September OCBS Membership Meeting
Kevin Kayle, DOW Hatchery Manager
Ohio Steelhead Program Update
Thursday September 26, 2019
Program: Kevin Kayle, Ohio Division of Wildlife Hatchery Program Manager is our featured speaker this month. Kevin will report on the current state of the Ohio steelhead program and answer any questions we may have. Kevin always has a great presentation with a lot of information to share with OCBS members. Our club members are very fortunate to be able to learn about the latest news regarding the Ohio Steelhead program directly from a DOW manager. This will be another excellent meeting you will not want to miss. I hope you can attend. Rod Raffle: St Croix 10′ 6″ Float Rod, Model AVS106MLF2, $270 Retail
Location: Firehouse Grille and Pub
2768 Stark Drive Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
O.C.B.S. IS CELBERATING OUR 35TH
ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR!
The Board of Directors are working to assemble a excellent group of speakers this season as well as a few surprises! We hope you all can attend our meetings and help us celebrate our 35th anniversary year!
Our 26th Annual Steelhead EXPO will be held at Rocky River Nature Center on Saturday September 21st, 2019
9:00 am-5:00 pm
(Doors Open At 8:30 a.m.)
The Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders and
The Cleveland Metroparks and
Rocky River Nature Center
Rocky River Reservation
24000 Valley Parkway
North Olmsted, OH 44070
From I480, Exit at Clague Road Exit
South on Clague Road to Mastic Road
Turn right on Mastick Road
Follow the Metropark Signs!
Phone: Nature Center 440-734-6660
The Expo will cover fly and spey fishing, fly tying, spin fishing and center pin float fishing.
Conservation organizations will be on hand to educate about protecting our rivers.
Local tackle shops will have displays with advice on the right gear.
EXPO SPEAKER SCHEDULE
9:00 AM Tom Blotzer, President
The Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders
Welcome and Opening Notes
9:15 AM Chagrin River Watershed Partners Conservation
Video and Project Update
Alicia Beattie, CRWP Associate Director
Learn about CRWP Conservation Efforts
10:00 AM Fly Fishing for Steelhead
John Brochue – Fishing Manager,
Orvis Woodmere, OH Store
Learn about fly fishing with a single handed fly rod
11:00 AM Center Pin Fishing for Steelhead
Mike Durkalec – Metroparks Aquatic Biologist
Learn the keys to success for center pin fishing
Noon Lunch Enjoy a lunch provided by the Girl Scouts
1:00 PM Great Lakes Steelhead ing
Roger Hinchliff, – Steelhead Manifesto and
Lamiglass Pro Staff
Advanced Float/Spin Steelheading: Learn new tips to improve your success on the rivers. Fish On!
2:30 PM Great Lakes Spey Fishing for Steelhead
Jeff Liskay – Silver Fury Guide Service, Founding OCBS member, Scott Fly Rod Pro Staff and Patagonia Fly Fishing Ambassador
Learn about fly fishing for steelhead with a two
handed spey rod from one of the best
4:00 PM Raffle
OCBS Members Only On The River Seminar
The club is holding a Members Only “On The River” seminar on Sunday, October 20, 2019 on the Grand River from 8 AM to noon.
We will meet at the pavilion in the Helen Hazen Wyman Metropark located at 6101 Painesville Warren Road Concord Twp., OH 44077 at 8 AM. Members attending must be prepared to fish by bringing a rod, reel, fishing tackle and chest waders. All levels of experience are encouraged to attend. You must pre-register for this event by sending an email to OCBS@wowway.com, calling Les Ober at 216-347-2889 or sign up at the Sepember or October membership meeting.
We are also looking for a few experienced OCBS members who would like to pass on some of their steelheading knowledge to our membership and help as instructors. This is usually a fun morning of fishing for both the instructors and students that you do not want to miss.
OCBS 2019 Christmas Party
The Board Of Directors also has made changes to our Annual OCBS Christmas Party in light of celebrating our 35th Anniversary.
This year’s celebration will be December 12th, 2019, at the Winking Lizard Party Room on Miles road in Solon. the menu will be well upgraded from the previous menu over the last few years. Final arrangements are still being made and we will publish the menu and costs at a future date. we promise it will be a great time!
Note; the Winking Lizard Party Room is a private room located well back of the actual restaurant, details and directions to follow.
2019-2020 Meeting Dates and Locations
September 26th, 2019 is at the Firehouse in Willoughby Hills with Kevin Kayle
October 24th, 2019 is at BW3 in Strongsville with Jeff Liskay
November 21st, 2019 is at the Firehouse in Willoughby Hills Danny Coville
December 12th, 2019, is the Christmas Party at the Winking Lizard Party Center in Solon
January 30th, 2020 is at the Firehouse in Willoughby Hills Roger Hinchcliff
February 27th, 2020 is at BW3 in Strongsville Steelhead Workshop
March 26 2020 is at the Firehouse in Willoughby Hills TBD
April 23rd, 2020 is at BW3 in Strongsville Mike Verhoef
2019-2020 OCBS “Members Only” David K. Esner Memorial Steelhead Fishing Tournament
3 November 2019 24 November 2019 15 December 2019
15 March 2020 5 April 2020
CHECK IN STATIONS
EAST SIDE WEST SIDE
Harbor Bait & Tackle Erie Outfitters
786 Richmond Street 5404 E. Lake Road
Painesville, OH 44077 Sheffield Lake, OH 44054
Ohio Central Basin Steelheaders ~ Celebrating our 36th Anniversary in 2020