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With his colorful tattoos and booming hip-hop sound track, Mike Iaconelli has turned the world of big-money competitive bass fishing upside down. In Fishing on the Edge, Iaconelli tells his own story-and it's a whopper: a Philly-born, Jersey-bred Yankee who's been stealing the spotlight from bass fishing's traditionally all-Southern anglers, attracting fans and dominating one of the fastest-growing sports in America.
How did Mike Iaconelli, a college-educated kid from New Jersey, come blasting into a sport
dominated by old-school stars like Gary Klein, Kevin VanDam, and Denny Brauer? How did Mike, aka "Ike," take a secret childhood passion and turn it into a profession, earning million-dollar sponsorships and a storm of media attention, ranging from ESPN's SportsCenter to profiles in "The New York Times and "Esquire? While Mike has attracted both fans and foes on the tour,
his success speaks for itself, especially his victory at the 2003 CITGO Bassmaster Classic, the Super Bowl of competitive fishing.
Forty-four million Americans fish, but no one does it quite like Mike Iaconelli. In Fishing on the Edge, he lets you in on the secrets to his extraordinary success-how he developed his "power" fishing style, how he attacks the water, positions the boat, and perseveres through those days when the bass just aren't biting. With sidebar tips that can be used by any fisherman-from using spinner baits to picking out the right rod to his no-fail "secret weapons"-this is an intensive, informative, and often raucous journey through the life of a brash young man destined to do for fishing what Tony Hawk did for the X Games: take the sport to a whole new level. At the same time, it'sthe compelling first-person story of a man who prepared carefully every step of the way, kept notes on every fish he ever caught, and executed the perfect plan to get to the top.
A tale of passion, competition, and extreme personality, Fishing on the Edge is a book for anyone who loves the sport of fishing, wants to turn a hobby into a career, or is simply fascinated by a man's unstoppable drive to succeed.

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About the Author

MIKE IACONELLI won the 2003 Bassmaster Classic. In only five years of professional fishing, he has won four majors and earned close to a million dollars. He’s been fishing regularly since he was two years old. His list of sponsors includes Dick’s Sporting Goods, Yamaha outboards, Ranger Boats, Mann’s Bait Company, Fitovers Eyewear, Stren fishing lines, Daiwa tackle, Tru-Tungsten weights, and Carolina Lunker Sauce. He lives in New Jersey.

ANDREW AND BRIAN KAMENETZKY are screenwriters and frequent contributors to a variety of magazines and websites, including ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, and Blender. They both live in Los Angeles.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press; Reprint edition (May 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385340087
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385340083
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I am not much of a fisherman. As a kid, I fished irregularly at best. For a few years, I lived barely a cast away from an artificial lake liberally stocked with bluegill which me and my buddies proceeded to assassinate at a terrifying pace: sometimes pulling as many as 100 a day out on cheese bait and marshmallows. Despite living near the ocean, I only managed to go out once on a day boat to Catalina and in addition to the many mackeral I pulled in that trip, I managed to land a bonito (which narrowly lost the jackpot to a fair-sized halibut, I might add). I once caught a trout while on vacation in Colorado. This is about the sum total of my fishing experience. As an adult, to say that I am an indifferent fisherman would be generous. I can't even remember the last time I picked up a pole. This is why I was as surprised as anyone recently when, while flipping the channels on my satellite system, I landed on the BASSMASTERS program on ESPN2 and ACTUALLY STAYED THERE AND WATCHED IT.

I watched the program in its entirety and, I must admit, it was not uninteresting. I was a little surprised, to say the least, when I saw these men jumping aroung like maniacs, dancing on their boats, and otherwise acting goofy and hamming it up for the cameras whenever they caught each fish. Needless to say, one of the loudest was Mike Iaconelli. I remembered that name Several days later, as I perused the new titles shelves of my local library, serendipity intervened and this book, FISHING ON THE EDGE, popped out at me. I added it to my growing stack of books to look at and possibly review this week.

I read FISHING ON THE EDGE in one sitting.
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Mike Iaconelli's entertaining life story takes the reader into the world of tournament bass fishing as seen through the eyes of its most flamboyant fisherman. Iaconelli's story -- from South Philly to New Jersey to the national tournament winner's stage -- is humorous and intense. Fly Fishing is the quiet sport, and Bass Fishing is the way-out-loud sport. Iaconelli's voice on the page reflects this difference without being too annoying or too serious. Read this and Monte Burke's new book, Sowbelly, and you'll understand the addiction of your bass fishing friend(s).
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I loved this book for several reasons.

1) First off, I bought this book because I like Ike's style, and wanted to learn his methods! I got all of that information plus some more! Throughout the book there are sections that outline the different methods, so it's easy to mark for reference later on. (I also recommend Ike's DVD to see the methods in action: Ike's Rules for Better Bass Fishing - Volume 1: Taking Luck out of the Equation)

2) Ike tells it like it is the good, the bad, and the ugly... If there are any aspiring anglers out there with a dream of making it big, read this book early on!!!

3) Ike is truly one of the leaders of the new generation in fishing. He brings so much excitement to the sport, all while keeping with tradition. His vision for the sport is what is needed to take things to the next level. He tells his story with passion and humor. It's just a great read all around! You won't be disappointed!
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I purchased this book for my husband as a gift. He attempted to read and enjoy it multiple times, but eventually lost complete interest all together. I asked him why a few weeks later and he said it was basically a bunch of fishing stories that happened to the author, and that it was quite boring. I suppose it could be a good book, but seeing as my husband barely made a dent in it, I'd say it's not. He reads everything he can find about fishing usually.
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Say what you will....but MIKE IACONELLI KICKS BASS!!!

The only pro that gives you every single detail on how he works his magic out on the water. Great read ...insightful....delightful and sometimes.........its just freak'in hilarious. Hey, if your into bass fishing or not once you start to read you won't be able to put it down. Heck, I'll even go as far as to say if you don't like this book I'll re-fund your money.................JK.

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Great read, for those interested in fishing as a hobby, friendly competitive/tournament fishing to the serious pro-am/pro anglers....dare I say even non-anglers will enjoy this read. Highly recommended.
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By Ryan on December 7, 2013
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This is a great book. I really enjoyed reading this book, which is filled with great stories and plenty of laughs as you follow Mike Iaconelli's journey from fishing as child to an Elite Series Pro! I also had the pleasure of meeting Mike in person - he's a great guy that really appreciates the fans.
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This book doesn't seem to blend well with the rest of my shelf. I don't actually fish. My nephew, Miles, loves fishing, and my brother-in-law (his dad) is a competitive bass fisherman. Miles wanted this book for his birthday so we bought it for him and I decided to read it before we gave it to him.

In case you didn't know it, Mike Ianconelli is the hip hop loving, baggy pants wearing, tattoo displaying, former champion break dancer who is from New Jersey (I think - I don't remember now) and has won some major bass tournaments - traditionally a rural, good old boy activity. It is a very quick read (an hour or two) and was very interesting. Until reading this book I had known absolutely nothing about competitive bass fishing; and I feel I now have some insight into an unknown world. Don't expect to see me at a bass tournement anytime soon, or watching one on ESPN2, but this was a fun and interesting book.
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