Topics: Mike Iaconelli

I love it!

Feb 18, 2010

I just finished Media Day and have been spending most of the afternoon making last minute adjustments to my tackle. After I'm finished here I'll go up to my room and begin to get ready mentally for the 2010 Bassmaster Classic.

One more day to go

Feb 17, 2010

The final practice day is now history. I can honestly say that despite the tough, nasty conditions I'm pumped and ready to go. I might have something going out there. You never know for sure but I think I have a couple of patterns that'll work for me.

The winter Classic of 2010

Feb 16, 2010

Becky and I are in the hotel and settled down for the winter Classic of 2010. This one is going to be a mental bass tournament. Every angler out there can catch bass. That's no big deal. What's going to matter come Friday morning will be mental toughness under some of the most difficult conditions I've ever faced in a professional grade tournament.

A brutal practice

Feb 15, 2010

This is the most extreme Classic ever. I know there have been hot ones, and a few held on tough waters, but as far as the cold is concerned this is the worst ever. I've never practiced under conditions like I did on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The 2010 Elites

Feb 12, 2010

Overall, I'm really excited. I think BASS did a good job of putting us on premier bass fisheries at the right times. And this schedule should help me fish to my strengths. How could I not be excited about something like that?

Working hard, working smart

Feb 5, 2010

Some guys look like they have it all, especially when it comes to bass fishing. Men like Rick Clunn, Mark Davis, Kevin VanDam, Skeet Reese and Aaron Martens seem to have a natural ability to find bass. It's like you could drop them in the middle of the lake blindfolded and they'd come back with five keepers.

Winter fallacies, part 2

Jan 29, 2010

Now that you know bass will hit reaction baits in cold water, it's time for us to talk about how to present those baits.

Winter fallacies

Jan 22, 2010

OK, here goes: One of the greatest winter fallacies among bass anglers is that bass don't bite very well in cold water and that the only way to catch them is with drop shot rigs, hair jigs and Flea Flickers worked painfully slow along the bottom.

The new year

Jan 15, 2010

It's been crazy around the Iaconelli household the last few weeks. After practicing on Lay Lake, and in between enjoying the holidays with Becky, I've been busy with The Bass University and my TV show,City Limits.

Mapping with lures

Jan 8, 2010

In my last blog we talked about how I prepare for an event like the Bassmaster Classic using my eyes and my electronics. This week we'll take a look at how I map the details of what I found using lures.

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