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 →

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 →

Tournament season is about ready to get into full swing. If you are a HS Angler and are planning to fish in the 6/13/2020 SAF State Championship and haven’t registered PLEASE reach out to a club advisor soon. Also, please be finalizing your partner pairings and Boat Captains if you know who they will be for the June 27 & 28th BASS HS and Jr State Championship. If not, please reach out to a club advisor. Will not be long now before the Hawgs will be hitting the water to compete! Click here for more info on club supported tournaments. Also, we have some Hartley’sRead More →

We have had some additional Lunker Board submittals. Congrats Jake on your nice catches! Submit your lunker pics and view our whole collection here. Emails were sent out yesterday (5/22/2020) requesting information from all club members regarding status for upcoming tournaments. Please take a look at those emails and reply back so that logistics can be worked out. If you did not receive an email please reach out to a club advisor or Contact Us via the website contact form. Have a great Memorial Day!Read More →

We had a GIANT fish recently submitted thru our Lunker Board. Congratulations Ryland on your great catch. Remember if a club member has some nice catches photographed (recently or from the past) and wants to display them on the website please submit. We love seeing Fish Pictures! With the warm spring weather the fishing has been picking up for just about every species. Hope that everyone has been able to get out and enjoy some time wetting a line. Most upcoming youth tournaments impacted by COVID-19 postponements have been rescheduled. Our Events Page has the latest info. You can export the events (onto your smartphoneRead More →

We wrapped up our 1st ever virtual tournament this past weekend and there were a lot of nice fish entered in the competition. All total we had 32 fish entered. We are looking at doing additional virtual tournaments in the future so keep an eye out for more information. Prizes will be passed out by the Club Advisors at a future date. Congratulations to all category winners! For complete results and pictures of each entry click here. …….. And, the Winners of the Tournament are listed below: Hartley’s Hawgs – High School Winners Longest Fish (AKA the Hawg!): Tie between Braden McNamara and Nathan SissonRead More →

Our 1st ever virtual tournament is heading into its final weekend. Below is a summary of our current un-official leaders in the different categories as of 9:00 PM Friday, May 8, 2020. We also recently had our first smallmouth entry in the tournament. Remember, bragging rights and prizes are on the line! To be an official catch for the tournament, the fish must be caught prior to 6:00 PM on Sunday, May 10, 2020. You can view all entries here. For complete rules click here. Hartley’s Hawgs – High School current leaders Longest Fish (AKA the Hawg!) – currently being led by Nathan Sisson withRead More →