Fishing on the Edge

Fishing on the Edge

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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 storya€“and ita€™s a whopper: a Philly-born, Jersey-bred Yankee whoa€™s been stealing the spotlight from bass fishinga€™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 a€œIke, a€ take a secret childhood passion and turn it into a profession, earning million-dollar sponsorships and a storm of media attention, ranging from ESPNa€™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 successa€“how he developed his a€œpowera€ fishing style, how he attacks the water, positions the boat, and perseveres through those days when the bass just arena€™t biting. With sidebar tips that can be used by any fishermana€“from using spinner baits to picking out the right rod to his no-fail a€œsecret weaponsa€a€“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, ita€™s the 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 mana€™s unstoppable drive to succeed. From the Hardcover edition.I wasna#39;t about to waste ten minutes of fishing time. But the fifty feet approaching the lock were marked as off-limits. No problem. I went well beyond the forbidden fifty feet, dropped my trolling motor on high, and started pitching my Stone Jig.

Title:Fishing on the Edge
Author:Mike Iaconelli, Brian Kamenetzky, Andrew Kamenetzky
Publisher:Delacorte Press - 2005-05-17


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