More on Charlie Hartley

An early Christmas

Dec 6, 2011

I’m in Florida fishing Lake Okeechobee and I have to say I’m having the time of my life.

Snow & palm trees

Nov 30, 2011

Last week I mentioned the Thanksgiving tournament on Lake Cumberland. I didn’t do all that well but did I ever have a good time.

Got Tournaments?

Nov 23, 2011

I was messing around the other day — fishing, of course — when I ran into a fellow who reminded me about the Sunday tournaments on a local lake near my house, Deer Creek Reservoir. I’d fished them a time or two in the past and had a good time so I thought why not.

Grand Lake makes for a grand Classic

Nov 16, 2011

I was really excited to hear that Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees will be the site of our 2013 Bassmaster Classic.

Play to your strength

Nov 9, 2011

You always hear that you should play to your strength. It’s one of those things that we all acknowledge but often don’t put into practice.

Life’s short

Nov 2, 2011

I’m in Oklahoma prefishing on Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees for this year’s Fish and Chips combination tournament.

Working with Zona

Oct 26, 2011

I’m in Green Bay, Wis., this week filming a TV show with Mark Zona for his Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show. We’ll be targeting smallmouth bass in Lake Michigan near Washington Island.

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.

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