I'm Wayne Hartsburg, tournament fisherman, outdoor enthusiast, and an all-around hoosier outdoorsman. This website is the home for updates on my tournaments, outdoor adventures, and musings on outdoor sports in general
I have a desire to maximize my time and ability in all the things I set out to do. Outdoor sports are no exception. My bet is that there are many who share this feeling. This is why I created this website. My goal is to share my thoughts, insights, interviews, and experiences with you, the reader, with the goal of helping you become a better fisherman and outdoorsman in general.
I've been married to my wonderful bride for a little over five years. We have two children, a boy and a girl, who are four and three respectively. Thankfully, my beloved wife has supported me in all I've done. I just want to give her a shout out from the start. God has blessed me beyond what I deserve.
Unsurprisingly, I am an avid outdoorsman. After landing my first 5+ pound bass at age seven and, fishing my first bass tournament & harvesting my first deer with a bow at age eleven, I was addicted. Twenty years later I'm still most at home on the woods and the water. I have a passion to fish bass tournaments, hunt, and to simply enjoy the outdoors whenever possible. This site is an extension of that passion.
While I personally reside here in Indiana, and most outdoorsmen whose experiences I will tap into call Indiana their home, my focus will be on ways to improve your skills wherever you reside. The seasonal changes may be Indiana-specific, but the techniques and patterns can be applied anywhere.
Please feel free to check out the gallery page of this site and follow along via our blog and home page. If you have any insights or would like to be interviewed (either via video or transcribed) please let me know and I will respond within 48-72 hours. Thank you and enjoy!