If you're watching Bassmaster LIVE this morning, and you've seen the replays of Mike Iaconelli catching his first two bass of the day, you'll understand why Ike has a reputation for "big-eyeing" his fish. The first one he caught? "Five-pounder!" Iaconelli says, more than once. The second one? "Four-pounder!"
PMA stands for Positive Mental Attitude – a motto that consistently carries bass fishing’s funniest angler to a Bassmaster Classic qualification each year, and to remain humorous even amid life’s biggest frowns.
Number 2 is in the boat! Photo by Marshal Scott Hill
The majority of the AOY championship field knows if they'll be fishing the Classic or not. But a few, Gerald Swindle included, are on the fringe. He has two fish in the box at this point, and his entire season is going to come down to the next two and a half hours. If he can fill out a quality limit of 13- to 14-pound bass, he'll most likely qualify for the last spot into the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, Presented by GoPro. It's time for some 4th-quarter heroics, and the G-Man knows it.