Ike's loved ones are ready to cheer him on at the weigh-in!
Follow along with B.A.S.S. Photographer James Overstreet as he captures Day 2 leader Mike Iaconelli's exciting Day 3 on the Delaware River.
Mike Iaconelli is headed back for his 3 p.m. check-in time. He is going to make another cast or two here and there, but he's essentially done for what has been a most memorable day on the Delaware River.
Mike Iaconelli had made nothing but good decisions today. This photo sequence illustrates his latest. Iaconelli hooked a bass in a gnarly mess of metal and wood near a retention pond drain pipe and immediately got hung up. The fish was still on, but he couldn't move it. He finally passed his rod under the big log laying across the drain, leaned as far over the log as possible, and patiently worked it out of the mess. He almost couldn't believe what he'd just done. "When it's your time, it's your time," he said.
I spoke with Morizo Shimizu and he still has one bass. The full moon has changed his area today. The influx of water was so great that it affected the clarity. The jetty he is fishing is the same as this morning. However, it can not be seen. There are huge boulders he is casting to but they seem to be void of fish at this time. He never stops casting and does not look dejected. He has over an hour left to put another in the livewell.
Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Brian McCulley
Through the first six Elite events of 2014, only two anglers have earned a check at every Elite this season: Greg Hackney and Gerald Swindle. And they both survived the Delaware…barely. Going into Day 3, both are guaranteed a check. Swindle is in 43rd place and Hackney is 44th.