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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

Hawgs member signs with Adrian College

Congratulations to Hawgs senior Ryan for his recent signing with Adrian College! Great to see the continued growth of High School and College Fishing. Over the last three years the

Zak M Davis Foundation announces new Scholarship

On February 11, a member of the Zak M Davis Foundation announced the creation of a new $500 College Scholarship for Hartley’s Hawgs members. An application must be submitted to

Two Hawgs seniors signing to continue fishing in College

This week we are excited to announce that two Seniors in our club signed College commitment letters to continue their education as well as thier angling journey. Will signed with

College Fishing Coach speaks with Club

At the Sunday, February 11, 2024 club meeting Coach Tony Miracle from Campbellsville University located in South-Central Kentucky came up and spoke with the club about the ins and outs

Jeremy Reese talk about Electronics at latest club meeting

This past weekend we were fortunate to have Jeremy Reese speak with the club to talk about electronics and share his knowledge with the club. Thanks to Jeremy for taking

2024 Hoover Fishing Seminar a success

The 2024 Hoover Fishing Seminar was held on Saturday, January 27, 2024 and was another successful event. We could not do this without the support of our Speakers and our

2024 Tournament Schedule starting to take shape

We are starting to get information for some of our 2024 Tournaments. The SAF High School State championship will be on Alum Creek Lake on Saturday, June 8, 2024. All

Hawgs member catches nice ones fishing adult tournament

Recently one of our Hartley Hawgs members jumped in an adult tournament fishing with our Sponsor Club the Columbus Bassmasters and ended up weighing a bigger bag than any of

Hawgs Team going for SAF World Championship today!

The Hartley’s Hawgs had two teams travel to La Crosse Wisconsin to fish the Student Angler Federation World and National Championship. A full post will be coming soon on that.


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.


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.