Hanging on to 48th to make the day 2 cut, Iaconelli clinched the 2006 Bassmaster Angler-of-the-Year title on day 3 with a 41st place finish at Table Rock. Ike came into the event with a 45 point lead over Steve Kennedy, 2006 Toyota Rookie of the Year. Iaconelli had stated after winning the 2003 Bassmaster Classic title, that his other primary goal was an Angler-of-the-Year title. After close finishes in 2004 and 2005, Ike...Continue Reading '2006 Bassmaster Angler-of-the-Year Mike Iaconelli'
Iaconelli finished 4th at the Bassmaster Capitol Clash on the Potomac River. Timing of the tournament may have affected the outcome, as many spectators were actually pre-fishing for a FLW Stren Series event which begins Wednesday August 16th. Iaconelli's win at last year's Chevy Open may have also made him a defacto favorite among those anglers. Iaconelli had day 2 and 3 weights over 16lbs., and his 4th place finish helped him maintain his...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Remains the Leader of the Bassmaster Angler of the Year Race'
12 lbs. a day just wasn't enough to make the cut at Champlain. Ike was in 50th position coming into day 2, but Ike came in with 12lb. 2oz., about a pound and a half from making the top 50 cut. This marks the lowest finish for Ike this Bassmaster Elite Series season, and the first time he didn't make the day 2 cut. In the Angler-of-the-Year points race, Dean Rojas (47th in Champlain...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Finishes 66th at Bassmaster Champions Choice on Lake Champlain'
Iaconelli closed the deal on his 4th top 10 finish this season at Lake Oneida this weekend. With over 60 lbs. in 4 days, Ike was in the center of a top 10 separated by only 5 lbs. His strong finish boosted him over 100 points in the Angler-of-the-Year race ahead of #2 Dean Rojas, who finished 38th at the Oneida event. The next two events may play to Ike's advantage. Champlain, like...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Finishes 6th and Extends Bassmaster Angler of the Year Points Lead'
While in Los Angeles for the Jimmy Kimmel show, Ike signed a deal with Fox Studios to create a movie, or series about his life. The project is currently under development, and Fox has several years to decide the direction, medium, casting, etc. Ike himself may or may not play a major roll in the project. Initially Ike will be a consultant for Fox Studios, but there may be room for more involvement as things...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Movie or Series to Be Created by Fox Studios'
Mike Iaconelli, who is currently leading the Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year points race, made his fourth consecutive top 12 Bassmaster tournament cut, including the Bassmaster Memorial. Ike is tied for 9th with 2 other anglers, and Dean Rojas (currently in 12th) is the only other angler in the top 5 in the AOY race. Ike trails leader Mike McClelland by over 20 lbs. McClelland's lead over second place is nearly...Continue Reading 'Ike in Bassmaster Top 12 for Fourth Straight Tournament'
Ike continued a streak of solid finishes with a 2nd place finish at the first Bassmaster Major, the Bassmaster Memorial tournament on Eagle Mountain Lake and Benbrook Lake in Fort Worth, TX. On day 3, Ike finished 3rd to make the cut to the final 6, and on day 4 earned $33,500 for his second place finish to unofficially surpass the $1 million mark in career BASS earnings. This was an invitation only event, with...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Finishes 2nd at Bassmaster Major and Passes $1 million in Earnings'
Mike Iaconelli leads the first Bassmaster Major, the Bassmaster Memorial, after the portion of the tournament fished on Eagle Mountain Lake. The last 2 days of the tournament, originally slated for Lake Worth, will be fished on Lake Benbrook. The remaining 12 anglers will fish a 6 hole course, similar to last year's Elite series finals. Iaconelli finished in the top 10 in every one of those events, including a 2nd place...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Leads First Bassmaster Major $250,000 Tournament'
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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...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Leads Angler of the Year Race in Bassmaster Elite Series'
Ike brought the biggest bag to the scale on Saturday. His 18lb. 2oz. limit moved him from 27th to 7th going into the final day. Ike finished 5th on Clark's Hill last year, after a disappointing final day. To secure a win this year, Ike will have to have an amazing last day. Almost 13lbs. stands between Ike and leader Davy Hite. Regardless of the conclusion of the Clark's Hill event, Ike...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Makes Final Cut at Bassmaster Elite Series Event on Clark's Hill'
Mike Iaconelli made another cut to fish Saturday at Clark's Hill. Iaconelli has made the cut to 50 in every elite series event this season. After winning at Guntersville, Ike has some ground to make up from 27th to make the cut to 12 after the weigh-in Saturday. Ike is slightly over 4lbs. behind 12th place Jared Lintner, and trails leader Davy Hite by over 15lbs. Making the cut also puts Iaconelli in...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Makes Cut at Bassmaster Elite Series Event on Clark's Hill'
At midday Iaconelli left his day 2 and 3 location to return to sight fishing. Iaconelli scraped out a limit with a finesse presentation, and squeaked past Alton Jones, by 2 ounces to win the BASS event on Lake Guntersville. The win comes with an end to the frustration of missing final cuts, a $100,000 paycheck, and a boost in the Angler of the Year points. Iaconelli is now 3rd in the points with...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Wins Citgo Bassmaster Elite Series Southern Challenge'
After day three, Iaconelli not only has the lead at Guntersville, and a chance to win the $100,000 prize money, he also stands to improve significantly in the Angler of the Year points. Iaconelli, Dean Rojas, and Takahiro Omori will all be fishing the final day, and all are in the top 10 for Angler of the Year. Iaconelli again brought one of the biggest bags to the scales on Saturday. Alton Jones, the...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Takes the Lead After Day 3 at Lake Guntersville'
Iaconelli caught the biggest stringer of the field of bass pros on day 2 at Lake Guntersville, AL. Ike "junk" fished post-spawn fish for a 22lb. + limit on day 2, which landed him in 3rd place going into day 3. Iaconelli is yet to make a final cut this season, though he's made the day 2 cut in every event. In fact, he's finished in the top 20 in every event, including 16th...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Moves into 3rd on Day 2 of BASS Event at Lake Guntersville'
In a tournament where Preston Clark broke the 4-day 5 bass/day record with 115lbs 15oz., and six anglers finished with over 100 lbs., it took over 39lbs. just to make the day 2 cut to 50 anglers. Iaconelli made the cut safely at 19th with 48lbs. 4 oz., with any impressive 27lb. 14oz. catch on day 2. Ike finished days 3 only 6 places out of the 12 angler cut, in a 3rd...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Hangs on to 5th in BASS Angler of the Year Race'
Iaconelli is starting this year's point race the way he ended last year, close to the cut. Iaconelli started this year with a 16th place finish at Amistad, and 13th at Sam Rayburn. He only missed the 12-man cut by 15oz. Greg Hackney went on to win the event, and consequently take the AOY points lead. Currently Iaconelli is 5th for AOY points, and 3rd in the Bassmaster Elite Series Power...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli 5th in BASS Angler of the Year Standings After 2nd Elite Series Event'
Iaconelli came to the scales on day 1 with over 30lbs. of fish, which landed him in 5th place. Day 2 was a "slower" day with nearly 20lbs., and a 2 day total of nearly 50lbs.. Tied for 11th with Kevin Van Dam, the pace appeared to be 25lbs./day to make the day 3 cut. Ike's total weight after day 3 was just under 70lbs., and just 4 places out of making...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Finishes 16th in Elite Series Event at Lake Amistad'
I want to publicly apologize to anyone I have offended by my recent actions during the 2006 Bassmaster Classic. As you know, I am a very passionate person. Sometimes my emotions get the best of me and that is exactly what happened. After finding several of my fish dying, I handled this crisis in the wrong way. I wish I could take back my actions but, I am human and I made a mistake. ...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli on 2006 Bassmaster Classic'