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 conduct virtual meetings for the 2020 – 2021 season. We believe the decision to 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. 

Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders - Fishing Strong in our 36th Anniversary Season! 1984 to Present

OCBS Virtual membership Meeting
Roger Hinchcliff, Steelhead Manifesto
Mastering Water Temperatures for Steelhead
February 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Roger with a huge steelhead caught float fishing  with a center pin.

Back by popular demand, Roger Hinchcliff will be the speaker at our February virtual membership meeting.

Roger will make a presentation focused on helping OCBS members improve their Steelhead game by mastering how water temperatures affect the steelhead’s behavior, mood, and movements.

Roger will break it down by the seasons and months. He will also explore some basic fundamentals to help you become a better and more proficient angler.

Be sure to put this meeting on your calendar. You do not want to miss it.

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

Roger Hincliff 11-16-2017

Roger’s knowledge of water temperature helps him locate and
catch huge Great Lakes Steelhead.

Not a Member and Want to Attend our February Membership Meeting ?

Due to Covid-19 concerns, this will be a virtual meeting held using Google meets. A link to the meeting will be sent to all OCBS members via the newsletter. If you are not an OCBS member, you are welcome to attend, but must register. To register, please send an email to OCBS@wowway.com including your name and address. We will register you for the meeting and send you a meeting link.

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

2020-2021 OCBS “Members Only” David K. Esner Memorial Tournament

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.

2020-2021 OCBS Championship Tournament Series
December 13, 2020 Results

The 3rd leg of the OCBS “Members Only” Steelhead Tournament was held on Sunday 13 December 2020.  An overcast day with intermittent snow showers and drizzle throughout the day. Air temperatures were in the high 30’s.  Anglers who dressed accordingly enjoyed a pleasant day on Steelhead Alley.

Moderate rains prior to tournament day had the major legacy streams out of shape, but conditions on the Vermillion and Conneaut Creek were favorable with good numbers of fish in the streams. 

A total of 24 fish 24 inches or greater in length were checked in by 13 anglers. The largest fish caught measured 29.25 inches.  Anglers reported catching good numbers of fish that measured under 24 inches.

Congratulations to Ken Harper  1st place winner of the 3rd Tournament Leg.

 

 

The 4th Tournament leg will be held Sunday 14 March 2021.  Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to fish the leg.  

                                                                                  John Beedlow Jr
                                                                                  Tournament Director