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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

Upcoming Tournaments and Announcements

We are heading into the very busy month of May! Spring is upon us and the fish are biting. Get out there and enjoy the outdoors. Remember the Hartley’s Hawgs

Hawgs claim 1st and 3rd at Buckeye

The Hartley Hawgs brought home 1st and 3rd at a very stingy Buckeye Lake. This was the 2nd stop of the 4 Tournament Ohio Bass Nation Team Trail Series. Nathan

OBF Youth State Championship Info

The OBF Youth State Championship is coming soon (May 8, 2021)!. This is a State Championship Tournament for youth Anglers 8th Grade and younger. This years tournament will be held

Hawgs Duo wins top spot at Rocky Fork

Several Hartley’s Hawgs Teams traveled south to take on Rocky Fork. The Duo of Mike and Rees took the top spot. Congrats Boys! It was an overcast and cool day

Pond Tourney and OBF Jr Tourney Info

Club will be holding a pond tourney Sunday, 3/21/21 from 4-6p. An email with location information has been sent out to club. If you missed it let us know. OBF

Hartley’s Hawgs Member named to BASS All-State High School team

Congrats to Hawgs member Braden M. for being named to the BASS HS All-State Team. He joins 47 other HS anglers from across the country with the honor. BASS will

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Several things coming up over the next few weeks. Below is a rundown: Ohio BASS Nation Meeting. Karl has sent out info via email for anyone wanting to listen in

Club Meeting 2-6-21

Next Club Meeting set for 2-6-21 @ 10:00 AM with Scott Cooke as our Guest Speaker. Info will be sent out via email just ahead of the meeting. Also below

Upcoming Meetings & Speakers & Lunker Board Addition

The club will be holding another meeting this coming Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 1:00 PM. The meeting again will be held virtually using Google Meet. Guest Speaker is Jeremy

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.