Iaconelli Elite Series Mississippi River Tournament Recap Bass Fishing Video
Mike Iaconelli talks about what he fished in the Mississippi Elite Series bass fishing tournament. The river is known for backwaters and bass fishing. For the weeds, Iaconelli fished two baits, a Spro Poppin' Frog (which Ike likes in more open water conditions). Ike fished the frog on 65lb. Spiderwire braided line on a 7'6" Veritas Med/Hvy casting rod and very fast 7.9:1 Abu Garcia REVO MGX Casting Reel. Mike was more successful on a Black and Blue Dirty Jigs Finesse Swim Jig. The real key to this bait was the Berkley Havoc Subwoofer, which Iaconelli helped design. Ike also fished the jig on 65lb. Spiderwire braided line on a 7'6" Med Hvy Villain Rod and 7.9:1 Abu Garcia REVO MGX Casting Reel. At the end of the day, Ike would try to catch a bonus smallmouth in the rocks. For the shallow eddies, Ike fished a Rapala DT Fat 1 in the demon color with 15lb. Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon on a 7' Med Veritas Winch Cranking Rod and Abu Garcia Revo Premier 6.4:1 Reel. For deeper rock eddies, Ike used a Rapala DT 6 in Ike's Custom Ink Color Blue Back Herring. To maximize depth, Mike fished it with 12lb. Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon on the same 7' Med Veritas Winch Cranking Rod and Abu Garcia Revo Premier 6.4:1 Reel.