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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

Hawgs compete for SAF State Title on Ohio River

Five Teams from the Hartley’s Hawgs travelled south to fish the Ohio River in search of the SAF State championship. It was a beautiful summer day and four of the

OBF Junior State Championship

Hawgs win OBF Junior State Championship

Several Teams from the Hartley’s Hawgs competed in the recent Ohio Bass Federation Junior State Championship on May 7, 2022. The event was originally scheduled to be held on O’Shaugnessy

Big ‘Ol Bucketmouth added to the Lunker Board

We have a new addition to the Lunker Board page. This big bucket mouth was caught during the recent Ohio Bass Nation State Championship held at Rocky Fork Lake. Picture

Lunker Largemouth added to the board

We recently got another Lunker Board submittal to add to our growing gallery. Love seeing pics of great catches made by our club members. Keep those pictures coming by visiting

New Lunker Board Submittal

We recently had a new addition to our Lunker Board. Keep those pictures coming of those Lunkers now that spring is here! We love to see the pictures. Great job

Getting Ready to Weigh-in

Two Hawgs Teams qualify for Nationals

The Hartley’s Hawgs competed in the 2022 Ohio Bass Nation State Championship. This was a two day tournament for both High School and Junior teams held 4/30/22 and 5/1/22 on

Four Hawgs HS Seniors sign with college fishing programs

For the first time the Hartley’s Hawgs program will be having members continue competitive fishing at the College Level. Four seniors recently signed their letters of intent to join College

Jason Root Speaking

Jason Root speaks with Hawgs in Northern Ohio

Big Thank You to Jason Root for taking the time this past weekend to meet with nearly twenty of our Hartley’s Hawgs Club Members. Also thanks to Fishermans Central for

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

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.