January Membership Meeting
Emerald Necklace Marina, Lakewood, OH
Thursday January 26, 2023
Steelhead Workshop

Come join us in an evening of education, comradery and fun. This month’s meeting is one you do not what to miss.

The Steelhead Workshop meeting is focused around getting to know your fellow members and angler 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 learn something new.

We will have learning stations set up around the room covering everything from center pin fishing to fly fishing to near shore lake trolling. 

We will also have the popular egg curing/tying station as well as fly tying and anything to do with the steelhead that we love chase.

We hope to see you at the meeting. It will be a good time.

                                                                            Jeff Liskay and OCBS Team

OCBS raised $4,600 for the Cleveland Metroparks Fishing Fund running the Barbie Tournament Raffle on April 2, 2022. Thanks to OCBS members John Beedlow, Jr, Larry Singleton, Tom Blotzer, Joe Moravec, Jim Berryman and John Beedlow, III for your fund raising efforts

OCBS Member Photos

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

OCBS “Members Only” David K. Esner Memorial Tournament

2022-2023 OCBS “Members Only”
David K. Esner Memorial Tournament

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 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 via mail using the registration form provided below or in person at one of our fall membership 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.

Click here to print the 2022 to 2023 OCBS tournament registration form.

Be certain to read the tournament rules.

2021-2022 OCBS Championship Tournament Series

Adam Hillman, the OCBS 2021 – 2022 Steelhead Tournament winner releasing a huge, colored up buck. Congratulations Adam!

John Beedlow, Jr., second place winner in the 2021 – 2022 OCBS Steelhead Championship Fishing Series with a nice fall run Ohio steelhead.

Casey Smith, third place winner in the 2021 – 2022 OCBS Steelhead Tournament Series releasing a nice Fall run hen caught on an Ohio Tributary.