Mike Iaconelli

The Sabine was tough — in more ways than one

Mar 18, 2013

As most of you know by now, I lost control of my boat and ended up on the bank during the Sabine River Challenge.

The importance of equipment

Mar 11, 2013

I’m not sure there’s another sport in existence that is as equipment dependent as professional bass fishing. Everything has to work or you’re at a serious disadvantage, and everything includes the newest forms of technology.

I’m glad Cliff won

Mar 4, 2013

I’m glad that Cliff Pace won the 2013 Bassmaster Classic and I’ll tell you why.

I'm a happy man

Feb 24, 2013

Today went about as well as I could have expected. I knew this morning that the only way I had a chance with this thing was to bag 25 or 30 pounds.

A frustrating day

Feb 23, 2013

This is a Bassmaster Classic. It’s the biggest bass fishing event anywhere.

Friday's in the books

Feb 22, 2013

If you could imagine how a first day of a Bassmaster Classic would go, this would be it. I couldn’t be happier. There was a good bite in the morning and then another good bite in the afternoon.

Last-minute prep

Feb 21, 2013

It’s Thursday, the last day for prep before the Classic starts. It’s been a fairly busy day but nothing got out of control.

2013 Classic: It was a good day, really good

Feb 20, 2013

The final day to-do list includes two things; I accomplished the first, and made a small start toward the second.

2013 Classic: Through Becky’s eyes

Feb 20, 2013

It’s Tuesday night. Mike’s getting ready for the last day of practice tomorrow and then needs to go to bed early so they asked me to give you a look at the Classic through my eyes. I don’t know if I’m a typical wife or not but here goes…

2013 Classic: So far, so good

Feb 18, 2013

The trip out here was uneventful. We arrived on Wednesday evening, set the camper up and settled down. I spent Thursday getting ready for practice and then it was off to the races.