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 →

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 →

The Hartley’s Hawgs sent one team to compete for the BASS Jr. National Championship in Tennessee to compete against over 60 teams from all across the country. The duo of Brooks and Grant did a great job and finished 3rd in the nation and brought in the big bass for the event with an 8#-1oz Hawg! Way to go boys! Brooks and Grant qualified for the event through the Ohio Bass Nation State Championship held earlier in the year. Bassmaster has some great coverage from the event with a link to the overall tournament coverage for the event here. Here is a great video justRead More →

Three Hartley’s Hawgs Teams travelled to Michigan to compete in the MLF High School Open held on August 21, 2021 and launching from the Detroit River. The tournament was open to Lake St Clair, the Detroit River and Lake Erie and our teams fished all three of these waters looking for quality fish. Each duo brought in a five fish limit and from post tournament reports were catching good numbers. The winning team from NW Ohio weighed in a very solid bag of 24#-6 oz. Thanks to MLF High School for putting on this event and all the volunteer boat captains for getting the kidsRead More →

The 2021 Ohio High School Fishers of Men Team Trail held its first tournament (of two) on August 14 at Delaware Lake. This tourney was setup using an MLF style format where every fish over 1# was scoreable. Delaware fished tough but 7 of the 10 teams competing were able to weigh scoreable fish. Several Hartley’s Hawgs teams competed in this event. Congrats to the winning Hawgs duo of Ryan and Joe! Perspective new Hawgs member Will weighed in the Big Bass of the Tourney. Way to go fishing some tough conditions! For a full writeup from the event click here. The next Fishers ofRead More →

The Ohio Bass Nation HS Team Trail wrapped up with the 4th tourney of 4 for the season at Delaware Lake on August 7, 2021. It was a hot day and several teams struggled to get on fish. The hawgs duo of Brett and Dylan took 2nd place for the day bringing 4 fish to the scales. Also, the overall team trail was decided and the Hawgs Duo of Nathan and Braden took home the overall victory finishing with a total of 792 points out of a possible 800. Thanks to Ohio Bass Nation for putting on this event and to all the volunteer boatRead More →

The Hawgs sent the Duo of Braden and Nathan to compete in the Bassmaster High School National Championship held on Lake Chickamauga. The Tourney was held July 29-31, 2021 with three days of practice ahead of the tourney days. The hottest weather of the summer was happening in the Tennessee valley during the tourney with temperatures pushing 95 and 110 heat index nearly every day there. Days one and two of the tourney included the entire field of over 300 boats with the field cut down to 12 teams competing on championship saturday. The tournament was setup as a 3-fish limit tourney to help reduceRead More →


The Hartley’s Hawgs Team of Nathan and Brett placed 10th out of 398 teams in 2021 World Championship and 10th out of 236 teams in the 2021 National Championship. This event was put on by the Student Angler Federation and is a unique dual-format event as described in the Tournament Flowchart. As a result of their finish, Nathan and Brett won $68k in scholarship offers! The Hawgs had three teams travel down to Anderson, South Carolina to compete in the event. All three teams did a great job and represented the Hartley’s Hawgs very well and showed how strong Central Ohio Youth Fishing is. BradenRead More →