Mike Iaconelli

Think deep!

Jul 8, 2010

During the summer months, there are always some bass deep. They go there for a number of reasons including food, comfort and oxygen. No matter the reason, you can rest assured that when you find them deep they'll be active and feeding.

Think thick

Jul 1, 2010

I don't care where you're fishing; New Jersey, Ohio, Florida or California; at this time of the year you can find bass by looking thick, looking deep or looking in current. This week we'll talk thick. Next week we'll talk deep.

R & R

Jun 24, 2010

The 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series is in the books. I didn't have a very good event in Oklahoma. Finishing 56th out of 93 isn't my idea of a good time. And I didn't qualify for the postseason. That's not where I want to be, either. Still, all is not lost. I'm a solid qualifier for the 2011 Bassmaster Classic. I'm proud of that.

Bummed out!

Jun 17, 2010

Am I ever bummed out. I mean, I know that the Arkansas River was high and muddy. I know the current was swift and dangerous. I know everything was a total mess.But let me tell you what else I know — I was whacking them

Finding the sweet spot

Jun 3, 2010

We're on our way to Kentucky Lake. There's no doubt this tournament will be won offshore, out on the ledges. With that in mind, there's one question I get all the time; how do you guys find those little spots on mile-long ledges that hold the fish? The answer is we use a combination of two methods.

Finally!

May 27, 2010

Finally, we're home. I never thought I'd appreciate my own bed as much as I did that first night. I don't even remember falling asleep. All that happened, as far as I know, is that I fell backward into the bed and woke up the next morning in my own bedroom. It was wonderful.

Clarks Hill

May 20, 2010

Let me tell you right up front that I'm nervous about this one. It's as tough here as anywhere I can ever remember fishing. No one is catching them, and there doesn't seem to be much of a consistent pattern as far as what's going on. From a professional angler's point of view, the lack of a pattern is much worse than the lack of fish. It's a killer.

Life goes on

May 13, 2010

Guntersville was a tough event for me. It just didn't happen out on the water. There were active fish everywhere, but not the ones I needed. A 66th place finish isn't my idea of a good time. Having the weekend off is no fun in this business.

Handwriting on the wall

May 6, 2010

Last week I talked about the problems with trying to cull up with high numbers as opposed to running over numbers and targeting big fish. Well, Pickwick was the perfect example of all that.

A few pounds more

Apr 29, 2010

I'm on Pickwick getting ready for this week's tournament. By the time you read this, we'll all know the first day's weights. I suspect they'll be high with a ton of limits caught.

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