Based on his BASS Angler-of-the-year award in 2006, 7 BASS top ten finishes in 12 months, and a ton-and-a-half of bass hauled in during his professional career credentials, ESPN has nominated Mike Iaconelli for their 2007 Best Outdoor Athlete award. To vote for Mike, and cast your vote for other ESPY award categories, visit the 2007 ESPY Award Voting Website....Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Nominated for 2007 ESPY for Outdoor Athlete'
Ike started off his repeat for Angler of the Year bid with a 2nd place finish at the season's first event. On stage Mike recounted that he won his second event as a rookie, and also hoped it would help jump-start the early career of rookie winner Derek Remitz. Ike caught over 100lbs. of bass over the 4 day event. Only 4 others in the event, and only a handful of anglers have ever...Continue Reading 'Ike Finishes 2nd at Bassmaster Battle on the Border'
Today the field was cut to the top 50. Iaconelli moved into 4th, with a solid bag of 24lbs. 8oz. After Saturday's weigh-in the field will be cut again to the top 12. Ike is currently less than a pound behind day 1 and 2 leader Steve Kennedy. Many believe that by Sunday hosts of fish could move up onto beds, resulting in more plentiful 30lb. bags. Ike said on Friday that he'd been...Continue Reading 'Ike Moves Up to 4th Place at Bassmaster Elite Series Event'
There's something to be said for a lake that takes 27lbs. 9oz. to be in 9th place after day 1. The Bassmaster Battle on the Border began on Lake Amistad in Del Rio Texas on March 8th. 4 anglers had bags over 30lbs., and though Ike is near the top, he's unbelievably 9lbs. behind leader Steve Kennedy. The field will be cut to the top 50 after tomorrow's weigh-in. The photo to the left was...Continue Reading 'Ike in Top Ten at Bassmaster Elite Series Event on Lake Amistad'
Ike made the day 2 cut in 15th place with a consistent day 1 and 2 performance. On day 3, Ike found fish, they just weren't the right fish. Ike's best 5 only managed 7lbs. 3oz. on day 3, which landed him in 23rd place in the final standings. Mike will begin defending his Angler-of-the-Year title at the Battle on the Border. This is the first points event of the 2007 Bassmaster season....Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Finishes 23rd in 2007 Bassmaster Classic'
Mike weighed in early Friday, sporting a new charcoal flame jersey, which Toyota trucks taking center stage. Mike's new jersey also featured Mountain Dew for 2007. Though all the competitors in the 37th Bassmaster Classic are using matching Triton Tr21-x boats, Ike will be riding a Bass Cat for the 2007 season. Mike managed 13lbs. 9oz. on the first day, and sits well in the better half of anglers. After day 2, the...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli at Bassmaster Classic 37 on Day 1 at Lay Lake'
The online Mike Iaconelli Fan Club started in January of 2007. There has been an enormous response, and a number of interesting questions about Mike's bass fishing, products, appearances, and tournaments. On January 31st, Mike answered several of those questions. Also, the flan club has a moderator who answers questions on an ongoing basis. To see the first round of Mike Iaconelli fan club responses, Sign Up Today, it's cost free,...Continue Reading 'Ike Answers Fans' Bass Fishing Questions in Iaconelli Fan Club'