Three Hartley’s Hawgs Teams travelled to Michigan to compete in the MLF High School Open held on August 21, 2021 and launching from the Detroit River. The tournament was open to Lake St Clair, the Detroit River and Lake Erie and our teams fished all three of these waters looking for quality fish. Each duo brought in a five fish limit and from post tournament reports were catching good numbers. The winning team from NW Ohio weighed in a very solid bag of 24#-6 oz. Thanks to MLF High School for putting on this event and all the volunteer boat captains for getting the kidsRead More →

The 2021 Ohio High School Fishers of Men Team Trail held its first tournament (of two) on August 14 at Delaware Lake. This tourney was setup using an MLF style format where every fish over 1# was scoreable. Delaware fished tough but 7 of the 10 teams competing were able to weigh scoreable fish. Several Hartley’s Hawgs teams competed in this event. Congrats to the winning Hawgs duo of Ryan and Joe! Perspective new Hawgs member Will weighed in the Big Bass of the Tourney. Way to go fishing some tough conditions! For a full writeup from the event click here. The next Fishers ofRead More →

The Ohio Bass Nation HS Team Trail wrapped up with the 4th tourney of 4 for the season at Delaware Lake on August 7, 2021. It was a hot day and several teams struggled to get on fish. The hawgs duo of Brett and Dylan took 2nd place for the day bringing 4 fish to the scales. Also, the overall team trail was decided and the Hawgs Duo of Nathan and Braden took home the overall victory finishing with a total of 792 points out of a possible 800. Thanks to Ohio Bass Nation for putting on this event and to all the volunteer boatRead More →

The Hawgs sent the Duo of Braden and Nathan to compete in the Bassmaster High School National Championship held on Lake Chickamauga. The Tourney was held July 29-31, 2021 with three days of practice ahead of the tourney days. The hottest weather of the summer was happening in the Tennessee valley during the tourney with temperatures pushing 95 and 110 heat index nearly every day there. Days one and two of the tourney included the entire field of over 300 boats with the field cut down to 12 teams competing on championship saturday. The tournament was setup as a 3-fish limit tourney to help reduceRead More →


The Hartley’s Hawgs Team of Nathan and Brett placed 10th out of 398 teams in 2021 World Championship and 10th out of 236 teams in the 2021 National Championship. This event was put on by the Student Angler Federation and is a unique dual-format event as described in the Tournament Flowchart. As a result of their finish, Nathan and Brett won $68k in scholarship offers! The Hawgs had three teams travel down to Anderson, South Carolina to compete in the event. All three teams did a great job and represented the Hartley’s Hawgs very well and showed how strong Central Ohio Youth Fishing is. BradenRead More →

Three Hartley’s Hawgs Teams travelled down to Anderson, South Carolina on Beautiful Lake Hartwell to fish for World and National Championships and possibly College Scholarship money! They are there with 398 teams from across the Country (and a few from outside the Country). The Teams of Braden/Mike, Nathan/Brett, and Grant/Dylan are representing the Hartley’s Hawgs very well. Day one was a hot day with very little wind. All three teams brought in a 3-fish limit on Day One. The team of Braden/Mike had a strong day one weighing in 8#-6oz and are currently sitting in 20th place. The other two teams are sitting in theRead More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs had two teams travel to mid-Michigan to fish the Bassmaster High School open on the waters of Lake Huron within Saginaw Bay. Lots of fish were caught during the practice time and tournament. The day of the tournament the weather was volatile with some pretty sizeable waves keeping many teams from making long runs out into the Bay in the interest of safety. The Teams of Mike/Rees and Zack/Brett both weighed five fish and had great finishes in the event. Way to go boys. For a full writeup from the event from Bassmaster click here. Below are some pictures from the event.Read More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs earned the 1st and 3rd place spots in the Ohio Bass Nation State Championship High School Division held on Alum Creek Lake. Also a Hartley’s duo claimed 3rd place in the Junior Championship which was held concurrent with the High School tournament. Way to go Nathan/Braden, Mike/Rees & Brooks/Grant and Congrats to all the teams as many great fish were brought to the scales this past weekend. With the State Championship, Nathan and Braden earned a spot to compete later this summer for the BASS High School National Championship being held on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee. Big Thank You to allRead More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs had several teams competing in the Ohio Bass Nation High School and Junior State Championship being held at Alum Creek Lake. The Cicada’s were also around in force to join the party. The day got off to a slow start as there was an hour plus fog delay. Once the sun got up the fog quickly burned off and the teams got out on the water and got busy. The Hawgs had several good bags placed on the scales and are well positioned for a run at a State Championship. Good luck tomorrow to all Hartley’s Hawgs teams. Be safe out thereRead More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs had 6 teams participate in the 3rd (of 4) stops on the Ohio Bass Nation Team Series event on Grand Lake St. Mary’s. It was a warm June day with some tough fishing but all the Hawgs teams were able to bring fish to the scales. Good job to all our participating teams. Click on the photos below to view a larger image. Thanks to Ohio Bass Nation for putting on this event and thanks to all the great Hartley’s Hawgs Sponsors and volunteers. For a summary of the complete tournament results click here.Read More →