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Fishing on the Edge (Iaconelli)

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Again, I know you either love or hate Ike...

However, I got done with his biography - Fishing on the Edge - last night, and I'm more of a fan now than I could have ever imagined.

To those who don't like Ike: Read this book. Not only is it a GREAT picture of what it's like coming up through the Federation and into "The Bigs" of B.A.S.S., but it shows Iaconelli's love for the sport too. It humanizes him and if you're too close minded to see through the tattoos and break dancing and yelling, this book will help your cause. It will make you understand that he has a TRUE PASSION for the sport, and chooses to express it differently than many of the "old guard" of B.A.S.S.

To those who love Ike: Read this book. HIGHLIGHT it. I gained so much knowledge from dissecting his approaches to the water, that I haven't missed a day of fishing since I started reading it (lucky to live in Florida too!). It's gonna be an indispensible part of my fishing preparation for years to come. It will also make you LAUGH. I literally laughed out loud quite a few times...that Mike Ike is one funny dude!

Anyone else who's read it or is considering it, sound off...

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I read it and suprisingly liked it.  I like Ike.  I don't like all of his language or antics, but I love his intensity and his fishing style, so I decided to read the book.  It was autobiographical, informative, and just a plain ol' good read.  I'm with wildcat, I laughed out loud a few times.  And his tips are useful.  Definately a good book.

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I loved his book. It was an entertaining insight into the life of a tournament angler. He goes in-depth and explains all of the demands and rewards of being a successful angler, but still manages to entertain you with funny stories and comments.

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I bought the book and it was just ok.  There were a few laughs.  It showed his competitive zeal and the amount of dedication it takes to make it into the bass "bigs"

It did make me like him more than I had, but the book is about a pretty normal kid growing up in New Jersey.  I thought it was odd that he did not mention his father at all.  But the stuff with his grandfather was cool.  

Actually Ike's screaming and carrying on is not what bothers me about him.  It's the way he throws back his short bass.  It's one thing to throw a fish back.  It's another to throw it away, like a piece of garbage.  Thats what he did last classic.  Maybe this year will be different, we'll see.

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I thought it was more entertaining than informative.  All the tips as far as fishing goes was pretty basic stuff.  Nothing you wouldn't learn from reading the beginners articles on this site.  It did however show where he comes from and I can understand why he is the way he is.  It also showed that big time tourney fishing is not a life for all.  

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I thought it was odd that he did not mention his father at all. But the stuff with his grandfather was cool.

Didn't he not know his father. I could be wrong, but I thought there was a part in the book where he said his mom told him that he was better off not knowing him.

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I thought it was odd that he did not mention his father at all. But the stuff with his grandfather was cool.

Didn't he not know his father. I could be wrong, but I thought there was a part in the book where he said his mom told him that it was better off he not know him.

Yep, correct KU

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Ike's book is very good.

It has a good, fast paced story line to give you insight into his life; good fishing tips; and how the future success of B.A.S.S. and professional fishing must be strengthened by the influx of "non fishing" money.

Look what NASCAR has done and parallel that with professional bass fishing.  When professional bass fishing gets to the level of the NASCAR sponsors we will see some good money for our pros.

Have you seen Ike's DVD, "Taking Luck Out of The Equation"?  It is very good. Professional produced and directed.  I suggest you get it to compliment the book.

Happy New Year!

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I liked his book.Of course,anything about bass fishing I'll read.I like Ike and his style of fishing.It's the same way I fish(only a lot better...lol).I'm with avid on the way he throws back the "useless"fish.I respect my quarry enough to properly release it.An extra second in a Bass tournament day doesn't help that much.I'm thinking he's playing to the camera.

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where did y'all get the book? I wouldn't mind picking it up and checking it out?

AL

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I'm not an Ike fan.....it's the screaming and yelling, not the tatoos or the break dancing....if I enjoyed screaming, I'd just hang around the house.....

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I'm not an Ike fan.....it's the screaming and yelling, not the tatoos or the break dancing....if I enjoyed screaming, I'd just hang around the house.....

This thread was about the book, not "whether you like or don't like Ike," right?  :-?

Oh wait, yeah, I started the thread.  ;D

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Again, I know you either love or hate Ike...

To those who don't like Ike:

To those who love Ike:

Anyone else who's read it or is considering it, sound off...

Gee, I'm sorry....I guess I misunderstood...I'll be sure not to intrude on you again.....

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Anyone else who's read it or is considering it, sound off...

Yep, pretty sure it was only addressed to those who had read it or was considering it...

But hey, if you wanna chip in your $.02, go right ahead.  It is a forum I suppose... ;)

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Since your a big fan now,why dont you buy the boat he used on tour last year?

Here's the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Classic-Angler-Mike-Iaconellis-personal-06-Bass-Boat_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ63724QQitemZ4605709904QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

Check the sellers other auctions too,you can sponsor Ike or bid on a day of fishing with him.(if your wallet is fat enough)  ;)

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