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Fishing on the Edge Paperback – May 30, 2006
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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
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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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Im not much of a book reader but i couldn't put this book down. Just like mike's show, ike live, he makes you feel like he's one of your buddies. Read morePublished 5 months ago by tony habib
Great look into what it takes to become one of the sports superstarsPublished 10 months ago by Jayson DiGangi
Great book. Easy reading. Mike Iaconelli is a legend and very entertaining. You won't be disappointed.Published 10 months ago by Michael G Mehringer
Mike Iaconelli is someone who is very down to earth and seems like the kinda guy you could hangout with and have a few beers and some good laughs.Published 12 months ago by John
I really enjoyed reading this book. The author is both candid and has a very good sense of humor.Published 12 months ago by Benjamin T. Clark
I loved reading this book. It was wonderful getting to know Iaconelli and how he got his start going pro. Very well written. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amanda Sumpter
I liked it - I thought it was a good read. I'd buy his next one.Published 19 months ago by Captain Smittles