On June 8, 2024 after the SAF High School weigh-in was complete members from the Zak Davis Foundation presented the 1st annual Zak Davis Memorial Scholarship to club member Jake Jones! Congratulations Jake and a huge thank you to the Zak Davis Foundation to honor his memory and love of fishing by supporting other youth anglers! Coming very soon on June 22, 2024 the Zak Davis Foundation will be holding their annual Zakfest fundraiser with fishing, food and fun! To learn more about this awesome event visit https://www.fishbigzak.com or goto our Zakfest event post on the Hartley’s Hawgs website. Below is a video of theRead More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs had seven teams competing in the 2024 SAF State championship held on Alum Creek Lake. The team of Brooks and Noah took home the top honors with a bag weighing in at 16# – 1 oz to secure the win. The team of Connor and Hoyt weighed in a bag at 12# – 2 oz to finish third in the event. With their high finishes both team earned a spot at the upcoming SAF High School World and National Finals being held on Lake Hartwell. Congrats to Brooks, Noah, Connor and Hoyt on their great finishes! It was a beautiful day forRead More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs High School and Juniors set out on Rocky Fork lake for a 2-day tournament to decide the 2024 Ohio Bass Nation State Champions and decide qualifiers for the 2024 Nationals. The Team of Marlon and Elijah won the 2024 State Junior title weighing in nearly 14# over the two day tournament to secure the win. Marlon and Elijah will be advancing onto the Bass Nation National Championship to be held later this summer on Chickamauga Lake in Tennessee. Congrats Boys! Another Hawgs Jr team brought in the Big Bass of the Tournament with a nice 4.57# fish. Our High School Teams alsoRead More →

We are now in the full swing of our Tournament Season. We have sent several emails related to upcoming Rocky Fork Ohio Bass Nation State Championship to be held at Rocky Fork on 6/1 and 6/2. Very important: If you are planning on fishing this tournament and have not been receiving emails reach out to a Club Advisor ASAP. If you have received registration info emails but have not yet registered, Ohio Bass Nation has established a deadline of Thursday, May 30, 2024 to have all the required info submitted. Please don’t delay in getting the registration info submitted. Good luck to all our anglers.Read More →

The club was fortunate to be able to do some pond fishing at the beautiful Hurtt Family property for a little pond tournament competition during today’s meeting. Thanks for allowing us to fish at the pond! We also handed out prizes to the winners of our 2024 spring virtual tournament and distributed jerseys and other team merchandise. We also talked about our upcoming tournament schedule. Below are some pics from the event (click on image for a larger view). Go to our Virtual Tournaments Page for final standings and prize winners for our virtual tourney. Thanks to all the parents and other volunteers that makeRead More →

New Anglers that joined the club this year, Connor and Hoyt, travelled down to Alabama to compete in the MLF High School Open and brought back a victory qualifying them for the MLF National Championship (and World Finals) later this summer on Lake Hartwell. Congrats boys. Here is a nice writeup on the MLF Website about the event.Read More →

Added some additional submissions and closed up the Tournament submittal page. A lot of great fish were submitted. Our winner for Longest Fish on the High School Side was Walker with a GGGiant 21.75″ fish. Our winner for Longest Fish on the Piglet side was Asher with a really nice 18.25″ Fish. Thanks to everyone who submitted pics and we hope you enjoyed it. We will be going through all the entries to identify all of our prize winners and will be handing out prizes at next weekends club meeting. To take a look at all the great submittals goto the Virtual Tournament PageRead More →

We have already had several additional submissions thus far this morning on our final day of the tournament. Still time this afternoon to find a local pond or river and wet a line. Remember no fish caught after 6:00P will be accepted. We will keep the submittal form available Sunday night to allow for any final submittals to come in. Here is a link to the Virtual Tournament Page to follow along. Here is a picture of a funny looking bass with a beard that was submitted…? Congrats Carter on your nice spring Gobbler!Read More →

This weekend one of our piglet anglers and his family participated in the Fish Ohio Inland Fishing Day. This event included a reception Friday evening and spending some time out on the water the following day. This year’s event was held at Alum Creek Lake. Really cool experience for one of our young anglers and his family. Thanks to the ODNR and Governor’s office for coordinating this event. Below are some pictures.Read More →

We are heading into final weekend of our virtual tournament so get out and wet a line if you are able and haven’t already submitted a fish. We had a lot of submittals com in over this past week and they have now been posted on our Virtual Tournament Page. Leading the Big Bass Category for our High Schooler’s is a 21.75″ fish and leading big fish for the Juniors is an 18.25″ fish. Great job on those awesome catches. Our new big fish came in this week on the Junior side and was caught by Asher. Congrats! See his nice catch below. Tournament EndsRead More →