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About

Thank you for your interest in our club.  We are a youth bass fishing club located in central Ohio for high school aged kids, grade 9 – 12, as well as Junior Anglers up through 8th Grade. The club gets together through out the year.  The meetings include the following activities:

  • Participating in organized youth Bass Fishing Tournaments at the high school and junior level
  • Having guest speakers talk about fishing strategies and techniques
  • Lure making activities 
  • Pond/shore tournaments for our club members
  • Service activities for various outdoor organizations
  • Planning and serving for our big fundraiser the Hoover Fishing Seminar

Hartley’s Hawgs is currently being run by advisor Karl Guegold and co-advisor Vic Buzard. Our adult host club is the Columbus BassMasters.  To learn more about our club Contact Us.

We boast BASSMASTER JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS along with State Champions and runners up for the Ohio Bass Nation for youth and high school.  We also have had Ohio Bass Federation youth champions and high school runners up and Student Angler Federation High School Runners up.  Below are some of our team’s accomplishments:

Latest Posts

March 29, 2020 Club Meeting

Big thanks to Cody Gray for taking some time to talk to the group today via conference call. I know not everyone was able to see the video feed on

3-29 Meeting to be Conf Call

The 3/29/2020 meeting that was going to be held at Cabela’s is now going to be held via a conf call. You can get information to connect to the conference

3-15-2020 Meeting Canceled

Today’s meeting to be held at Cabela’s has been canceled. Next meeting will be 3/29/2020 at Cabela’s. In the meantime start working on prepping your tackle and as the weather

Hawgs Team at the 50th Classic

Our Jr National Champion team of Braden and Mikey were invited to this years 50th Bassmaster Classic for some of the pre-tourney festivities and also to participate in the High

Hoover Fishing Seminar XXII a big success

The Hoover Fishing Seminar (HFS) XXII was held today at Walnut Springs Middle School and was a big success. We couldn’t have it done it without the help of our

Missing High School Fishing Team on Pickwick Lake

Below article and news video is a very somber reminder about safety in our sport. Thoughts and prayers go out to to the family and friends of the two missing

Some past tournament posts to get you ready for spring

Added some posts from past tournaments to our website. All three of these post have videos including a couple with on the water action and fish catches! The on the

Youth Town Hall

2020 Columbus Fishing Expo Youth Town Hall

The Columbus Fishing Expo held a Youth Town Hall event featuring several speakers including professional angler Brian Latimer. Our Hawgs Jr National Champs team of Abbott and McNamara were recognized

Columbus Fishing Expo this weekend

The Columbus Fishing Expo is this weekend! There are a lot of great speakers and vendors. Friday evening there are several sessions specifically for youth anglers. Hartley’s Hawgs and Walnut

Goal

Hartley’s Hawgs main goal is to allow the young fisherman graduating from Walnut Springs Fishing Club and other High School and Junior aged bass fishermen or fisherwomen to learn and keep a passion for angling for bass and understand that it can be a calming, peaceful and competitive sport.

History

Hartley’s Hawgs was formed several years ago by a father and son team of Robert and Dustin Evans to further the fishing efforts of youth in central Ohio that had no other venues to bass fish competitively.  The club was named after Charlie Hartley who is a graduate and founder of the Walnut Springs Middle School Fishing Club and professional bass fisherman / Classic contender. Charlie is kept informed of the events of the club as well as attending some of the events of Hartley’s Hawgs and Walnut Springs fishing clubs for instructional purposes and also taking anglers fishing at state level.

Over the years the Hartley’s Hawgs have had members from Westerville North, Westerville South, Westerville Central, Hilliard Darby, Grove City, Johnstown, Jonathan Alder, Big Walnut, Delaware, Olentangy, South Bloomfield, Hyatts, Hamilton Local, Bexley, Granville and Willoughby city schools.