This past weekend several current and perspective future Hawgs members participated in a pond Tourney in Urbana. Weather was warm but the winds were whipping. Despite the winds still had several nice fish caught and several kids walking away with some nice prizes. Thanks to Al Evan and all the other volunteers who organized and ran this event. Below are some pictures from the event. Keep an eye out for upcoming notifications for events as we firm up our roster for the upcoming fishing season. Enjoy the nice fall days.Read More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs had a nice contingent of teams travel up to Sandusky for the MLF High School Open held on Saturday, 9-10-2022. It was a large field of 40 teams that took on Lake Erie. All of the Hawgs Teams brought fish to the scales with our best finishing team placing 8th. Congrats to Mason and Ryan and to all the Teams that competed. Big thanks to the Boat Captains and Parents that make this happen. Here is a writeup about the event from the Major League Fishing Website. Below are some pictures from the event. Click on one of the Photos to seeRead More →

The Hartley Hawgs had two teams competing at the 2022 BassMaster High School National Championship during the week of August 8 – August 13 on Lake Hartwell located on the South Carolina and Georgia border. The Team of Jake and Drew earned their spot by placing 2nd at the 2022 BASS Ohio State Championship. The Team of Nathan and Braden earned their spot by qualifying thru the BassMaster Open held on Lewis Smith Lake earlier this year. For a mid-August tourney down south the weather was pleasant for the majority of the week. Both Teams brought fish to the scales with Nathan and Braden placingRead More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs just had two different Junior Teams compete in National Championship Tournaments. The team of Archer and Hayden had a great tournament at the BASS Junior National Championship and placed 8th out of a field of junior anglers from all over the country. Way to go Boys! The BASS Junior National Championship was held on Carroll County 1000 Acre Lake near Huntingdon Tennessee on July 29-30, 2022. The Hawgs also sent a team to compete in the TBF Junior World Championship being held on Kentucky Lake out of Paris Tennessee on July 26 – 29, 2022. The duo of Brooks and Grant grindedRead More →

The Hartley’s Hawgs duo of Dylan and Andrew brought home the 2022 OBF HS State championship to the club with a nice 5 five fish limit of 16.56 pounds! Congrats Boys! It was an overcast stormy day but the fish didn’t seem to mind as Hawgs Teams brought several nice bags to the scales. The Team of Jake & Drew took home the Big Bass Honors for the tourney with a nice 4.75# largemouth! Nathan and Braden weighed five for 14.22# to earn the 5th place prize. We had several other Hawgs Teams very near the top of leaderboard as well. Great job to allRead More →

Four Hawgs teams traveled south to Pickwick Lake in Florence Alabama to compete in the 13th Annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship presented by the Student Angler Federation held the week of June 19 – 25, 2022. This event is setup in a unique format and is two tournaments in one. Daily bag limit was three fish per team to put less stress on the fish during the hot summer weather. The Tournament Format is explained at the following page. It was a hot week in Northern Alabama with daily highs near/above 95 and a couple days with highs flirting with 100Read More →

Five Teams from the Hartley’s Hawgs travelled south to fish the Ohio River in search of the SAF State championship. It was a beautiful summer day and four of the five teams were able to bring fish back to the scales. The top two teams from this tournament qualified for the upcoming SAF National Championship. While the Hawgs fell just short of a top two finish the teams fished hard on a very tough body of water. The Hawgs were led by the team of Mike and Rees with a 5th place finish and only being 4 ounces out of the top spot in aRead More →

OBF Junior State Championship

Several Teams from the Hartley’s Hawgs competed in the recent Ohio Bass Federation Junior State Championship on May 7, 2022. The event was originally scheduled to be held on O’Shaugnessy Reservoir but the location was moved to Alum Creek Lake due to heavy rains in the days preceding the event causing unsafe and tough fishing conditions on O’Shaugnessy. It proved to be a pretty tough fishing day for all the junior teams on Alum Creek as well. The Hawgs team of Brooks and Grant were able to grind it out and brought in the winning bag of fish. Thanks to all the Boat Captains forRead More →

Getting Ready to Weigh-in

The Hartley’s Hawgs competed in the 2022 Ohio Bass Nation State Championship. This was a two day tournament for both High School and Junior teams held 4/30/22 and 5/1/22 on Rocky Fork Lake. The Duo of Archer and Hayden took home the win in the Junior Division! The Team of Jake and Drew were 2nd in the High School Division. Both teams earned a spot in the 2022 BASS National Championship. Great Job to those two teams and to all the Hartley’s Hawgs that competed in this event. Thanks to all the volunteer boat captains and to Ohio Bass Nation for putting on this event.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 →