More on Charlie Hartley

Mom had a penchant for nicknames

Oct 19, 2011

As the year winds down, I’ve been thinking about some things. One of them is my name. I know that sounds crazy but it enters my mind from time to time, especially at this time of the year.

Something Different

Oct 12, 2011

I have a tournament coming up on a lake with lots of grass. I wanted to practice but the lake is off-limits so I thought I’d go to Erie and fish some of the grassy bays.

Drift sock basics

Oct 5, 2011

When the wind or current is up and you’re spending more time trying to control your boat than you are fishing, consider using a drift sock.

Let it blow, let it blow, let it blow

Sep 28, 2011

Let’s talk about the tournament. Oneida was good to me. I missed the cut by 2 ounces. More importantly, after some self-analysis — much of it through this column — I’m making better decisions.

To be Elite

Sep 27, 2011

Five more anglers have earned 2012 Bassmaster Elite Series entries.

A tribute to the service crews

Sep 21, 2011

I’m still in New York. The fish are moving quickly into their fall patterns, and I’m thinking Oneida will be an interesting tournament.

Turtlenecks, wool socks & long johns

Sep 14, 2011

I’m up on Lake Champlain in New York chasing smallmouth. It’s a great time of the year to do that.

Brown bass and topwater baits

Sep 7, 2011

I have to tell you that I got my nerve up and fished my beloved Tuesday Night Tournament last week. I didn’t get in too much trouble for doing that, either. And I won!

It’s all about making good decisions

Aug 31, 2011

I’ve been thinking about things over the last few days and I have to tell you I’m kind of proud of myself.

An interesting day on the lake

Aug 24, 2011

My first catch in practice was in the exact same spot where I caught my first Lake Erie smallmouth as a kid.

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