Topics: Charlie Hartley

New York, New York

Jul 31, 2013

Most of us think about New York City when someone mentions New York. That’s the natural thing to do. But that’s not all there is to this wonderful state. Much of it is rural and isolated, a paradise for hunters and anglers.


Jul 24, 2013

We all take kids fishing from time to time. It’s special, but not unusual. Some of the kids are just out fishing for the day but others are really into the sport. You can tell the difference almost as soon as they get in the boat. And so it was with Sully Jeter.

A true fish story

Jul 17, 2013

I was fishing this past weekend on Lake St. Clair getting ready for our last Elite Series event of the season when something happened that I’ll never forget.

Smallmouth X 4

Jul 10, 2013

Every year at this time I review what the rest of the season will look like - this year it’s all about smallmouth bass.

A wild ride on the St. Lawrence?

Jul 3, 2013

Tracey and I are up in Waddington, N.Y., on a short vacation. I’m also using the time to get a quick look at the St. Lawrence River before it goes off-limits.

The emotional roller coaster of pro bass fishing

Jun 26, 2013

I’ve always said that the emotional ride of professional tournament fishing is worth the price of admission many times over.

Backup plans

Jun 19, 2013

Every Elite Series angler you talk to will tell you about the importance of having a backup plan. Usually they’re talking about a pattern on a tournament lake or an alternative way to catch fish.

River bass and tidal waters

Jun 12, 2013

I’m over on the James River getting ready for the Open that starts tomorrow.

Bass fishing: Back to basics

Jun 5, 2013

I had an experience last weekend that reminded me of why I love the sport of fishing so much.

An early look at Lake St. Clair

May 29, 2013

I spent this past weekend on Lake St. Clair. It’s one of the great fisheries in the country ...