The Hoover Fishing Seminar (HFS) XXII was held today at Walnut Springs Middle School and was a big success. We couldn’t have it done it without the help of our volunteers and the support of our sponsors and donors. It’s great to see everyone come together to support youth fishing and for the fishing community to come together to share angling techniques and swap fish stories. It was great to see some new attendees coming out as well as many of our regular attendees. We are very thankful for all your support! A big THANK YOU to all our speakers listed below. Thanks for sharingRead More →

Below article and news video is a very somber reminder about safety in our sport. Thoughts and prayers go out to to the family and friends of the two missing high schoolers and their boat captain as well as all the search personnel. More →

Added some posts from past tournaments to our website. All three of these post have videos including a couple with on the water action and fish catches! The on the water videos do a good job of giving you a taste of what youth tournament fishing is all about. Hopefully this helps you to beat the winter blues and gets you started thinking spring! 2016 High School BASS National Championship – The Hawgs took 8th in the nation. This post includes some on the water video as well as video from the final day weigh-in. 2017 BASS Nation State Championship – The video in thisRead More →

Youth Town Hall

The Columbus Fishing Expo held a Youth Town Hall event featuring several speakers including professional angler Brian Latimer. Our Hawgs Jr National Champs team of Abbott and McNamara were recognized and presented with custom rods. Below are some pictures from the event.Read More →

The Columbus Fishing Expo is this weekend! There are a lot of great speakers and vendors. Friday evening there are several sessions specifically for youth anglers. Hartley’s Hawgs and Walnut Springs will have a table at the event to promote the upcoming Hoover Fishing Seminar (HFS) as well as each of the clubs. There is a sign-up sheet with some open spots still available to help out working the table. If you are available please sign up to help out. We just need people to be able to pass out informational flyers about the upcoming HFS and info packs for each of the clubs. ThisRead More →