For the first time the Hartley’s Hawgs program will be having members continue competitive fishing at the College Level. Four seniors recently signed their letters of intent to join College Fishing Programs while pursuing a college degree. Great to see the continued growth of the sport and additional opportunities for these anglers. These college fishing programs will allow these young men to travel around the country competing against many other talented college anglers and will also offset some of the costs associated with the travel and participation in these college tournaments. Best of all these young men will have an opportunity to earn a collegeRead More →

Jason Root Speaking

Big Thank You to Jason Root for taking the time this past weekend to meet with nearly twenty of our Hartley’s Hawgs Club Members. Also thanks to Fishermans Central for hosting us up at their Port Clinton store. Additionally big thank you to the Ike Foundation for providing some rod/reel combos to give to the kids attending the session! Jason shared his knowledge of fishing in Northern Ohio and elsewhere. He also engaged with the kids and had the kids pick some baits at the store so he could talk about those baits and the type of equipment and presentation methods with those different baits.Read More →

Several upcoming meetings for the Hartley’s Hawgs. This Sunday 1/23 former Hartley’s Hawgs member and great young angler Jeremy Reese will be speaking with the club. Next Sunday, 1/30 Rich Carter will be demonstrating some rod building techniques. In February we have the very energetic Charlie Hartley speaking with the club and also have an event up at Fishermans Central in Port Clinton with Jason Root speaking. Some pics were added to our Lunker Board page. Additions included the two biggest fish caught by Club Members during National Tournaments. 8# and 7# beasts. Here are the write-ups from those events: Juniors take 3rd in NationalRead More →

We now have schedules for our three major tournaments for 2022. OBF has set the Junior Championship for May 7, 2022 on O’Shaughnessy Lake (with Alum Creek as backup) and the High School Championship for July 17, 2022 on Sandusky Bay. For all the Tournament info goto our Tournaments page. These tournaments as well as upcoming meetings and other events are also on our Events Calendar. New this year you can subscribe to our Events Calendar on your Phone or Computer and as events are added or changed this information will be automatically pushed to your device. To subscribe scroll to the bottom of theRead More →

Happy 2022. We are gearing up to start some club activities in the coming weeks. The first order of business is to take care of Club Paperwork/Forms and Dues for the season. Dues for the season are $225 ($50 of which goes toward raffle). To simplify the forms for 2022 all have been placed on the website forms page and each form has been numbered #1 – 7 with a brief explanation of each form. #1-4 are required forms. #5-7 are only required if applicable. Download, print, and fillout these forms and bring to our next meeting on January 9, 2022. Regarding our next meeting;Read More →

Both MLF and BASS have released their 2022 HS Open Tournament Schedules. Great to see these organizations continuing to provide these opportunities for youth anglers. For a press release about the MLF High School Opens click here. For a press release about the BASS HS Opens click here. In addition the Student Angler Federation has posted information about the 2022 High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship. Information about this event can be found here. Hartley’s Hawgs has some meeting/events coming up. For more info visit our Event Calendar. If you did not receive emails about the upcoming meeting on 11/7/21 and have previouslyRead More →

Four member of the Hartley’s Hawgs travelled to Decatur Alabama to attend the 1st ever BASS HS Combine. This was a unique event that brought together College Fishing programs from around the country with perspective HS Anglers looking to continue fishing in college. The Boys were able to speak with coaches from several colleges and also participated in a skills competition as part of the event. Big shout out to BASS for organizing this event and continuing to grow youth bass fishing. Below are a few pictures from the event: Below are several links to Bassmaster with further information about the event. Meet the AnglersRead More →

The fundraiser raffle drawing was held at the conclusion of the 2021 Student Angler Federation Tournament held May 22, 2021 @ Delaware Lake. We’d like to thank all those who participated in the raffle to help us with this successful fundraiser. Without further ado, the winners are: Taking the 1st place prize of $500 was the Dill Family Taking the 2nd Prize of $250 was Corby Coon an employee at one of our great Sponsors Knox Marine. Corby graciously donated the winnings back to the club. Thanks Corby and all the great folks up at Knox Marine! Taking the 3rd Prize of $100 was BobRead More →

BASS announced the inaugural High School Combine. Sounds like a great opportunity to connect kids interested in pursuing College Bass Fishing with perspective colleges. Thanks to BASS for continuing to provide additional opportunities to youth anglers. To learn more click on below logo image:Read More →

Make sure that all sold Raffle tickets have been returned to Karl by Wednesday, May 19th. Drawing for our Fundraiser Raffle will be held Saturday May 22nd after the weigh-in for the Student Angler Federation High School tournament at Delaware Lake. For Directions to the Delaware Lake Marina see below: Google Map to Delaware Lake Marina For a fact sheet for the tourney to get an idea of the weigh-in schedule click here. We had a generous donation of baits to go out to club members at upcoming events. Thanks to Deryl for this kind donation to the club! For a picture of all theRead More →