Mike Iaconelli

Mike Iaconelli

Mike is a South Philly native, now living in New Jersey. Since childhood, he's had a passion for fishing and has competed in fishing tournaments since high school. Since then, Mike has won or come near winning almost every major award in tournament bass fishing and is the only angler to have ever won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year, and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship. Most notably, the 2003 Bassmaster Classic and 2006 Angler-of-the-Year awards. Other noteworthy achievements include:

2019 MLF Summit Cup Champion

2018 2nd at The Major League Fishing General Tire World Championship

2018 Toyota Angler of the Year 17th Place

2014 Delaware River BASS Elite Series Champion

2013 Lake Erie BASS Northern Open Champion

2011 2nd Place Toyota Texas Bass Classic

2010 2nd Place Toyota Texas Bass Classic

2009 2nd Place Bassmaster Classic

2009 2nd Place FLW Forrest Wood Cup

2008 Stren Series Northern Division Points Champion

2008 Winner Stren Series Northern Division Event at Kerr Lake

2006 Bass Angler of the Year

2006 Winner BASS Southern Challenge

2005 Winner FLW Chevy Open

2003 Bassmaster Classic Champion

2002 Winner Georgia Tour

1999 Winner Vermont Top 150

1999 Wrangler Angler

1998 Winner BFL Champlain

1998 NJ B.A.S.S. Federation Mr. Bass

1997 Redman Points Champion

1994 Winner NC Top 100 Amateur Division 

Mike spends approximately 200 days a year on the water. He enjoys guiding part-time, writing fishing articles, and designing lures. Mike also participates in numerous fishing shows and seminars throughout the year. 

What Does Mike Like?

  • Music : (Hip Hop) Jay-Z and (Rock) Def Tones
  • Movie: Evil Dead 2
  • Television Program: Weather Channel
  • Dinner Food: Seafood (Lobster)
  • Snack Food: Little Debbie Honey Buns
  • Drink: HOOAH! Soldier Fuel
  • Non-Fishing Sport: Hockey
  • Fishing Technique: Ripping a Berkley Frenzy Crankbait Out of Grass
  • Sneakers: Classic Suede Pumas with Fat Laces
  • Jeans : Dolce and Gabbana
  • Collection: My vinyl record collection
  • Restaraunt: Waffle House
  • Book: Fishing on the Edge (Of Course!)
  • Nightclub/Bar: Finagin's Wake
  • Vehicle: Toyota Tundra Double Cab
  • Lake: Lake Champlain
  • Gadget: Apple Mini I Pod
  • Suit: Hugo Boss
  • Excercise: Crunches
  • Vacation Destination: Spain
  • Break Dancing Move: Nineteen Ninety
  • Sports Team: All the Philadelphia Teams
  • Color: Red
  • Play: Wicked
  • Sports Gear: Nike/Under Armor
  • Sporting Goods Store: Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Holiday: Christmas
  • Month/Time of Year: Spring
  • Comedian : Dave Chappelle
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Steak House: Smith and Wollensky

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Advertising/ Public Relations, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 1996, graduated summa cum laude

Occupation: Professional angler and promoter

Career Winnings: Over 1 million dollars.

Personal: Height 5'11"; Weight 150 pounds, Marital Status: Married; Children: Drew, Riley, and Vegas.