Happy New Year to everyone. As we move into 2021 several announcements to share: We are in the middle of our 2021 Membership Sign-up period. All individuals that have expressed interest should have received an email from Club Advisor, Karl Guegold with information on the forms and the costs to join this year. If you did not receive the membership information please contact us. Note, that you can also download all the required forms for membership on the website on the Forms Page. Due to the on-going COVID-19 restrictions with larger gatherings the club will not be doing the Hoover Fishing Seminar this year. InsteadRead More →

The 2021 Tournament Season is starting to take shape as tournament organizers are starting to firm up some dates and locations for the upcoming season. Below are some of the current highlights. As additional information comes in checkout our Tournaments Page and also checkout our events calendar as the info is also posted there. And remember on this election day, I hope we can all agree: Vote YES for Fishing! >> SAF State Championship (HS Anglers Only). This tournament is a qualifier for the SAF High School National Championship and World Finals. When: May 22, 2021 Where: Delaware Lake Link to Fact Sheet >> Ohio BASS Nation HS/JRRead More →

A few announcements to share with everyone: We are working on organizing a pond tournament on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Look for an email from club advisors with more information. After having some discussions with the Hoover Fishing Seminar Team and checking with Westerville Schools we are not going to be able to hold an in-person HFS this winter as we have been doing for many years as our primary fundraiser. We are working on alternative options for fund raising. Be on the lookout for ways to assist the club with these activities. We are coming toward our yearly membership renewal period and timeframe whenRead More →

I apologize that this post is a bit tardy. The Hartley’s Hawgs had members competing in tournaments over the weekend of September 12-13, 2020 with two different organizations. Still plenty of time yet this fall to enjoy some fishing. Be on the lookout for upcoming Hartley’s Hawgs events! Three Hawgs teams competed in the Ohio Fishers of Men High School Championship held on Caesars Creek on September 12, 2020. Below are some pictures of our three teams. Click on the image for a full size view. Way to go boys. Below is a post about the event from the Tournament Director: Two members of 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 →

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 →