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 →

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 →

We are starting to get information for some of our 2024 Tournaments. The SAF High School State championship will be on Alum Creek Lake on Saturday, June 8, 2024. All the Club Tournaments will be posted on the Tournaments Page. Additionally, the Bassmaster and MLF Opens Schedules have also been posted. Club Anglers will have all the necessary memberships to signup for these Open Tournaments but travel expenses and logistics would be each Anglers families responsibility. Great to see some of these tournament dates starting to get on the Calendar.Read More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs had two teams travel to La Crosse Wisconsin to fish the Student Angler Federation World and National Championship. A full post will be coming soon on that. One of our Teams has made the final day cut to Fish for World Championship and big Scholarships and Prizes! Ryan and Mason have made final day cut and have a camera man in the boat and following them after an Awesome day 3 bag. To watch the live weigh-in follow along on SAFs Live Feed. Weigh in starts at 2:15PM Eastern Time. Weights are zeroed out on final day so it is a oneRead More →

Our Adult Host Club, The Columbus Bassmasters held a cleanup day at Alum Creek on June 10, 2023. Thanks to them for helping out taking care of our natural resources and fisheries. We encourage all our members to get involved whenever possible to help give back to the sport of fishing. Below are some pictures from the event. Great job Columbus Bassmasters!Read More →

On Sunday, 6/4/23 the club got together at the Johnstown Sportsman Club for some pond fishing and a lunch get together. Some pictures from the pond outing are posted below. We also drew the winners of our 2023 Raffle. A video of the Raffle drawing can be viewed here: The 2023 Winners were Thanks to all those that participated in our raffle fundraiser. Click on pics below to view larger image from Pond fishing:Read More →

Several Hawgs Teams travelled to southern Ohio to compete in the SAF State championship held on the Ohio River out of Gallipolis on 6/3/23. It was tough fishing for many teams and none of the Hawgs Teams placed high enough to qualify for the upcoming SAF National Championship. Thanks to all the boat captains that take the time to take out our anglers. Also thanks to the other volunteers and advisors for all they do.Read More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs had several teams competing in the 2023 OBF Tournament May 13, 2023 on Alum Creek. The morning started off raining but cleared as the day progressed. All the Hartley’s teams brought fish to the scales. Thanks to all the volunteer boat captains including current High School members and a past member. Checkout some pictures from the event below (click on pic to view larger image).Read More →

This past weekend, April 29-30, the Hawgs High School and Juniors competed for the 2023 OBN State Championship on Alum Creek Lake. Saturday was a cool overcast morning with some clearing in the afternoon while Sunday morning a cold front with wind and cold rains worked thru the area. The weather didn’t slow the fishing as several nice bags were brought to the scales. Unfortunately the Hawgs did not qualify any teams for the BASS National Championships (top two places qualify), but several teams from both the Juniors and High School were very near the top of the standings. Great job to all the teamsRead More →