It's no secret that Mike Iaconelli is praying he doesn't get a phone call from his wife, Becky, this week. They're expecting a baby that's already past due. Contingency plans have been made; if the phone call comes signaling Becky's in labor, Iaconelli's out of here.
Take an on-the-water look at the pros as they compete on Day One of the All-Star Semi-final on Illinois' Lake Shelbyville.
The best pro fishermen in the business take on Lake Shelbyville.
The All-Stars are having a tough time today on the lake.
Shots from the first day of competition on Lake Shelbyville.
With tough fishing like we have right now on Shelbyville, there’s opportunity to make up ground, but it won’t be easy because the fish are small.
We picked up Ott DeFoe right at the ramp where he made a pass through a small cove without a bite. He's still got four in the box and though he may not know it, he's still in pretty good shape, barring a big fish or two from someone else.
We don’t know who’s going to be in the top four of the standings after today, but whoever’s in the bottom four is going to have his work cut out for him.