About the Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders

The Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders (OCBS) fishing club is an association of fishermen which was formed in 1984 and is dedicated to the protection and promotion of steelhead sport fishing in Ohio and the Great Lakes region.

OCBS works hard for you, the steelhead fisherman, to help insure that the steelhead programs will be here for you tomorrow and for future generations to come. The OCBS Team has many ongoing projects and tasks to achieve our goals. Listed below are a few of our priorities:

  • Promotion and Preservation of Steelhead.
  • Education of both OCBS Members and the Public about Steelhead.
  • Clean Water and Conservation of the Fishery.
  • Club Activities which are Entertaining, Informative and Beneficial to the Fishery.

OCBS has a great partnership with our state’s Ohio Division of Natural Resources and their steelhead stocking program and we’re also a proud member of the Great Lakes Sport Fishing Council. OCBS works closely with the Cleveland, Lorain, Ashtabula, and Lake County Metro Parks to provide fishing related programs which benefit the general public.

Walnut Creek with David