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 →

Our Jr National Champion team of Braden and Mikey were invited to this years 50th Bassmaster Classic for some of the pre-tourney festivities and also to participate in the High School Classic Exhibition Tournament to be held on Lay Lake in Alabama on Saturday, March 7, 2020. They will compete against other teams from across the nation and will get to weigh-in on the biggest stage of all at the Bassmaster Classic on Saturday. Here is an article about the event on Bassmaster: The weigh-in will be live streamed on and will eventually be part of ESPN’s Bassmaster Classic Coverage. Our Hawgs alsoRead More →

Added some posts from past tournaments to our website. All three of these post have videos including a couple with on the water action and fish catches! The on the water videos do a good job of giving you a taste of what youth tournament fishing is all about. Hopefully this helps you to beat the winter blues and gets you started thinking spring! 2016 High School BASS National Championship – The Hawgs took 8th in the nation. This post includes some on the water video as well as video from the final day weigh-in. 2017 BASS Nation State Championship – The video in thisRead More →

The 2020 Fishers of Men Ohio Ultimate Bass Challenge High School qualifier is scheduled on May 23rd, 2020 at Caesar Creek Lake. For information contact Al Evans at 937-869-4453 or This tournament will be run using the Major League Fishing format where all scoreable fish count toward your team’s total weight. Click here for complete rules and the entry/waiver form. For additional information on the Fishers of Men High School program click here. Great to see additional opportunities for youth anglers. Below is additional information on the Fishers of Men National tournament opportunity: The Fishers of Men National Championship will be held in conjunction with the SAFRead More →

Bassmaster recently posted the 2019 High School Championship to YouTube that aired over the summer on ESPN2. It is ~45 minute video that gives a great overview of the BASS High School Championship. And, our very own Hartley’s Hawgs National Championship Jr Team is featured at around 22 minutes into the video. Here is a post all about our Jr National Champs. Below is a the entire High School Championship Video produced by Bassmaster.Read More →

The Kokosing Valley Junior Anglers and the OSU Bass Club partnered to put on a fall tournament on Sunday, October 20, 2019 held at Alum Creek Lake. Several Hartley’s Hawgs teams participated in the event. The Hawgs took 1st and 3rd for the tournament and also claimed the big fish prize with a 4.09# largemouth. The fishing was tough that day with only 12 of 26 teams bringing fish to the scales. Congrats to Mason and Ian on their 1st place finish! The story behind the third place finishers and the winner of the big fish is a great reminder that, as Mike Iaconelli saidRead More →