Welcome to the BassBlaster, your daily email about all things bassin’. Hey – take a sec to forward this Blaster to a bassin’ bud! Click here to forward to a bud(s) *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|* Today’s Top 3 1. I was catching so many fish that I didn’t know how big they were. – Rick Taylor, Wheeler EverStart [...]
Gonna hit four things here. 1. You’ve probably heard the well-known saying in the fishing biz, that baits are made to “catch fishermen, not fish.” In other words, if it doesn’t catch your eye in the store, you’re not bringing it home, regardless of whether it catches ‘em or not. 2. Bearing that in mind, [...]
Read with interest a piece on Bassin’Fan the other day about Major League Fishing. Why with interest? Because it piqued (not peaked) my interest a bit. I mean, I’m a bassin’ cynic just like you. Seen it all, done a bunch of it, just give me time to fish and some good tourneys to read [...]
As I’m sure you know, Pete Gluszek and Mike Iaconelli run the very highly thought of “The” Bass University. Here’s the announcement (click to see it bigger) of the new classes, make one if you can. You will learn something…and if not you can say you know more than the pros do…. Note the before [...]
Landing smallies…is great! It’s half the fun of fishing for them ol’ brown fish – except in a tourney, when it can be the most stressful part of the day. Mike Iaconelli (in this article) says he uses his boat to cut down on smallie jump-offs: I use the boat as a landing aide. For [...]
My how times they have a-changed. For about 30 years, you had to toe the line to get a bassin’ sponsorship. That’s three decades of being polite, nice, largely soft-spoken, no complaining and a good stick. Nothing real wrong with that. But in some ways, changed was overdue. And that change happened one fine day [...]
Three years I’ve had to sit on the sidelines and watch the basser folks do their thing. No participate-o. Meaning after attending 17 straight Classics (I think that’s right), I’d not been to one for the last 3 years. Good to be back, about to watch what I tell people is one of the greatest [...]
Interviews with Classic contenders are starting to pop up in newspapers, and the info therein can be used to augment the always-excellent BassFan scouting reports. In an interview with a Pennsylvania paper, Ike says, “I predict about 16 to 18 pounds a day to win.” That’s 54 pounds max. On the other hand, Hack – [...]
It’s no secret that the Louisiana Delta isn’t exactly the most navigable waterway on the planet. I’ve been fortunate enough to fish the Delta and I can attest that the place is a virtual minefield of hazards for boaters. And it’s not just your usual reservoir hazards like stumps or rocks. There are old gas [...]
Let’s play Bass Parade Jeopardy. Here’s the answer: Rap Attack, The Blue Heron, King Neptune and DJ Smashmaster I-K-E III. I don’t hear any buzzers. Anybody? Time’s up. The question I’m looking for is: “What are Mike Iaconelli’s rapper stage names?” Okay, here’s another one for ya’—hands on your buzzers. The answer is: Any fish [...]
Why? For the money, yo! Just kidding. Jaded bass…fans (BassFans?) think big-name anglers take any and every endorsement/licensing deal that comes their way, but for the most part that’s not true – maybe even including the Skeet Reese frisbee thing…. Anyhow, none of these guys is going to take their hard-won rep and risk it [...]
WARNING: Bass Parade strongly cautions against consuming any liquids while viewing the following video. Failure to do so may result in an uncontrollable eruption of said liquids from your mouth as you try to contain your laughter while watching Mike Iaconelli’s impression of Tommy Biffle.
So, maybe I missed the big announcement a while back. But did you know Mike Iaconelli’s wife, Becky, is preggers? Becky recently filled in for Mike as a guest-blogger on the “Going Ike” feature at BassInsider.com and says she’s approaching “big as a barn” status with three months left to go in the pregnancy. Congrats, [...]
Ran across a cool story about Mike Iaconelli and Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr. on Wired2Fish.com. Highly recommended. Ike’s not afraid to go fast (surprise) and Truex can pitch under docks. Neither likes being cut off.
It’s been asked lots of times before. Who has the more competitive field? BASS or FLW? Invariably, the response I hear to that question from the average ESPN-watching, club-tourney fishing, bass-fishing-website-perusing angler dude is: “C’mon, that ain’t no contest. BASS has KVD, man.”
If there were a college curriculum designed specifically to prepare aspiring professional anglers for life at the tour level, what would it look like? That’s the question that popped into my head after coming across this Q&A posted at BassEast.com earlier this week.