How Ike 'broke' Twitter

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Mike Iaconelli took fan questions today during the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat, enjoying the interaction with other anglers. But according to Twitter, he tweeted too much.

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Tyler Wade

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Tyler Wade is the social media and B.A.S.S. Nation editor for B.A.S.S. Keep up with B.A.S.S. on Facebook and Twitter.

Mike Iaconelli is known for breaking things -- rods, most notably. But today, he did what no one expected: He broke Twitter.

Twitter occasionally calls into effect the "update limit" to manage traffic and will temporarily shut down the ability to tweet for someone it feels has tweeted too much. Iaconelli hit that limit today after a solid hour and a half of answering fan questions live, during the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat.

The questions were constant throughout the chat, and if Twitter hadn't shut him down, the personable pro might still be answering his fans. (Note the abrupt ending to the chat in the transcript below.)

Fans asked him about his rise to fame, advice for fishing certain bodies of water at this time of year and questions about the upcoming season. Throughout the chat, B.A.S.S. staffers talked with him via Skype and tweeted photos of him. (Enjoy his hat-changing act.)

Below is a transcript of the chat, lightly edited for spelling and clarity. You can also check out Twitter chat transcripts from other pros, including Kevin VanDamAaron MartensBoyd DuckettJonathon VanDamTodd FairclothBrent ChapmanRandy HowellIsh MonroeBrandon PalaniukJeremy Starks and Alton Jones.

Keep up with Twitter chats, tournament news and bass fishing advice by following B.A.S.S. on Twitter at @BASS_Nation.

 

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation

We've got @mike_iaconelli on Skype right now. He's about to start taking your questions!  pic.twitter.com/KLxX1eAJ

 

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

Folks at home, folks at home, very excited to be here. Welcome to the fans.

 

Joey DiCienzo ‏@JMDFishing913

Who were ur first sponsors out of jersey, and how did u get into the elite series?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

A dual question! My first sponsors were my family, they supported me. 

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

I worked my way up the ladder and fished through the B.A.S.S. Nation.

 

Matt Wheeler ‏@MattWheeler97

Do you like a lipless crankbait or a jerkbait more for late winter/early spring?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

Those are my Top 2 picks. If I had to pick 1, I'd say a lipless because it's a sinking bait so I have more control

 

Donnie Huntzberry ‏@Dlhuntz

Any new shows for the upcoming season from you?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

We've got one were working on called GoingIke, get a sneak peak on http://goingike.com !

 

Close ‏@bclose28

Any way I could fish with you sometime?! That would be a great opportunity for a huge ike fan!

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

Yes! In fact, if you go on http://Bassmaster.com  we are running a Fish with Ike sweepstakes!!

Close ‏@bclose28

Awesome man!! Thank you!

 

David Garren ‏@garrendavid

What was your deciding factor on turning pro?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

It was more of my performance that dictated my turning pro. It was always a dream of mine, but I'm a realist, too. 

 

Ken Welsh ‏@KenWelsh77

 Ike, everyone says "time on water" is key to success. What would you deem is the most important success factor OFF the water?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

That's a great question. For me, it's not getting away from fishing off the water. The minute I knew I made the Classic, I started thinking about that tournament. You can do things off the water to prepare like research, I use fishidy.com for good research.

 

Jonathan Davis ‏@skeetereater19

Frustrated mike! Had a tourney last weekend and after 3 warm days the cold front hit and shut down my pattern. Slowed down. No help

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

I know what you're talking about! There's 2 things I remind myself. 1-thicker-The fish will get into thicker cover. Second, when a cold front comes in, I go deeper. I'll go out deeper to refind those fish.

 

Jody White ‏@vtbasser

How many 5 pound smallmouth have you actually caught in #Champlain?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

1,752 over 5 pounds, and I've got it right here on my calculator. You gotta go there to believe it.

 

Jody White ‏@vtbasser

Do you prefer cats or dogs?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli

I'm a dog person. My wife has a dog that spends time here when we're not traveling.

 

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