Tonight will be the second episode of Ike Live! Our new Classic champion, Randy Howell, will be a phone guest beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Randy Howell is our new Classic champion. I know it was a photo finish, that he came from behind, had huge sacks of fish and that he’s a really nice guy with a really nice family. But that’s not the story I want to tell.
I guess today shouldn’t surprise me. I had a tough practice and I had a tough first day at the 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro.
Iaconelli spells out three things this year's champ will need to win.
Sometimes you don’t see the whole picture, because there isn’t one.
I can summarize things by saying that this is Classic number 15 for me and I’ve never had a practice this bad. Seriously, this is the worse one ever. It’s bad. There are no two ways around it.
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that you have to fish the moment. The guys who win tournaments do that.
The 2014 GEICO Bassmaster Classic is my first priority. At the same time, though, I have to pay attention to the gear I’ll need once the Elite Series starts. I won’t be going home for a while so I’ll need to take most of what I’ll need with me.
OK folks, I’m really excited about our new project. It’s called Ike Live! What we’re going to do is take our fan interaction to a new level.
There’s probably no tournament in recent memory that will tell us as much about the importance, or lack thereof, of local knowledge as this year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic.