More on Charlie Hartley

More good memories

Apr 7, 2010

I fished the Good Friday tournament and did we ever have a ball. It was great. To be honest I'd forgotten how much fun it is to fish competitively just for the heck of it.

Good Friday, good memories

Mar 31, 2010

Indian Lake is the place where I once fished a tournament in which no keepers were caught. In all my years of fishing, involving hundreds and hundreds of tournaments, it's the only time I've seen everyone in a tournament blank.

I need more docks!

Mar 24, 2010

My dock strategy needs some serious adjusting. Don't get me wrong; I love to fish docks — pick them apart one cast at a time — but my fish haven't been holding up on them.

Clear Lake - It's extraordinary

Mar 17, 2010

Heavy swimbait tackle can be a problem for some of us. Coming from the Midwest I don't have much experience throwing big lures. We just don't do it in my neighborhood.

California dreamin'

Mar 10, 2010

I'm on the Delta practicing for the first 2010 Elite event. This place is something else. We haven't been here for a while. I'd forgotten what it was like.

Green shoots

Mar 3, 2010

I was at the Bass Pro Shops in Cincinnati and a couple of other tackle shops in the Midwest on behalf of Venom Lures. The crowds were extraordinary.

I owe my friends an apology

Feb 24, 2010

I need to apologize to my Ohio Federation Nation friends Jody Adkins, North Canton. They qualified for the Bassmaster Classic, and I forgot to put them on my fantasy team.

2010 Bassmaster Classic: Elite Series Picks

Feb 17, 2010

In this photo gallery, you'll find images of several Elite Series anglers who name their picks to perform well in the 2010 Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake near Birmingham, Alabama.

Head and heart picks

Feb 17, 2010

At the Classic qualifier level there isn't as much difference between these guys' fishing skills as you might think. Longtime competitors didn't get here by accident. You don't survive in this business if you can't fish.

Classic ruminations

Feb 10, 2010

Like most of you I've been thinking about the Classic. What I'd like to do over the next few weeks is talk about the venue, give you my thoughts about the anglers and then we'll see how I did.

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