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Next Virtual Tournament Starts October 7, 2020. Learn more about our Virtual Fishing Tournaments and see results!

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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

Virtual Tourney Standings heading into final weekend

Our virtual tourney will be winding up this weekend. Still plenty of time to get out and get an entry submitted. As of Friday, 10/16/20 @ 9:30 PM our leaders

Virtual Tourney after 1st weekend

We have had several entries into the virtual tournament after the first weekend. To see all the current entries goto our Virtual Tourney Results page. Remember the categories for this

Virtual Tourney Entries and other announcements

We had our first few entries into our fall Virtual Tournament. The weekend weather is looking great and fall fishing can be a great time to catch a hawg. Let’s

Fall Virtual Tourney and new Lunker Board entries

We will be closing out the fall season with a virtual tournament being held Oct 7 thru October 18th. Goto our Virtual Tournaments Page for complete rules. To keep an

Hawgs fishing into the fall

I apologize that this post is a bit tardy. The Hartley’s Hawgs had members competing in tournaments over the weekend of September 12-13, 2020 with two different organizations. Still plenty

Fishers of Men Ultimate Bass Challenge 2020 rescheduled

The Fishers of Men Ultimate Bass Challenge originally scheduled for May has been rescheduled to September 12, 2020 at Caesar Creek Lake (Wellman Ramp). Below is a fact sheet with

Hartley’s Hawgs Duo wins FLW Erie Open

On a dreary/rainy Saturday the team of Mike Abbott and Braden McNamara weighed in a 15#-15oz bag to take the FLW Erie Open on 8/1/2020 out of Sandusky’s Shelby Street

July 25th Youth Open Entry Info

Ohio Bass Federation has shared the entry form for the Saturday, July 25, 2020 Youth Open to be held on Alum Creek Lake. Per the entry form, the tournament hours

OSU and Kokosing Valley Jr Anglers to host tournament on August 9

On August 9, 2020 there will be a youth tournament hosted by Kokosing Valley Jr Anglers and OSU on Alum Creek Lake. For more information on the tournament visit the

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.