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 →

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 →

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 →

I mistakenly missed a couple entries from over the weekend and also received a couple additional submissions today. One that I missed is our new leader for the High School big fish with a nice 18.5″ fish. Still have plenty of time to get out there. Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather. Tight lines and be safe. Check out the Virtual Tourney page to see all entries.Read More →

We have had additional submittals come in over the last several days and we even had an Eclipse day fish submitted. The Big Fish leader for High School is a 16.5 inch fish while for the Juniors we have a tie with two 14.5 inch fish. Also several entries vying for the other prize winning categories. There are still several weeks to get out and get some catches submitted. To follow along visit our Virtual Tournament Page Below is our current leader in the High School Big Fish Category submitted by Cooper on 4/7/23.Read More →

Club members had a great day on Saturday, March 23rd working with Will and other members of the Columbus Bassmasters to make new plastic baits out of old used plastic baits. This is an awesome hands-on activity for the kids and a great way to recycle old baits and catch more fish on used plastic baits. The new baits came out looking great. The kids walked away with some new baits along with some other great prizes. Check out some of the pictures below. Also, be on the lookout for some more information on an upcoming Virtual Tournament being prepared for the kids. We startedRead More →