The Champs


The team of Mikey and Braden had high hopes going into the 2019 Jr National Tournament having both fished in National Tournaments in the past. The duo put that experience to good use putting together two solid days of fishing to claim the Bassmaster Jr National Championship held in Huntingdon, Tennessee on August 6 – August 7, 2019! The field included 62 teams from all over the country qualifying for this event at the State level. What an accomplishment for these two! Way to go boys! The pair was sitting in 2nd place after the first day of competition. The Boys were in the 1stRead More →

The Fishers of Men Ultimate Bass Challenge originally scheduled for May has been rescheduled to September 12, 2020 at Caesar Creek Lake (Wellman Ramp). Below is a fact sheet with additional information. All Hartley’s Hawgs anglers have the necessary SAF membership however each team would need to work out the registration and travel logistics on their own. This tourney will be fished using the MLF format where every scorable fish counts.Read More →

On a dreary/rainy Saturday the team of Mike Abbott and Braden McNamara weighed in a 15#-15oz bag to take the FLW Erie Open on 8/1/2020 out of Sandusky’s Shelby Street Ramp. The win qualifies the pair for the 2021 SAF National Championship and World Finals being held on Lake Hartwell. Zach Pocos and Riley Kent also competed for the Hawgs in this tourney. Congrats and good luck in the National Championship. Below is some additional information and photos from the event: 2020 FLW Erie Open Info and Results page FLW article covering the eventRead More →

Ohio Bass Federation has shared the entry form for the Saturday, July 25, 2020 Youth Open to be held on Alum Creek Lake. Per the entry form, the tournament hours are 6:30A – 2:30P and it is open to all youth anglers. If you have your partner and boat captain arrangements already made please go ahead and fill out the form and send it in to the address indicated. The Columbus Bassmasters have a club tournament on this day also so Boat Captain assignment logistics will be tricky. If you are interested in fishing this tournament and do not have a partner or boat captainRead More →

On August 9, 2020 there will be a youth tournament hosted by Kokosing Valley Jr Anglers and OSU on Alum Creek Lake. For more information on the tournament visit the Kokosing Valley Jr Anglers website. Entries for this event are due on Saturday, July 4, 2020. Thanks to Kokosing Valley Jr. Anglers for putting on this event and providing additional opportunity for youth anglers to compete. Hartley’s Hawgs club anglers interested in this event would need to register and arrange for boat captains and other logistics on their own.Read More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs traveled to Mosquito Creek Lake in NE Ohio to compete for the 2020 BASS High School and Junior State Championship and a spot in the BASS National Championship. This event was a two day tournament with total weight for both days determining the winners and the top two positions in each category earning a spot in the National Championship. In the Junior category Mason and Ian finished 2nd and earned a spot in this years National Championship. Congratulations boys. The hawgs brought in several other nice bags. See the Ohio BASS Nation High School fishing page for more info from the eventRead More →

Two teams travelled to La Crosse, Wisconsin to take on the mighty Mississippi River. The World and National finals tournament was being put on by the Student Angler Federation (SAF) in conjunction with The Bass Federation (TBF) and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW). This was a weeklong event (June 20 – 27, 2020) that included 2-1/2 days of official practice along with guaranteed three days of competition with a 4th day of competition if making the cut for World Finals. The tournament waters were pools 7, 8, & 9 of the upper Mississippi River which is approximately 67 miles along the main river with many moreRead More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs competed at the 2020 Ohio SAF High School State Championship held on June 13, 2020 at Alum Creek Lake. The Hawgs came away with 1st and 3rd and had several other nice bags. Congrats to the teams of Nathan and Tristan and Grant and Braden! These two teams will be traveling to Wisconsin to compete in the upcoming SAF High School National and World Championship to be held in La Crosse, Wisconsin and being contested on the mighty Mississippi River. The 2020 Championship started out with a cold rain for several hours and NE winds but it didn’t seem to hamper theRead More →

OBF has decided to cancel the July 25/26 Jr and HS State championships for this year. Instead they are planning to hold a Youth Open Tournament on Alum Creek Lake on July 25, 2020. Club Advisors will be reviewing the entry information and reaching out to the club in the coming weeks to discuss this tournament. Below is the email from OBF explaining the decision to cancel the Championship Tournaments. All Youth Advisor’s: 2020 has been a year that will be talked about forever in American History classes. With the Corona virus restrictions and the possibility of spreading the virus the Ohio Bass Federation hadRead More →

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Shimano North America put on a video conference which included coaches from three of the top College Bass Fishing Programs in the country. They answered many of the most commonly asked questions about College Bass Fishing. The video is a little over an hour long but if you are interested in pursuing Bass Fishing in College it is well worth your time.Read More →