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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

OBN State Championship Wrap-up

The Hartley’s Hawgs earned the 1st and 3rd place spots in the Ohio Bass Nation State Championship High School Division held on Alum Creek Lake. Also a Hartley’s duo claimed

OBN State Championship – Day One

The Hartley’s Hawgs had several teams competing in the Ohio Bass Nation High School and Junior State Championship being held at Alum Creek Lake. The Cicada’s were also around in

Hawgs claim 2nd and 4th on Team Trail stop #3 at Grand Lake St Mary’s

The Hartley’s Hawgs had 6 teams participate in the 3rd (of 4) stops on the Ohio Bass Nation Team Series event on Grand Lake St. Mary’s. It was a warm

Hawgs finish 2nd, 4th, and 5th in SAF State Championship

The Hartley’s Hawgs had 14 teams participating in the 2021 Student Angler Federation Ohio High School State Championship that included a field of 49 boats on Delaware Lake. A week

Raffle Drawing Winners

The fundraiser raffle drawing was held at the conclusion of the 2021 Student Angler Federation Tournament held May 22, 2021 @ Delaware Lake. We’d like to thank all those who

2021 SAF State Championship – Morning

The Hartley’s Hawgs High Schoolers are competing today for a State Championship. Beautiful Morning on Delaware Lake. Go get em Hawgs! Below are several pictures from the launch along with

BASS High School Combine

BASS announced the inaugural High School Combine. Sounds like a great opportunity to connect kids interested in pursuing College Bass Fishing with perspective colleges. Thanks to BASS for continuing to

OSU – Kokosing Valley Jr Tourney

Big thanks to OSU Bass Club and Kokosing Valley Jr Anglers for putting on a tourney today (5/16/21) at Alum Creek Lake. The Hartley’s Hawgs had several teams participate. The

Raffle Update and other Announcements

Make sure that all sold Raffle tickets have been returned to Karl by Wednesday, May 19th. Drawing for our Fundraiser Raffle will be held Saturday May 22nd after the weigh-in


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.