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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

Virtual Tourney Update 4-21-24

Just one more week left in our Spring virtual tournament. Keep the submittals coming. This past week we had a G-G-G-G-G-G-G GIANT bass submitted! Congratulations to Walker on his catch

Week 3 Tourney Correction and new entries

I mistakenly missed a couple entries from over the weekend and also received a couple additional submissions today. One that I missed is our new leader for the High School

Virtual Tourney Week #3 Update

We have now completed week 3 of this springs virtual tourney and have new leaders for big fish in both HS and Juniors. The High School big fish is now

Spring Virtual Tourney update – Week 2

We have had additional submittals come in over the last several days and we even had an Eclipse day fish submitted. The Big Fish leader for High School is a

1st weekend of Spring 24 Virtual Tourney in the books

Our 2024 Spring Virtual Tourney kicked off this weekend and thus far we have had 13 entries in our tournament. After the first weekend we have Asher leading the Juniors

Club Virtual Tourney starts this Saturday – March 30th

We are starting a Virtual Tournament this coming Saturday (March 30, 2024) thru Sunday, April 28, 2024. We did some of these virtual tournaments back during the COVID time and

Club Meeting making Plastic Baits from used plastics

Club members had a great day on Saturday, March 23rd working with Will and other members of the Columbus Bassmasters to make new plastic baits out of old used plastic

Making jigs and custom painting baits

Big thanks to Will and Mark for coming in and talking with the kids about molding custom jigs and also custom painting hard baits during our March 17, 2024 meeting!

Upcoming Meeting and Additional Tournament info

Next Sunday, at our Club Meeting, Tyler Berger creator of the Bass Fishing HQ YouTube channel will be speaking to the club. Should be a great session if you are


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.