Mike Iaconelli

Working without a net, Part 1

Apr 9, 2012

OK guys, it’s time for Going Ike, my new TV show, to get rolling. It’s a chance for you to participate by submitting your favorite ocean, lake, river or stream to be featured on one of our shows. And it’s a chance for you to see me fishing without a net.

Yes, lure color matters

Apr 2, 2012

Recently, I had the privilege of working with Rapala on some new colors for their DT baits.

It’s fun to develop new bass baits

Mar 26, 2012

I want to talk a little about fishing lure development. Sometimes it’s a carefully mapped out plan that comes together with anglers, engineers and manufacturing companies. Other times, it’s just something that happens. That’s the way it was with the new Havoc Smash Tube from Berkley.

The learning curve and Florida

Mar 19, 2012

Having the first weekend off in the 2012 Elite season isn’t my idea of a good time. Nevertheless, it’s Florida. I honestly don’t know why but the Sunshine State has always been a challenge to me.

It’s time to get back to work

Mar 12, 2012

It’s Sunday. We’re on our way to Palatka from the airport in Orlando to get ready to prefish the St. Johns River.

One last look back at the Classic

Mar 5, 2012

Before this year’s season starts, I want to take one last look back at the Classic. There are some things I want to say, things I think matter. Some are pretty but others not so much so.

Classic champ: We’ve got a good one

Feb 28, 2012

We’re going to talk about my Classic at some point, but not right now.

Day Two: Some days are tougher than others

Feb 26, 2012

Well, you know the story: I won’t be fishing tomorrow. I missed the cut in a tiebreaker. I’d love to tell you that it’s OK but I have to admit that it hurts.

Day One: It’s fishing, guys

Feb 25, 2012

I’m not especially happy with how things went today but I will say that it’s a fishing tournament and this is the way things go sometimes.

Wednesday was much better

Feb 23, 2012

After a good day of practice on the Red River, Mike Iaconelli is feeling cautiously optimistic about his chances in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.