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Fishing on the Edge - The Mike Iaconelli Story

Mike Iaconelli

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'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,

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'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,
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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'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,

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Kamenetzky, Andrew Kamenetzky

Length:

4h 30m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:15


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:46


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:12


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:44


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:27


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:40


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:44


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:44