This was a storybook event that couldn't have been scripted any better: Hometown kid, Mike Iaconelli, wins on a challenging bass fishery, the Delaware River, in front of a rowdy, passionate Philly crowd.
Going Ike took on a new meaning Sunday in Philadelphia.
This week on the Delaware River, Michael Iaconelli has been the prince of tides.
Off the record, several Elite Series anglers have mentioned that Mike Iaconelli has an unusual "home court" advantage on the Delaware River this week.
It was as if the boisterous Ike fans felt their voices could pull their hometown guy up from 21st place.
MUSKEGON, Mich. — Cliff Pace got a surprise package Friday. He was presented with a Bassmaster Classic ring, which he earned last February. “It was totally a surprise — a good one,” he said.
The fans have spoken in determining the final four Elite Series anglers who may be served a slice of the $100,000 pie during Toyota All-Star Week and the Evan Williams Bourbon Championship, Sept. 27-29, out of Muskegon, Mich.
Mississippi angler goes wire-to-wire for first victory on fifth Classic appearance
A consistent Cliff Pace not only kept his Day One lead, but he pulled away from his closest competition and goes into the final day with 7-pound lead.
Cliff Pace and Michael Iaconelli are tied for first place on Day One of the Bassmaster Classic.