Charlie Hartley

Traveling and fishing has its challenges, part 2

May 14, 2014

In between all of this, Tommy Biffle was offering to help. And, while he was making his offers he was also telling me gruesome tales of fishing injuries he had seen over the years.

Traveling and fishing around our country has its challenges

May 8, 2014

I’ll tell you my story of traveling and fishing last week. Perhaps it’ll give you some encouragement when things don’t exactly go your way on your next fishing trip.

Toledo Bend’s going to be a fun event

Apr 30, 2014

This is going to be a fun week. The water’s up, it’s warm, the lake is full of grass and the bass are biting everywhere on Toledo Bend.

Let’s look at Chickamauga Lake

Apr 23, 2014

We have an Elite Series tournament coming up in June on Chickamauga Lake out of Dayton, Tennessee. I was down there looking around a couple of weeks ago and what I found absolutely took my breath away.

On Mike McClelland

Apr 16, 2014

Every now and again I like to use this column to talk about one of the other anglers fishing the Elite Series. This week we’re going to take a look at Mike McClelland.

Three weeks off?

Apr 9, 2014

I’m a little disappointed in my performance at Table Rock. It’s one thing not to do well. It’s another to make silly mistakes and do things you know not to do. You can live with the former, but the latter is a killer.

Table Rock is not just another tournament

Apr 2, 2014

This week’s Elite Series tournament is a little different from what we’ve been doing. For one thing, it’s away from Florida. Grass and pads don’t count for much on Table Rock.

Random thoughts after the St. Johns River

Mar 26, 2014

The first two Elite events are in the bag. They were good ones, too.

It’s better to work weekends

Mar 19, 2014

Things went well for me on Lake Seminole. Not only did I catch bass, and make both cuts all the way through Sunday, but I also made good decisions under the pressure of a serious tournament.

Things make sense to me in the spring

Mar 12, 2014

Spring is my favorite time of the year. It’s not only the rebirth of nature after the winter but it’s also the time when bass fishing makes the most sense to me.

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