Charlie Hartley

With a little help from your friends

Oct 22, 2014

Since the end of my season I’ve been fishing local circuits here in the Columbus, Ohio area. One of them is Hoover Reservoir. It’s small, covering just 2,800 acres, but it’s an example of two things that I’ve been watching happen over the years.

Let's talk fall topwater action

Oct 15, 2014

The fall topwater bite can be one of the most exciting experiences of your fishing life if you keep a few things in mind. Let’s begin by looking at the differences between the spring topwater bite and the fall topwater bite.

Lake Norman recap

Oct 8, 2014

The Lake Norman Open turned about as well as anyone could have hoped. The winner, Andy Montgomery, created a Classic spot for Cliff Prince. Both are Elite Series anglers.

Two weeks of perfect weather

Oct 1, 2014

I don’t know about the rest of the country but from Michigan on down through the Midwest the weather has been perfect for the past couple of weeks.

Fall bass fishing is great bass fishing

Sep 25, 2014

It’s fall. That means it’s time for my annual tribute to what might be the best time of all to be on the water trying to trick a creature that has a brain the size of a pea.

An outsider's view of Bays de Noc

Sep 20, 2014

After its week in a time capsule, we unearth Charlie Hartley's column to marvel at the foreshadowing, irony, and what-might-have-beens ...

The marvels of modern engineering

Sep 10, 2014

Those of you who follow the standings saw that I didn’t weigh a fish last week at Lake St. Clair. Ou

St. Clair: Big water, big stakes

Sep 3, 2014

This week is important. Held on famed Lake St. Clair, this will be the last of the 2014 Bass Pro Sho

We saw a Hack Attack in action last week

Aug 28, 2014

The Hack attack is a beautiful thing if you’re watching it from afar. It’s amazing in its intensity,

The view from Cayuga Lake

Aug 20, 2014

The weather at Cayuga Lake this week has been about as nice as it can get for an angler.

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