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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

Pond Fishing and Virtual Tournament Prizes

The club was fortunate to be able to do some pond fishing at the beautiful Hurtt Family property for a little pond tournament competition during today’s meeting. Thanks for allowing

High School Duo win Open on Guntersville

New Anglers that joined the club this year, Connor and Hoyt, travelled down to Alabama to compete in the MLF High School Open and brought back a victory qualifying them

Spring 2024 Virtual Tourney is a wrap

Added some additional submissions and closed up the Tournament submittal page. A lot of great fish were submitted. Our winner for Longest Fish on the High School Side was Walker

Virtual Tourney Final Day AM Report

We have already had several additional submissions thus far this morning on our final day of the tournament. Still time this afternoon to find a local pond or river and

Hawgs youth participates in Ohio Inland Fishing day

This weekend one of our piglet anglers and his family participated in the Fish Ohio Inland Fishing Day. This event included a reception Friday evening and spending some time out

Final Weekend of Virtual Tournament

We are heading into final weekend of our virtual tournament so get out and wet a line if you are able and haven’t already submitted a fish. We had a

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

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.