Michael Iaconelli has held the lead twice before in Bassmaster tournaments on Lake Guntersville. But both times, Iaconelli failed to collect a win.
Ike details his down-to-the-wire performance on Lake Guntersville.
CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville, Bassmaster.com asked Jones to detail his practice and tournament.
"The Majors are the way we need to go to increase exposure for the sport ... everything is headed in the right direction," said Rick Clunn, a 29-time Classic qualifier.
The locals anglers at Eagle Mountain Lake predict who they think will find the fish.
"It had the right ingredients. It had some deep water and it had some shallow water with lots of cover. I just made a pass through there with a little water movement."
Several of the final few anglers who came to the scales during the second day of this Major championship reversed that trend. And there were some of the sport's biggest names among them.
Kevin VanDam's name is added to the already impressive list of anglers committing to the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series.
Mark Rogers, not yet a household name, is taking a gamble signing on to participate in the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series.
Tim Horton has committed to fishing the 2006 CITGO Bassmaster Elite Series.