More on Charlie Hartley

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.

Congrats & Erie practice

Aug 17, 2011

This week we’ll talk about practice time and some of the factors we should consider when we’re planning for a tournament.

Fishing is a wide ranging sport

Aug 10, 2011

There was a time when I had the attitude that fishing was about catching fish, and that black bass were the only real adversary worth pursuing.

In praise of co-anglers

Aug 3, 2011

I love our Marshal Program. Fishing at the Elite level without having to share your fish is a dream come true for most of us.

Feeling fish drunk

Jul 27, 2011

I’m over on Lake Ontario, and I’m catching smallies to the point where I feel fish drunk. It’s unbelievable.

Erie’s hot!

Jul 20, 2011

Last weekend was a big deal for me. I made my inaugural Lake Erie trip of the year and caught my first 5-pound smallie. I have to say that of all the places I’ve fished Lake Erie is probably my favorite.

A pretty good week

Jul 13, 2011

Things went my way on the James River last week. I had a respectable finish and did something I haven’t done for awhile.

Big bites: Rare, random or reliable?

Jul 8, 2011

While the competitors fishing Day Two of the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open may have the opportunity to catch quality fish today, it’s all but a steel trap lock that no 10-pounders will be weighed in.

On James River, it pays to watch your watch

Jul 7, 2011

The bass of the James aren’t tall and they don’t need a lot of headroom either, so super-shallow water is key.

Major league talent descends on the James River

Jul 7, 2011

For some competitors the Opens are a steppingstone to the Elite Series, but anyone who thinks this week’s event on the James River is a Triple-A level affair is sorely mistaken.

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