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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

Upcoming Events & Announcements

Several things coming up over the next few weeks. Below is a rundown: Ohio BASS Nation Meeting. Karl has sent out info via email for anyone wanting to listen in

Club Meeting 2-6-21

Next Club Meeting set for 2-6-21 @ 10:00 AM with Scott Cooke as our Guest Speaker. Info will be sent out via email just ahead of the meeting. Also below

Upcoming Meetings & Speakers & Lunker Board Addition

The club will be holding another meeting this coming Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 1:00 PM. The meeting again will be held virtually using Google Meet. Guest Speaker is Jeremy

Club Meeting & FOM HS Tourneys

Our first club meeting of 2021 will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2021 @ 1:00 PM. This meeting will be held virtually. This meeting is to discuss the upcoming

Underwater Footage of Baits

To wet your appetite for the upcoming fishing season and to learn what different baits actually look and sound like underwater below are several videos from YouTube Channels showing underwater

Happy New Year and Announcements

Happy New Year to everyone. As we move into 2021 several announcements to share: We are in the middle of our 2021 Membership Sign-up period. All individuals that have expressed

Pond Tournament results

Thanks to the Cooke family for having the club out for a pond tourney on a beautiful sunny November day. The results from the tourney are given below: Braden McNamara

2021 Season starting to take shape

The 2021 Tournament Season is starting to take shape as tournament organizers are starting to firm up some dates and locations for the upcoming season. Below are some of the

News and Announcements

A few announcements to share with everyone: We are working on organizing a pond tournament on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Look for an email from club advisors with more information.

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.