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Addicted: The Charlie Hartley story

Updated: September 25, 2009, 10:06 AM ET
By Ed Harp | Bassmaster.com

Bassmaster Elite Series angler Charlie Hartley has a serious addiction. He can't stop bass fishing. Even worse, he doesn't want treatment. The man's not the slightest bit interested in any 12-step program for recovering fishaholics. He's happy being hopeless.

"My mother had a very addictive personality. Maybe it's her fault," he laughs. "I don't know. But I can't really quarrel with words like addicted or obsessed. I suppose that's what I am. There's nothing — and I do mean nothing ...

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