Iaconelli Leads Angler of the Year Race in Bassmaster Elite Series
So far, Ike has finished in the top 20 in absolutely every Elite Series tournament this year. Though he's never won Angler-of-the-Year, he went into last year's final regular season event in 2nd place behind Marty Stone (Aaron Martens ultimately won the 2005 title). Ike also led the Elite Series points last year after the second event in last year's four event Elite 50 series (A title received for a second straight year by Kevin VanDam after winning the last 2 events).
In a recent article by Tim Tucker for Bassmaster Ike talks about events leading up to the 2006 Bassmaster Classic incident, as well as what he learned from the experience, and how that's making him a better angler now.