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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

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.

New Lunkerboard Entry – GGGiant Bass

Congrats to Landon on his recent submittal to the LunkerBoard. He submitted a GGGiant Bass weighing in at 6# and measuring 22″. That fish looks super healthy. Great job Landon.

Columbus Bassmaster Alum Creek Cleanup Day

Our Adult Host Club, The Columbus Bassmasters held a cleanup day at Alum Creek on June 10, 2023. Thanks to them for helping out taking care of our natural resources

2023 Raffle Draw and Pond Outing

On Sunday, 6/4/23 the club got together at the Johnstown Sportsman Club for some pond fishing and a lunch get together. Some pictures from the pond outing are posted below.

Hawgs compete in SAF Ohio State Championship

Several Hawgs Teams travelled to southern Ohio to compete in the SAF State championship held on the Ohio River out of Gallipolis on 6/3/23. It was tough fishing for many

OBF Jr State Championship Tournament

The Hartley’s Hawgs had several teams competing in the 2023 OBF Tournament May 13, 2023 on Alum Creek. The morning started off raining but cleared as the day progressed. All

New Lunker added to Lunkerboard

Added a nice looking largemouth to the lunkerboard. Congrats Landon on your fine catch! Keep submitting pics to be added to the prestigious Hartley’s Hawgs Lunker Board!


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.