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 →

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 →

The first weekend of our first virtual tournament is on the books. Several fish have been submitted and they can be viewed here. Thus far we only have entries from High School anglers. We want to see some younger anglers from Hartley’s Hawgs and Walnut Springs on the board. For complete rules for the tournament visit the Virtual Tournament page here. The current leader for big fish was submitted by Jake Pavlak and measured at 17-1/4″. Nice job Jake. Let’s see some more entries…Read More →

In Conjunction with the Walnut Springs Fishing Club, the Hartley Hawgs are holding our first ever virtual fishing tournament Starting Saturday May 2, 2020 @ 6:00 AM and ending Sunday May 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM. For the complete rules and prize categories goto the Virtual Tournaments page. This tournament will be contested using fish length. As entries are submitted for the tournament they will be posted on a regular basis (typically every evening) so you can track progress. The results page can be found here. Get out there to any available waters and start photographing the length of your catch as per the exampleRead More →

Big thanks to Cody Gray for taking some time to talk to the group today via conference call. I know not everyone was able to see the video feed on the conference call so Cody shared some photos of some of the baits he likes for early season smallmouth action at Alum Creek. Also he shared some info on baits he like for mid-summer largemouths. Thanks again Cody for sharing some of your knowledge with the kids. Cody also shared some knots he likes to tie including a Braid to Flourocarbon knot. Below is a video demonstrating that knot. Here is a video explaining theRead More →