After suffering two weeks with pain in his right leg, Mike Iaconelli had successful surgery Monday night to remove blood pooling in his calf.
GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Michael Iaconelli kept his feet planted firmly on the ground, even as he led the first three days of the Diet Mountain Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville. He told everyone who would listen that the fishing had gotten tougher for him each day, and he knew there was a chance it could all fall apart before he reached the finish line. But despite that realistic attitude, he said missing his chance for a wire-to-wire win still stung.
Skeet Reese wasn't the most popular pick in his bucket, but he did deliver the most points for his fans in Fantasy Fishing.
Skeet Reese, using a bait suggested by roommate Byron Velvick, rallied past the leader on Day 4 to win the Diet Mountain Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville.
Chris Lane, who lives on Lake Guntersville and knows it capacity for big fish, said this event will go down to the last hour.
Michael Iaconelli struggled Saturday but managed a limit weighing 16 pounds, 7 ounces, to hold onto the lead heading into Sunday's final round.
Mike Iaconelli is threatening to run away with the Diet Mtn Dew Bassmaster Elite Series event on Lake Guntersville despite an injured right leg that is swollen like Popeye’s forearms.
The Australia B.A.S.S. Nation is following Carl Jocumsen, who is stroking all the blokes’ imaginations Down Under.
Australian Carl Jocumsen has proven over the past five years that he is unflagging in his pursuit of success on the highest level of professional bass fishing.
Camera man and "eyes of the bass fishing world" Wes Miller captured this time lapse video on his GoPro on Day 1 at Guntersville.