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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

Fishers of Men Ultimate Bass Challenge 2020 rescheduled

The Fishers of Men Ultimate Bass Challenge originally scheduled for May has been rescheduled to September 12, 2020 at Caesar Creek Lake (Wellman Ramp). Below is a fact sheet with

Hartley’s Hawgs Duo wins FLW Erie Open

On a dreary/rainy Saturday the team of Mike Abbott and Braden McNamara weighed in a 15#-15oz bag to take the FLW Erie Open on 8/1/2020 out of Sandusky’s Shelby Street

July 25th Youth Open Entry Info

Ohio Bass Federation has shared the entry form for the Saturday, July 25, 2020 Youth Open to be held on Alum Creek Lake. Per the entry form, the tournament hours

OSU and Kokosing Valley Jr Anglers to host tournament on August 9

On August 9, 2020 there will be a youth tournament hosted by Kokosing Valley Jr Anglers and OSU on Alum Creek Lake. For more information on the tournament visit the

Hartley’s Hawgs compete for BASS State Championship

The Hartley’s Hawgs traveled to Mosquito Creek Lake in NE Ohio to compete for the 2020 BASS High School and Junior State Championship and a spot in the BASS National

Hawgs compete for World and National title on upper Mississippi

Two teams travelled to La Crosse, Wisconsin to take on the mighty Mississippi River. The World and National finals tournament was being put on by the Student Angler Federation (SAF)

Hawgs take 1st and 3rd at Ohio SAF Championship. Heading to Wisconsin

The Hartley’s Hawgs competed at the 2020 Ohio SAF High School State Championship held on June 13, 2020 at Alum Creek Lake. The Hawgs came away with 1st and 3rd

OBF JR and HS State Championship cancelled for 2020

OBF has decided to cancel the July 25/26 Jr and HS State championships for this year. Instead they are planning to hold a Youth Open Tournament on Alum Creek Lake

Hawgs take top two spots at first stop on Ohio HS Bass Series Trail

We had two teams enter in the first ever BASS HS Team Trail Series Tournament held at Alum Creek on 6/6/2020. Those two teams finished 1st and 2nd and also

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.