Ish Monroe & Keith Poche Bass Fishing Open Tournament Fight
What do you think about this recent BASS disqualification?
At the recent BASS Open tournament, while entering the lock, Keith Poche struck fellow Elite Series Angler Ish Monroe's boat. Words were exchanged, tempers flared and what some described as a struggle, others as a fight, others still as a unfortunate loss of balance, resulted in both anglers in the lake. Both anglers were disqualified from the tournament for unsportsmanlike conduct, or conduct unbecoming of a professional bass fisherman/angler. The police were made aware of the altercation.
This is a clip from the from the first segment of the Jan 26th Ike Live Fishing Talkshow, watch the entire show, which also includes Joe Sancho & Chad Morganthaler
Sepcial thanks to: BASS Open, Ish Monroe, Keith Poche, Lake Toho, IKE LIVE
Match the Hatch - Bass Fishing Tips and Techniques
The Bass University TV sneak peek preview of Mike Iaconelli's on-water training video on how to "Match the Hatch". Watch Ike's entire training video on Bass University TV.
Sepcial thanks to: Bass University TV, Mike Iaconelli
Pro Fishing Secret Tip - Knot Trick for Flipping Heavy Cover
Pro BASS and FLW tournament champion Mike Iaconelli explains why the snell knot is a super knot for flipping straight-shank hooks. If you fish heavy cover, this heavy-gauge hook, paired with the snell knot is a great combination for getting high hookup percentages, getting fish out of heavy cover and landing big bass.
This VMC hook Heavy Duty Flipping Hook is really the secret of this technique. VMC has designed a space between the bait keeper and the eye, and that space is great for tying the snell knot.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, VMC, Mike Iaconelli, Snell Knot
Mike Iaconelli Professional Tournament Bass Champion Documentary
Dive deep, 20Ft Deep, with Mark Jeffreys and Z3 Media, as they document the backstory of professional BASS and FLW tournament-winning champion, BASS Angler of the Year and Bassmaster Classic Champion Mike "Ike" Iaconelli.
Learn how Mike got started tournament fishing, and how he made it a career. See his first Toyota truck, his high school and college and more in the full documentary at 20Ft Deep.
Sepcial thanks to: 20Ft Deep, Mark Jeffreys, Mike Iaconelli
Kevin Short 2015 Classic, MLF & Square Bill Crankbait Pro Tips - Ike Live
After missing an event because a tornado destroyed his and his father's house, Kevin Short "K-Pink" came back to qualify for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, ensuring there would be at least one Kevin in the Classic. In this clip from Ike Live, Kevin talks about determination and remembering that stuff can be replaced, people are what's important. Kevin also talks about the intensity of Major League Fishing's tournament format and the excitement of the show. Lastly, Kevin talks about what makes him a good square bill crankbait angler. How do I make fish bite this bait today?
Never give up.
Watch the entire episode
Sepcial thanks to: Kevin Short, Joe Balog, Mike Iaconelli, Ike Live, 2015 Bassmaster Classic
That's the Taste of Money
Ike lands a big 5lb. 2oz giant in Major League Fishing's 2015 General Tire Summit Cup on Messalonskee Lake in Waterville Maine.
Sepcial thanks to: MLF, Major League Fishing, Maine, Tournament
Aaron Martens Fishing Tournament Tips & 2015 Classic Practice
Aaron Martens was a guest for the Christmas Special of Ike Live. Mike Iaconelli and Aaron Martens are both former BASS Angler-of-the-Year winners. In this segment, A-mart talks about his pre-practice at Lake Hartwell, where they will hold the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Martens talks about tournament preparation, planning, knowing the lake and other tips, tactics and secrets for tournament success.
Aaron also answers a fan question about why he backs his baitcaster reels with braided line, and Martens and Pete Gluszek discuss fishing a flurorocarbon leader on braid, especially with spinning gear with shakey head or dropshot.
Watch the entire IKE Live show
Sepcial thanks to: Ike Live, Aaron Martens, 2015 Bassmaster Classic, BASS, Pete Gluszek
BASS Elite Delaware River Win Fishing Baits and Tactics Part 5
Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek continue covering a lot of the areas that Mike Iaconelli fished in his Delaware River BASS Elite Series event win. Mike demonstrates the improved clinch knot *dentist recommend you do not bite the line, as Mike does in the video. Mike catches a good Delaware River bass on the Rapala DT Thug 'Ike's Old School' color. Ike was fishing this bait on:
· Ike Series Custom Rod All Purpose 7' Med (coming soon)
· Abu Garcia REVO Premier Generation 3 Casting Reel 6.4:1
· 12lb Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon Line Clear
Pete Gluszek recommend quick-changing crankbaits using snaps.
Mike also recommends Molix Venator Double Willow Spinnerbait in Ike's Purple Sinsay for dirty fishing tidal river waters.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Mike Iaconelli, Pete Gluszek, Molix, Rapala, Berkley
BASS Elite Delaware River Win Fishing Baits and Tactics Part 4
When conditions got more tough, Mike threw a shakey head, a great technique for when conditions are tough. Mike fished:
· 3/16oz. VMC Ike Approved Rugby Jig
· Berkley Havoc Larry Nixon Bottom Hopper 6.25" in Junebug
· 6'6" Med Hvy Abu Garcia Villain Spinning Rod
*Tackle Warehouse appears to not carry the Revo Premier spinning reels check out the
· Abu Garcia Revo SX30
· 8lb. 100% Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon
Check out Berkley Anglers Super Glue for bonding braided knots and affixing soft plastics to jigheads.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, VMC, Pete Gluszek, Delaware River
Pro Fishing Secret Tip - Catch Big Bass in Cold Winter Water
Just because it's winter and the water's cold, doesn't mean you have to put away your bass fishing rods and reels and go hunting. If the water's not frozen, there are still big bass to be caught.
In this how-to video, see professional bass angler Mike Iaconelli's approach to selecting the right winter jerkbait for varying degrees of cold winter water. This tip will help you select the right lure to catch inactive to lazy winter bass. The trick is knowing the right action to use for different water temperatures.
Now, get out their and catch some giant winter largemouth and smallmouth bass!
Baits in this video:
Rapala Husky Jerk
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Rapala, Husky Jerk, X-Rap, Winter, Big Bass
Ike Live Thanksgiving Special Clip
BASS pro Mike Iaconelli and BASS and FLW angler Pete Gluszek introduce the "After Hours" Ike Live show, which is viewer-focused. Call in and ask questions in this free-format segment that follows the regular show (usually around 9:30 PM ET).
Next live show scheduled for Dec. 22nd @ 8PM ET with special guest Adrian Avena.
Pete shares a little about his his umbrella rig fishing for stripers (not strippers) with Adrian Avena, who is doing well on the professional bass fishing tour. Following the bait, in-shore or offshore, cutbait, and huge umbrella rigs.
Watch the entire episode of Ike Live Thanksgiving Special at http://mikeiaconelli.com/ike_live.php?show=10 or download the MP3 audio for the car or on the go at http://ikelive.com/mp3/ike_live_10.mp3
Sepcial thanks to: Mike Iaconelli, Pete Gluszek, Ike Live, John Crews, Stripers, Winter Leagues
BASS Elite Delaware River Win Fishing Baits and Tactics Part 3
Pete Gluszek explains running the tides, fish your best cover at low tide and run north. Don't linger on low tide, you'll miss your opportunities. Mike talks about finding the combination of hard and soft cover. Mike also talks about the other key bait in his Delaware River win:Ike's Mini Flip Jig (Coming Soon)Green Pumpkin Berkley Power Bait Chigger ChunkAbu Garcia Veracity 7' Md/HvyAbu Garcia REVO MGX 7.9:1 Reel20lb. Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Keep hitting key pieces of cover multiple times a day.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Abu Garcia, Pete Gluszek, Bass University, Berkley, Mike Iaconelli, Missile Jigs
BASS Elite Delaware River Win Fishing Baits and Tactics Part 2
Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek continue to talk about tide and current, as well as industrial cover, bait (shad, freshwater eel, and herring). Mike and Pete talk about why they are fishing big, deep diving bill crankbaits (like the Rapala DT Thug) in tight shallow cover.
Pete Gluszek catches a good Delaware River bass on a Storm Wiggle Wart Crankbait
What are the dark spots on bass? Pete Gluszek will tell you.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Mike Iaconelli, Pete Gluszek, Rapala DT Thug, Delaware River
BASS Elite Delaware River Win Fishing Baits and Tactics Part 1
In this Tackle Warehouse VLOG, Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek talk about what's important to know about Mike Iaconelli's win on the Delaware River that will help make you a better bass angler. Why is tide and current important? How does that effect bait and predator positioning? Lots of guys were throwing spinnerbaits during the Elite tournament, Mike was throwing a 1/2 oz. Molix Lover Vibrating Jig.
Mike catches a good Delaware River bass, using a bait he used in the tournament.5/0 VMC Ike Approved Heavy Duty Flippin HookOkeechobee Craw Colored Berkley Havoc Skeet's Pit Boss3/8 oz. VMC Tungsten Weight
Mike and Pete talk about the new way to learn about bass fishing from the pros, The Bass University TV.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Bass University TV, Mike Iaconelli, Pete Gluszek, Berkley, VMC
Pro Fishing Secret Tip for Catching Winter Bass in Cold Weather
A lot of people ask, "How do I catch fish in the winter?", or "How do you catch fish when the water gets cold?"
Professional BASS angler/fisherman Mike "Ike" Iaconelli talks about catching winter bass with the Rapala Shad Rap. When the water gets cold, follow this secret VMC short shank treble hook tip to trick out your Shad Raps and catch those big winter bass! Customize your shad rap by modifying the hooks.
Bigger treble hooks can increase hookup percentage, neutralizes the buoyancy to help the bait suspend, and the short shank keeps the larger hooks from tabling with each other.
Use these tips along with 6lb. Berkley Trilene fluorocarbon to catch more late fall, winter and early spring largemouth and smallmouth bass.
Find all these great products and more in Ike's Tackle Box
Michael "Ike" Iaconelli & Jared Lintner Fishing "Lake X" Part 5
In another Tackle Warehouse VLOG, Mike "Ike" Iaconelli and Jared Lintner fish at Lake X. Mike misses a bass, they move to a different area. Jared catches one, then Mike catches an elusive yellow perch. Jared talks about gear he uses to catch the bass he caught on a topwater frog.
Mike catches his fish with
Abu Garcia Veracity 7' Med Spinning Rod
6lb. Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon
30 Size Abu Garcia Revo Premier Spinning Reel
Berkley Havoc Ike's Flat Dawg Dark Watermelon Color
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Abu Garcia, Berkley, VMC Hooks, Jared Lintner, Mike Iaconelli
Ike East Coast Swing Gear Giveaway
Mike Iaconelli talks about how you can win tons of fishing gear from Tackle Warehouse. To enter, go to Like Tackle Warehouse's Facebook Page, then Guess the Price of All the Rapala, Abu Garcia, Berkley and VMC Gear.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, VMC, Abu Garcia, Rapala
Michael Iaconelli & Jared Lintner Fishing Upper Chesapeake Bay Part 3
Mike and Jared talk about their favorite lures while fishing the Upper Chesapeake Bay. You can throw jigs and catch big fish all year round. They move and fish hard surfaces, sunken boats, pilings, etc. Mike catches a nice smallmouth doing some finesse fishing. Mike uses the VMC Ike Approved Wacky Weedless Jig Head to avoid snags when fishing in the Berkley Havoc Ike's 5" Flat Dawg wacky style. Ike fished this bait on a Abu Garcia Veracity 7ft. Med Action Rod, Abu Garcia 30 Revo Premier Spinning Reel and 6lb. Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Jared Lintner
Toledo Bend Bass Fishing Tips With Mike Iaconelli
B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler, Mike Iaconelli, shares tips for fishing Toledo Bend Reservoir in the fall with a focus on finding flats, grass edges and "matching the hatch" to catch bass as they feed heavily heading into the winter months. Check out Toledo Bend on Fishidy.
Mike is fishing a Molix Venator Double Willow Spinnerbait in Ike's Purple Sinsay color. Look for the foriage to find bass! Bass feed up in the fall before it gets really cold.
Ike shows you a neat trick for keeping your knot on the top of the eye on a topwater, so the bait walks correctly.
Sepcial thanks to: Fishidy Online Contour Lake Maps, Toledo Bend, Molix Spinnerbaits
Mike Iaconelli and Jared Lintner Upper Chesapeake Bay - Part 2
Jared and Mike talk about why to use fluorocarbon (Mike uses Berkley Trilene 100% Fluorocarbon). Jared Lintner catches another big bass on a Jackall bait from Japan.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, Michael Iaconelli, Jared Lintner
Mike Iaconelli and Jared Lintner Upper Chesapeake Bay - Part 1
Mike Iaconelli and Jared Lintner go fishing for bass in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Mike Iaconelli talks about running his BassCat boat aground, then catches a bass on a balsa bait Rapala DT Fat 3 in the Ike's Caribbean Shad color. Jared Lintner answers by pitching a Jackall craw, which isn't currently available in the US. Jared catches a monster carp.
Ike fished the DT Fat 3 on:
· 7' Med Action Winch Serioes Veritas 2.0 Abu Garcia Rod
· Abu Garcia Revo Premier 6:4.1 Reel
· 12lb. Berkley Trilene Fluorocarbon Fishing Line
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Mike Iaconelli, Jared Lintner, Rapala
In this halloween "spooktacular", hosts Mike "Ike" Iaconelli (Captain Kirk) and Pete Gluszek (Dr. McCoy) talk about special guest, including BASS emcee Dave Mercer. Mike gets a special IPA beer in his honor. The hot topic, killing trash fish. Is killing a species you hate (like carp, gar, bowfin) the same as controlling invasive species like the snakehead? What about killing to control population and encourage fish growth? A lot of people target largemouth and smallmouth bass when fishing, and get upset when they catch pike, muskie, catfish or other fish they call "trash fish" or "rough fish".
Ike Live is a monthly (or so) live webcast fishing talk show, hosted by BASS and FLW tournament champion, Bassmaster Classic Champion and Angler-of-the-Year Mike Iaconelli. Check out the full Ike Live episode and stay tuned for the date/time of the next live show.
Thanks to Jessica Flavin for the angry man, photo used under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
Sepcial thanks to: Jessica Flavin, Ike Live, Mike Iaconelli, Dave Mercer, Snakeheads, Peckerheads
Classic Sans VanDam, 2015 BASS Elite Tournaments - IKE LIVE
More thoughts on Kevin VanDam not qualifying for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic. Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek of the Bass University go over the 2015 BASS Elite Series tournament schedule. BASS returns to the Sabine River, where the BassCat bass boat and Yamaha outboard withstood a trip in the woods, doing some urban exploration. After all, Toyota says, "Let's Go Places". The boat was not abandoned. BASS returns to the West Coast to fish the Delta out of Sacramento and Lake Havasu in Arizona. Tune in Oct 26th at 8PM ET for the next live episode. In the meantime, check out The entire 8th episode of Ike Live.
Sepcial thanks to: Mike Iaconelli, Bass, Bassmaster Classic, Kevin VanDam, Bass Zone
Michael Iaconelli & Jared Lintner Fishing "Lake X" Part 4
BASS Elite Series pros Mike Iaconelli and Jared Lintner continue fishing in the steady rain on Lake X. In this video, they flip and pitch in the creek. They have no trouble getting pike on the line, but the toothy critters take their toll on fishing line. A couple of bass get away. Mike gets some bass on a Rapala X-Rap Pop in Yellow Perch color. Jared catches a good bass on the Jackall Pompadour.
Mike also fished the Berkley Havoc Ike's 5" Flat Dawg on Spiderwire Ultracast Fluoro Braid Moss Green. Mike was throwing it on the Abu Garcia Ike Series Prototype 7'2" Spinning Reel (Coming soon to Tackle Warehouse) and a Abu Garcia Revo Premier 40 size Spinning Reel.
Mike fished the Rapala X-Rap Pop on Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 7' Med action spinning rod, with a 30 size Abu Garcia spinning reel.
Sepcial thanks to: Mike Iaconelli, Jared Lintner, Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire
Michael Iaconelli & Jared Lintner Fishing "Lake X" Part 3
Mike Iaconelli, Jared Lintner and Tackle Warehouse return in this third installment, a nine minute video on Lake X. Iaconelli and Lintner talk more about the Delaware River, fishing through the pike. Lintner gets a big bite. Ike catches another on the Berkley Havoc Flat Dawg.
Sepcial thanks to: Mike Iaconelli, Jared Lintner, Tackle Warehouse
Did It Toilet Bowl Flush the Buzzbait?
Find out how this young angler's big bass ate his buzzbait in this Bass East video recorded at Mike's Green Top Sporting Goods store appearance.
Sepcial thanks to: Mike Iaconelli, Bass East, Green Top
Michael Iaconelli & Jared Lintner Fishing "Lake X" Part 2
This footage from Tackle Warehouse was filmed with the GoPro HERO4 Black.
In this video, Mike "Ike" Iaconelli and Jared Lintner continue to fish Lake X for bass (and sometimes Pike). Mike catches his first pike of the day on the Bogolu Dace colored Molix Water Slash Double Willow Spinnerbait. Iaconelli and Lintner talk about the 2015 Bassmaster Classic at Hartwell. Then they talk about Mike's childhood and young adult life, growing up fishing the Delaware and the mill ponds around the river.
Sepcial thanks to: Mike Iaconelli, Jared Lintner, Tackle Warehouse, Berkley, Molix
Ike Live with Mike Iaconelli Monthly Fishing Talkshow Webcast
Bassmaster Classic Champion, BASS angler-of-the-year, BASS Bass Pro Shops Northern Open Champion and FLW tournament champion Mike "Ike" Iaconelli hosts, along with fellow Bass University instructor Pete Gluszek, this 2 to 3 hour monthly fishing talkshow. Past guests include: other professional BASS and FLW fishermen, representatives from fishing tackle manufacturing and retail sales organizations, as well as pro athletes from the NFL and NHL. Watch Ike Live previous shows, and watch for future live shows at Ike Live! .
Sepcial thanks to: Ike Live, Bass Zone, Mike Iaconelli, Pete Gluszek
Mike Iaconelli and Jared Lintner Pre-Frontal Fishing
Ike and Lintner team up and fish some Northeast US water in this first vlog in the series. Mike and Jared talk about using Google Earth to find "secret areas". Mike catches his first early bass on a Molix Frog, a frog with kicking legs that pushes well on top of the cheese. Jared also catches a big bass on the Jackall Pompadour. Ike picks up the spinning rod and catches a hefty bass on the Berkley Havoc Ike's 5" Flat Dawg.
Sepcial thanks to: Tackle Warehouse, Jared Lintner, Mike Iaconelli, Molix, Jackall
Fred Roumbanis Frog Fishing Tips Class Preview
Frogs are well known for catching big bass and to Fred Roumbanis, frogs are the tool that has helped him climb the professional bass tournament ladder. Fred will discuss the proper tackle and gear, but you will also gain insight into how Fred chooses frogs to match other wildlife throughout the seasons, retrieves, and much more. Sign Up for Bass University TV to see the entire 40 minute course and scores of other university-level training courses from top bass fishing pros.
Sepcial thanks to: The Bass University, Fred Roumbanis
Ish Monroe Punching, Flipping, Pitching Preview
One of Ish's best specialty techniques for catching tons of big bass is the punching technique. In this class, Ish will walk you through the proper rigging, bait selection, rods, reels, and presentation tactics required to effectively catch more big bass during the next time you go punching! Sign Up for Bass University TV to see the entire 50 minute course and scores of other university-level training courses from top bass fishing pros.
Sepcial thanks to: The Bass University, Ish Monroe
Would you like to improve your shallow water bass fishing skills? The Bass University TV's new shallow water tactics class will help you take the next step toward catching more big bass in shallow water situations. Pete Gluszek, "The Dean" of The Bass University, shares his experience with new cutting-edge techniques and classic bass fishing tactics that have been winning tour level tournaments for decades! Sign Up for Bass University TV to see the entire 90 minute shallow water fishing course and scores of other university-level training courses from top bass fishing pros.
Sepcial thanks to: The Bass University, Pete Gluszek