Three Questions: Mike Iaconelli

Category: Tournament

 Oct 23rd, 2017 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Oct 23rd, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Risk-takers are often rewarded with the greatest gains, victories, etc., in life. Sure, there are usually a few failures, too, but taking a chance at greatness is the only way to know if you are truly great. Or something like that. I’m not really sure.

Anyhoo, one of the biggest risk-takers in pro-bass fishing, Mike Iaconelli, is taking another massive gamble. Oh yeah, he’s stepping up to take on the challenge of Three Questions from BassFIRST. Will he come out intact from the rough-and-tumble interrogation? Read on and find out.

Mike Iaconelli. (Joel Shangle/BassFIRST)

DL- What is your all-time favorite fishing technique?

MI – I’d have to say fishing in current. A lot of my earliest fishing was me in a stream chasing trout in the Poconos. Learning to read the current.

Later, when I started to focus more on bass, it was in the Delaware River near Philadelphia. I’d learn where fish position in the current. I learned about seams, eddies, backflows, washouts, all the terms river anglers use.

To this day I try and find current to fish no matter where I am.

DL – On the road do you prefer McDonalds or Taco Bell?

MI – Both of them are lower on my fast food scale. However, it is definitely McDonalds. They have some better choices.

I think the last time I ate Taco Bell I was in college. It was 3:00 AM and I was drunk.

DL – Do you take a knee or stand for the National Anthem of the United States of America?

MI – Stand. One of the great things about bass fishing compared to other professional sports is that it really represents the majority of Americans as far as a grassroots, everyday person than any other sport.

There is nobody, in my opinion, on the Elite Series or FLW Tour that would even think about taking a knee. That is so disrespectful and so inappropriate at that moment when that music starts.

Protesting is fine, just do it in the appropriate place, not during our National Anthem.

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