More on Charlie Hartley

Polar Opposites

Nov 21, 2012

Late last week I spent a couple of days on Lake Erie with my friend, Hawg Head. We had our annual deep water bladebait contest.

King of the Elite big bass hunters

Nov 19, 2012

There's a new king when it comes to catching big fish in the Bassmaster Elite Series, and his name is ...

Throw the dog a bone: Part 2

Nov 14, 2012

The story I want to tell today happened on Clear Lake when we were there for the first time. I knew very little about the lake except that it had a good population of decent sized largemouth. At first I thought my practice was going fairly well.

Throw the dog a bone, Part 1

Nov 7, 2012

This week, and the next, we’ll talk a little about how two of the better known anglers in the Elite Series have helped me lately.

Elite anglers and their theme songs

Nov 3, 2012

Every Elite Series angler gets to pick a favorite song that plays during the weigh-in. Find out which songs get your favorite anglers pumped.

Two sides to Mother Nature

Oct 31, 2012

Let me start this week’s column out by expressing my sorrow at what’s happened along our East Coast.

Bass fishing: It’ll drive you crazy

Oct 24, 2012

This is a sport that’ll drive you crazy. The smallest things will make all the difference in the world.

Will 2013 be the year of the Hawk?

Oct 17, 2012

California's Kevin Hawk just won the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Opens points title and an invitation to join the Elite Series.

The Classic Wild Card decision

Oct 10, 2012

B.A.S.S. announced yesterday that starting next year there will be another route to the Bassmaster Classic for those anglers who fish the Elites or all the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens in one division and didn’t otherwise qualify. I couldn’t be happier!

Southern Open No. 3 launch

Oct 4, 2012

See photos from the launch of the third and final Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lewis Smith Lake in Alabama.

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