Fishing on the Edge - Mike Iaconelli, Brian Kamenetzky & Andrew Kamenetzky

Fishing on the Edge

By Mike Iaconelli, Brian Kamenetzky & Andrew Kamenetzky

  • Release Date: 2005-05-17
  • Genre: Sports & Outdoors
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 67 Ratings)
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Description

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, or is simply fascinated by a man’s unstoppable drive to succeed.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • Fishing on the Edge

    5
    By Happytrailsgal
    I went "Ike" over this book! Well worth the money, it's a keeper! An insider's view on the whole deal of big time fishing tournaments, sponsorships, great fishing tips, strategies ... and well, just buy it!
  • Great read!!!

    5
    By sparson6
    If you have ever tournament fished on any level and had dreams of once being on tour then this book is for you. A real look into the struggles and successes of being a tournament angler. Great behind the lights look at what goes into self promotion and truly trying to grind out a living in fishing. Thanks for diving into your life Mike. I think this is a must read for everyone that wants to go pro. Dr.6
  • Awesome!

    5
    By Clay Rhye
    I have waited quite a while for this to come on iBooks. Ike is a great ambassador for the sport. I couldn't wait to read. I finished it in a few days of reading off and on (on iPad). Didn't let me down by any means. Worth every penny. A must read for an Ike fan!
  • Must read!

    5
    By 2 Liars
    More of a fan now after reading this. Also learned a few things along the way with the tips he explains. Truly a gifted and talented person. A must read!
  • Great

    5
    By Dylan m Campbell
    This is a great book I would recommend buying this great just great

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