Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders - Fishing Strong in our 37th Season!
1984 to 2021
OCBS December Membership Meeting at The winking lizard party center
Christmas Party
December 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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

Christmas Party Location
Winking Lizard Party Center
25200 Miles Road
Bedford Hts., OH 44146

50/50 Raffle
Chinese Raffle
Card Raffle featuring a Choice of the below Prizes

Nautilus Fly Reel
St Croix 11 Foot 6 Weight Switch Rod
King Pin R2 Center Pin Reel
Nova Chrome Center Pin Rod

We will  be holding our annual Christmas party on Thursday, December 9, 2021 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 Brisket
Cavatelli Pasta Bake
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes
Green Beans
Dinner rolls

 Soft drinks and coffee are included

The cost for dinner is $20 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


Reservations are Required by November 30
Reservations are required to attend the Christmas Party. We need to communicate the number of attendees to the Winking Lizard by December 2.

To make reservations, please call or text John Beedlow at 440-840-2774 by November 30th. You can also send an email with names of attendees to OCBS@wowway.com.

You will also need to pay for your dinner ($20 per person) when making reservations by either sending a check to: OCBS PO Box 29577 Parma, OH 44129 or by Venmo. The  Venmo payment information will be provided upon request.

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.

New Meeting Location for Fall Meetings

Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe Scenic River Room

The OCBS Board of Directors is planning face to face membership meetings starting on September 23, 2021 at the Emerald Necklace Marina Cafe Scenic River Room in Lakewood, OH.

Both of our regular meeting rooms at the BW3 in Strongsville, OH and the Firehouse in Willoughby Hills, OH are not presently available to rent for our monthly membership meetings. Both restaurants have temporarily closed their meeting rooms due to a lack of staffing which has been a problem across the restaurant industry in our area.

Our September, October and November meetings will be held at the Emerald Necklace Marina Café, Scenic River Room at 1500 Scenic Park Dr, Lakewood, OH 44107.  This is the marina located near the boat launching ramp and “The Rocky River Wall”.

Click here for a map and directions.

Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders
 Marina Café Dinner Menu 2021

Walleye Sandwich
Toasted bun, breaded walleye, tartar sauce, tomato, shredded lettuce $11

Classic Burger
Toasted bun, cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce & onion $10

Shrimp Hoagie
Breaded Shrimp on hoagie bun with tomatoes, lettuce and sriracha aioli $9

Cleveland Proper
Potato and cheddar cheese pierogis with kielbasa served with sauerkraut and sour cream $13

Side of Tater Tots $3

There will also be a cash bar selling an assortment of beer and soda.


OCBS Member Photos

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

THANKS to our OCBS Sponsors!

2021-2022 OCBS “Members Only” David K. Esner Memorial Tournament

2021-2022 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 7, 2021
November 21, 2021
December 12, 2021
March 13, 2022
March 27, 2022

Dave Esner - Always Our Friend

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.

2021-2022 OCBS Championship Tournament Series
November 21, 2021 Results

The 2nd Leg of the OCBS “Members Only” Steelhead Tournament was held on Sunday 21 November 2021. It was an overcast day with rain showers starting around 11:00 AM.   Air and stream temperatures were in the low 40’s. and the legacy streams were very fishable with good flow, clarity and were relatively leaf free.   Angler’s reported having double digit hookups which made up for the chilly wet weather conditions.

A total of 33 fish 24 inches or greater in length were checked in by 17 anglers. The largest fish caught measured 30.75 inches.  Anglers also reported catching good numbers of fish measuring under 24 inches.

Congratulations to Adam Hillman winner of the 2nd Tournament Leg.

The 3rd Tournament will take place on Sunday 12 December 2021.  Be sure to mark your calendar and fish Leg 3.

John Beedlow Jr
Tournament Director