Edison, New Jersey at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center Saturday, January 11th Speakers and Topics: Pete Gluszek #1. Ultra Shallow Tactics #2. The Carolina Rig Fred Roumbanis #1. Swim Jigs #2. Wake’n & Crank’n Davy Hite #1. Pre-Fishing From Clubs to the Classic #2. Flippin’ & Pitchin’, Deep to Shallow Sunday, January 12th Speakers and Topics: Mike Iaconelli #1 Finesse Plastics #2 Locating and Catching Bass with Crankbaits Adrian Avena #1. Fishing with an Open Mind #2. Swimbaits for ALL Seasons Gerald Swindle #1. Simplicity of...Continue Reading 'Bass University Edison, NJ and Raleigh, NC Speakers and Topics'
October 9, 2013 - HullSpeed® Performance Marine Coatings has joined The Bass University team for 2014 and 2015. One of the primary objectives of The Bass University is to expose anglers to the most cutting edge techniques, tips, and products available. HullSpeed's advanced hull coating technology is a perfect fit for The Bass University program. "I'm super excited that HullSpeed will be joining The Bass University as an official sponsor!" says Mike...Continue Reading 'The Bass University is Proud to Announce a Partnership with HullSpeed'
As Mike stated in his article Classic quest: Never give up! on 8/27/13, "Actually I think I have a shot. I'm not going to say that itâ€™s a guarantee or anything but I have a shot. I'm not just saying that. I honestly believe it. There's one Northern Open left, two Central Opens and the Wildcard. I'm especially excited about the upcoming Open on Lake Erie out of Sandusky, Ohio." Mike's hunch was...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Wins Northern Open on Lake Erie, He's Going to the Bassmaster Classic'
Early-Bird Discount for Niagara Falls Registrations- 25% Off!! New Class Location Added- The Bass University's bass fishing educational classes, taught by six of the top pro anglers in bass fishing, are coming to Niagara Falls, New York. Classes will be at the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls on January 25th and 26th, 2014. The Bass University is offering a limited-time 25% discount off...Continue Reading 'Bass University Adds Niagara Falls, NY to 2014 Schedule!'
The Bass University returns to New Jersey! Early-Bird Discount for NJ Registrations- 25% Off!! Just added - The Bass University's instructional bass fishing class will be at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show at the New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center (Raritan Center Expo Hall) in Edison, New Jersey on January 11th and 12th, 2014. "Outdoor Sports Group is extremely honored to host The Bass University at the Garden State Outdoor Sports Show" says Rick...Continue Reading 'New Jersey Bass University Early Registration Discount'
162 professionals competed last week at Oneida Lake, NY at the second 2013 Bass Pro Shops Northern Open. Mike Iaconelli, who has a history of crushing big smallies (see results below), was coming in off a couple of reasonable Elite Series finishes and a 3rd place Northern finish at the first Northern Open on the James River. Iaconelli Oneida Career Highlights 2006 BASS Empire Chase 6th place2007 Bassmaster Memorial 10th place2008 Champions Choice 3rd place2011 Northern...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Finishes 6th on Oneida and Leads Northern Open Division'
During practice for the Bassmaster Northern Open #1 on the James River Randy Howell improved his fuel economy by 13%. During a 60 mile run with Brent Chapman who also runs a 2013 Triton 21hp, Howell saw considerable fuel economy improvements over Chapman. Both were running the same prop, same engine with full fuel tanks, and had similar gear and weight in the boats. After re-fueling, Randy had used 34.5...Continue Reading 'Randy Howell Improves Fuel Economy by 13% with HullSpeed'
After finishing 36th at the Bull Shoals Elite Series tournament, Iaconelli rebounded with an 8th place tournament finish at the Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Open on the Red River. With that strong finish, Iaconelli goes into back-to-back Elite series events with much needed confidence, positive attitude and veracious appetite for catching a livewell full of big bass. With little practice after Bull Shoals, Iaconelli reported, "just trying to fish the moment", focusing on catching...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Finishes 8th At the Red River Central Open'
After Mike Iaconelliâ€™s recent crash on the Sabine River, TX, everyone was thankful both he and his marshal were unharmed. The end result was a two ton bass boat parked on the bank of the Sabine River on and amongst a variety of mature and maturing trees. This occurred when the boat struck a submerged log at 40 mph launched the boat onto the bank. In January of this year Iaconelliâ€™s 2013 Basscat Puma FTD was...Continue Reading 'A Boat Crash that Could Have Been a Lot Worse'
The Bass University is excited to announce the first location on the 2014 schedule, which will be in Raleigh, North Carolina! TBU will be at the Raleigh Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo located at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds on January 11th and 12th, 2014. All Bass University students will also receive a free pass to the Raleigh Bass Expo. 2013 Bassmaster Classic Qualifier and BASS Northern Open Champion Pete Gluszek...Continue Reading 'Raleigh, NC 2014 Bass University Advanced Tickets 25% Off'
Fishidy, a map-based social network for anglers, will begin its first in a series of online chats hosted on Fishidy where the general public will be able to chat online, in real-time with BASS Elite Series angler and 2003 Bassmaster Classic champion, Mike Iaconelli. Amateur tournament anglers and weekend warriors alike will have the chance to pick the brain of one of the most successful and well-known pro anglers in the country. The...Continue Reading 'Get the Chance to Chat with Mike Iaconelli at Fishidy'
While navigating the Sabine River, sources tell BASS that Mike Iaconelli hit something in the water. He then lost control of the boat and ended up trailoring his boat by way of the partially-submerged saplings and an accomodating river bank. Apparently Mike took the "Let's Go Places" slogan too seriously and tried to take himself, his marshal, and his BassCat/Yamaha rig places only his Toyota should go. BASS reports that Mike and his marshal...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Boat Wreck on Tournament Day 2'
Tackle Warehouse is proud to announce that Mike Iaconelli is the newest member of the Tackle Warehouse pro staff. "For years many pro anglers, including myself, have used Tackle Warehouse to get the best bass fishing gear around. Especially in tournament situations when you need something special and you need it shipped in a hurry, there is no one better place than Tackle Warehouse." Mike Iaconelli "We are extremely excited to welcome Mike to the Tackle Warehouse...Continue Reading 'Mike Iaconelli Newest Member of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Staff'
Mike Iaconelli started the first arctic tournament fishing day of the Bassmaster Classic catching a flurry of bass in the first couple of hours, then moved around, boating another good keeper late in the day. Mike indicated that he was fishing a jerk bait, like most of the field, along with an additional finesse technique to land 21.5lbs. and share the lead with Cliff Pace after day 1. Tournament day 2 yielded trolling motor...Continue Reading 'Iaconelli Finishes 4th in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic'
Fishing Pro Mike Iaconelli signs Fishidy.com sponsorship with national photo contest. Madison, WI (Feb. 21, 2013) - Fishidy.com, a map-based fishing social network and mobile app, is now an official sponsor of Mike Iaconelli - BASS Elite Series angler, 2003 Bassmaster Classic champion, and one of the most successful and well-known pro anglers in the country. The partnership includes multiple elements such as an exclusive "Ike Fishing Log", available only to Fishidy.com users, which...Continue Reading 'Ike Supports The Most Valuable Fishing Maps and Apps'
Madison, WI (Jan. 22, 2013) - Fishidy.com, the premier map-based resource for anglers, has become an official sponsor of one of the most well known educational fishing programs in the country, The Bass University. As a sponsor of the two-day program, hosted by two of fishing's top anglers Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek and including numerous professional anglers as guest speakers, Fishidy.com will join a growing list of industry leaders who recognize the...Continue Reading 'Fishidy.com Announces Official Bass University Sponsorship'
Tuesday, January 15th, Mike "Ike" Iaconelli participated in a real-time discussion with fans on twitter. Mike fielded questions about his fishing career past, present and future. You can view the entire 10 page transcript from the Twitter event at BASS Article : How Ike 'broke' Twitter...Continue Reading 'Ike Reaches Twitter Limit Answering Fan Questions'
Bass Nation Club Affiliates, I am pleased to announce that Mike Iaconelli has once again agreed to participate in a "Night With Ike" for our young anglers of New Jersey. Mike will be signing autographs, taking pictures with our youngsters, and sharing some of his amazing techniques and knowledge on the sport of Bass Fishing and his career. This will take place on Friday January 11th from 7pm to 9pm at the Sportsmens Center in Bordentown NJ where...Continue Reading 'Night With Ike for New Jersey Youth Anglers'
For Immediate Release - January 3rd, 2013 The Bass University is ready to roll in 2013 with a loaded instructor line-up featuring top professional anglers! Bass Universityâ€™s instructors will be sharing tips, tricks, and techniques about their fishing strengths that have made them successful professional anglers. The first event in Frankfort, Kentucky is right around the corner, so register now to reserve your seat and join the Bass U class of 2013! Bass...Continue Reading 'Bass University/ Instructor Topics for Frankfort, KY'