Mike Iaconelli

Working without a net

Dec 12, 2011

I'm about to shoot the first episode of Going Ike, my new TV show. I can’t remember being this excited about a project.

The art of lure design

Dec 5, 2011

While you are reading this, I’ll be with the Rapala team developing new products. That means most of my activities will be a combination of work and fun.

The reality of fishing

Nov 28, 2011

After a wonderful Thanksgiving with Becky’s parents and some of her family, we came back to the house to enjoy a little rest and relaxation before I have to start traveling again. That’s a simple enough plan, something I can handle. I didn’t count on yesterday, however.

Checking out the Red River

Nov 21, 2011

I’m home now getting ready for Thanksgiving and spending a week or so with the family. I love my job but a few days off isn’t a bad thing either, especially when you’ve had a busy year like I have.

Cold is cool for Classic

Nov 14, 2011

We now know where the 2013 Bassmaster Classic will be held, Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees in Oklahoma. I have to say I’m excited. It’s a challenging lake that’ll test our skills and make us work, especially in February when the water and the air are cold.

The learning curve

Oct 31, 2011

When we talked about my learning to fish a frog, what we were really talking about was a learning curve.

A long three weeks

Oct 24, 2011

I’ve had some time off the past two or three weeks. It’s given me time to relax my mind and my body. Now it’s time to pay the piper, big time. I’m on my way to Texas for a Toyota event.

Putting it all together

Oct 17, 2011

If you’re going to learn a new technique, you have to fish it.

Modify your frog and throw it with the right tackle

Oct 10, 2011

I would never have caught the fish I did on Oneida fishing a frog out of the package, even one as good as the Snag Proof Ish’s Phat Frog. First thing is to turn the hooks out.

Developing a pattern

Oct 3, 2011

Last week we talked in generalities about my frog success. This week we’ll look at how I developed my pattern and the lessons we can learn from it.

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