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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

Upcoming Meetings, Lunker Board Submittals and FOM Series set

Several upcoming meetings for the Hartley’s Hawgs. This Sunday 1/23 former Hartley’s Hawgs member and great young angler Jeremy Reese will be speaking with the club. Next Sunday, 1/30 Rich

OBF Tournaments Scheduled and other Announcements

We now have schedules for our three major tournaments for 2022. OBF has set the Junior Championship for May 7, 2022 on O’Shaughnessy Lake (with Alum Creek as backup) and

2022 Membership and other announcements

Happy 2022. We are gearing up to start some club activities in the coming weeks. The first order of business is to take care of Club Paperwork/Forms and Dues for

2022 HS Opens Set and other announcements

Both MLF and BASS have released their 2022 HS Open Tournament Schedules. Great to see these organizations continuing to provide these opportunities for youth anglers. For a press release about

Four members attend BASS HS Combine

Four member of the Hartley’s Hawgs travelled to Decatur Alabama to attend the 1st ever BASS HS Combine. This was a unique event that brought together College Fishing programs from

Juniors take 3rd in National Championship

The Hartley’s Hawgs sent one team to compete for the BASS Jr. National Championship in Tennessee to compete against over 60 teams from all across the country. The duo of

Hawgs Teams compete in MLF High School open on Detroit River

Three Hartley’s Hawgs Teams travelled to Michigan to compete in the MLF High School Open held on August 21, 2021 and launching from the Detroit River. The tournament was open

FOM HS Team Trail Stop one at Delaware Lake

The 2021 Ohio High School Fishers of Men Team Trail held its first tournament (of two) on August 14 at Delaware Lake. This tourney was setup using an MLF style

OBN Team Trail wraps up at Delaware Lake

The Ohio Bass Nation HS Team Trail wrapped up with the 4th tourney of 4 for the season at Delaware Lake on August 7, 2021. It was a hot day


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.