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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

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

Club Meeting & FOM HS Tourneys

Our first club meeting of 2021 will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 1:00 PM. This meeting will be held virtually. This meeting is to discuss the upcoming

Underwater Footage of Baits

To wet your appetite for the upcoming fishing season and to learn what different baits actually look and sound like underwater below are several videos from YouTube Channels showing underwater

Happy New Year and Announcements

Happy New Year to everyone. As we move into 2021 several announcements to share: We are in the middle of our 2021 Membership Sign-up period. All individuals that have expressed

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.