The Hartley’s Hawgs had 14 teams participating in the 2021 Student Angler Federation Ohio High School State Championship that included a field of 49 boats on Delaware Lake. A week prior to the tournament Delaware Lake was in flood stage and around 15 ft above normal pool so the fish were definitely in a transition stage. It was a beautiful May day but the fishing was pretty tough with 106 fish weighed in and only 11 teams total in the field weighing in limits.
The Hawgs Duo of Dylan and Grant weighed the 2nd place bag; a 12#-2oz limit of largemouths. Congratulations boys on the great finish!
The team of Nathan and Brett placed a limit on the scale weighing in at 9#-3oz to take 4th place. Good Job Boys!
To round out the top 5 the Team of Braden and Mike weighed a limit of largemouths coming in at 8#-13oz. Way to represent Boys!
The top four teams in the State Championship punch their ticket to the 2021 High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship being held on Lake Hartwell South Carolina at the end of June. The Hartley’s Hawgs will be sending three teams to this years World Finals and National Championship: Dylan/Grant & Nathan/Brett qualified based upon their finish at the State Championship and the duo of Braden and Mike qualified earlier with their win in the High School Erie Open. Safe Travels and Best of luck to all three teams when they head down to South Carolina in late June! Go get ’em Hawgs!
We also were able to take a team photo at the conclusion of the event that included several of our anglers. Check it out below:
Below is a gallery of all the weigh in photos and all the photos in the above post. Click on any of the photos to view a full-sized version of the photo to download/print: