Topics: Charlie Hartley

Hard work makes for success

Feb 5, 2014

This week I want to address a serious subject. It’s the idea that success as a professional bass angler is somehow the result of luck or good fortune. That’s almost always nonsense.

Big Head Ned

Jan 29, 2014

I dedicate this week’s column to all the gullible fish out there. I’m talking about the ones that let me catch them — over and over, day after day. They’re clueless, and they’re my friends. I will forever reserve a place in my heart for them.

Let’s talk Florida bass

Jan 22, 2014

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about Florida bass fishing. Some anglers are saying the bite isn’t as good as it once was while others lament that they wish it was like it was 40 years ago.

Looking towards the Southern Open

Jan 15, 2014

We’re a week away from the first Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Southern Open of 2014.

Good isn't good enough, not anymore

Jan 8, 2014

This week I want to write about something I saw last week that I believe is affecting, and will continue to affect, out sport. That is its growing popularity. When I did the math from Lake Okeechobee over the weekend I realized that there were over 400 boats fishing various tournaments.

A new year, a new beginning

Jan 1, 2014

It’s the first day of a new year. It’s one of my most favorite times because it signals that in the fishing world everything that’s gone before is over. From here on out everything will be fresh and new.

Plastic baits and change

Dec 25, 2013

It’s Christmas Day. I hope Santa Clause was good to everyone, and to those you care about. That’s important, you know. And, I hope everyone takes a minute or two — actually, we should all take a lot more time than that — to reflect of the real meaning of Christmas.

It’s all about marrying well

Dec 18, 2013

OK guys, here goes some free, unsolicited advice: Marry well, especially if you want to be a B.A.S.S. pro.

A short pause in the action

Dec 11, 2013

I’m writing this one a little early so I don’t know who won the Bassmaster Classic Wild Card. We do know who didn’t, however. That would be me.

The Wild Card: It could be interesting

Dec 4, 2013

The results from this week’s Bassmaster Classic Wild Card presented by Star Tron could create a really unique Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville next February.

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