2014 Bassmaster Elite at Delaware River Delaware River - Philadelphia, PA, Aug 7 - 10, 2014

High heels, webbed feet and signed babies

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In his second B.A.S.S. Twitter chat, the Delaware River champion talked about what lures to use in the fall and how to fish tides — as well as the fancy shoes he bought his wife with his winnings and his favorite Public Enemy song.

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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.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mike Iaconelli is part fisherman, part entertainer. He can barely separate the two. In his second B.A.S.S. Twitter chat, the Delaware River champion talked about what lures to use in the fall and how to fish tides — as well as the fancy shoes he bought his wife with his winnings and his favorite Public Enemy song. And, he mentions that he recently got to autograph a baby. Yes, a baby.

The Twitter team at B.A.S.S. used Skype to talk to Iaconelli, who was at home with his wife, Becky. Several of the photos you'll see in the transcript are ones we took of him on the screen. He even shows off his webbed feet to the camera.

If you participated in Iaconelli's first B.A.S.S. Twitter chat nearly two years ago, you'll remember that he answered so many questions that Twitter shut down his account. After a little finagling with Twitter on the part of Toyota and B.A.S.S., Twitter didn't shut Iaconelli out this time, so we had a full, uninterrupted chat.

Below is a transcript of the chat in its entirety. You can also read transcripts from Twitter chats with other pros here.

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Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation 

Welcome, @mike_Iaconelli, to the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat, and congratulations on your win!

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

Wazzzzzup?! Ready for your questions!

 

Jerrod Songer ‏@lilsong_13 

What are some "must have" items you keep in your boat at all times?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

1. Scent, like Berkley gulp spray bottle, 2. Culling equipment, always worried about ounces, 3. Gorilla glue comes in handy for a lot of different situations.

 

Aaron Anders ‏@AndersFishing 

There was some talk of having an unpegged weight being a +ve at the Delaware. How do you decide to peg or not to peg?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

That's a good question. In thick cover, I peg & in sparse or no cover, I'll leave the weight sliding.

 

Michael Flores ‏@mike_flo94 

What's your favorite lake to fish in Texas?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

There so many good ones, I'll give you 2. 1 Falcon & 2 Lake Fork. Sabine not at the top of my list.

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation 

This is what @mike_Iaconelli says he's spending all his winnings on.  #forbecky pic.twitter.com/2CWw6yvqNn

Mike in Buffalo ‏@MikeFretthold 

But how do you rig that up??

Marg Garnier @marg_mg

Nice choice, love the colour.

 

HONEYBUNNCREAM ‏@HONEYBUNNCREAM 

U MADE ME FAMOUS ALL OVA YA PAGE & THE NEWS WITH U AND YOUR TROPHY I was your security teams supervisor miss ya

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

Man, that's super nice! Miss you, too! I couldn't think of a more beautiful lady to hold my trophy!

 

Bass Fishing Tips ‏@BassFishnTips 

Question 1: If limited to 5 rod/reel combos to fish entire season, what would they be?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

1. 7-foot medium-heavy casting rod, 2. 7-foot medium casting rod, 3. 7-foot fiberglass cranking rod, 4. 7-foot medium action spinning rod, 5. 7-6 heavy action casting rod

 

Tim Fairhead ‏@Tim_Fairhead 

Best tips for fishing docks through the fall

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

In fall, I tend to do better on docks that are in creeks. I try to target docks that have black floats on them. They attract more heat, which attracts more algae, which attracts more shad and baitfish.

 

cory badman ‏@cbadman52 

What do you prefer to catch more largemouth or smallmouth?

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

Easy. Smallmouth. I call them brown and green, and I loooooove smallmouth. Brown ones any day of the week.

cory badman ‏@cbadman52 

Sweet, man, mine too! Nothing like fighting a big brown back!

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

Plus, I live with a largemouth -- Becky!

Anne Forline ‏@AnneForline 

But Becky sets up your tent and all.... :)

Mike Iaconelli ‏@mike_Iaconelli 

She does set up my tent. I couldn't operate at all on any level if it wasn't for Beck.

 

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