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Michael Iaconelli Biography

Michael Iaconelli also referred to as Mike and by his nickname, “Ike” is a Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey native and a professional bass fisherman, television personality and podcast show host. Michael competes on Major League Fishing.

As of February 11, 2019, Iaconelli’s career tournament winnings with B.A.S.S. were $2,500,205, which includes 7 wins. His major achievements include the longest active streak of Bassmaster Classic qualifications with 17 sequentially appearances, the 2017 Major League Fishing Summit Cup Champion, 2003 Bassmaster Classic champion and the 2006 Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year. Michael is the only angler to have won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.

Michael Iaconelli Age and Birthday

Michael is 47 years old as of 2019. He was born on 17th June 1972, in Runnemede, New Jersey, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 17th June every year. He will be 48 years old on 17th June 2020.

Michael Iaconelli Height and Weight

Iaconelli is a man who is very tall according to stature. He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches. He also weighs a massive 150 lbs.

Michael Iaconelli Wife

Mike is a happily married man to Rebecca Iaconelli “Becky”. They were blessed with four children namely Drew, Rylie, Vegas, and Estella. The couple usually renew their wedding vows yearly with themed as well as destination wedding ceremonies. The ceremonies include pirate wedding accompanied by a Captain Jack Sparrow officiant in 2010.

Michael Iaconelli Rods

Iaconelli formed the bass fishing club known as “Top Rod Bassmasters” after he completed his high school studies. Top Rod Bassmasters became his first progress into competitive bass fishing. The club had internal club competitions within its members. Later in 1992, that is after three years of fishing in Top Rod Bassmasters, Iaconelli made the adjustments to the pro-am circuit. Iaconelli’s first tournament on this circuit was the North Carolina Top 100 an event held on Lake Norman in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

In this competition, he withdrew the widely known fisherman, Tommy Biffle. In the subsequent days of the North Carolina Top 100, Iaconelli also drew another well-known fishermen called David Fritts and Gary Klein. Iaconelli once again fished the North Carolina Top 100 on Lake Norman in 1994. Iaconelli won his first bass boat at this tournament. The boat he won was a new Ranger 374.

Iaconelli started the season with a victory on Lake Seminole in 2002. The victory on Lake Seminole was the first Tour-level victory for Iaconelli. Iaconelli qualified for the 2003 Bassmaster Classic after a ninth-place victory at the B.A.S.S. Invitational on Lake Ontario.

Michael Iaconelli Body Measurements

  • Height: 5′ 9” inches.
  • Weight: 75.3 – 91.6 kg (166 – 202 lbs)
  • Shoe Size: Not Available.
  • Body Shape: Not Available.
  • Hair Colour: Black.

Michael Iaconelli Boat

Michael Iaconelli 2003 to present

The months before the 2003 Bassmaster Classic on the Louisiana Delta, Iaconelli filed for divorce from his wife. This event led him to seriously consider retiring from competitive bass fishing. During practice, Iaconelli traveled down to the Venice, Louisiana pool where he found the backwater pond nicknamed “the Heart”. This location was the area Iaconelli fished in during the 2003 Bassmaster Classic. On Day One of the Bassmaster Classic, he caught over 15 lbs. This weight placed him second after Day One just over a pound behind Day One leader Mark Menendez.

On Day Two of the Bassmaster Classic, he vaulted into first-place with a five-bass limit weighing 11 lbs and 14 oz. On Day Three, Iaconelli weighed in 10 lbs 14 oz which saw him first Bassmaster Classic. His three-day total was 37 lbs and 14 oz. Iaconelli’s Bassmaster Classic winning fish was captured on camera. His winning catch has been replayed on ESPN Classic. His notable moment was featured capturing the winning fish. After Iaconelli landed the bass, he exclaimed, “Never give up! Never give up, man!” He was also awarded a $200,000 purse for his Bassmaster Classic victory.

Following his Bassmaster Classic win, he continued fishing professionally. Iaconelli recorded a fourth-place finish on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida in his first Bassmaster Tour event since his Bassmaster Classic victory on the Louisiana Delta. This top-five finish on the Harris Chain of Lakes was the first of three top-ten finishes for Iaconelli. At the third Bassmaster Tour event on Lake Guntersville, he recorded a fifth-place finish.

His third top-ten finish of the 2004 season occurred at Smith Mountain Lake. Iaconelli recorded an eighth-place victory at Smith Mountain Lake. Iaconelli qualified for the 2004 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Wylie. However, Iaconelli was not able to repeat as Bassmaster Classic champion. He finished 19th with a three-day total weight of 20 lbs and 13 oz.

In 2005, Iaconelli recorded five top-ten finishes, on the Bassmaster and Elite 50 Tours. The 2005 Bassmaster Classic was held on the Allegheny River, Monongahela River, and Ohio River. There, Iaconelli recorded a fifth-place finish. He finished a pound and ten ounces behind the 2005 Bassmaster Classic champion, Kevin Vandam. Iaconelli started off the 2006 season with a career-low 51st-place finish at the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Tohopekaliga. For the remainder of the 2006 season, he recorded top-twenty finishes in seven of the eight Elite Series events.

One of Iaconelli’s top-twenty finishes of the 2006 season included a victory at the Bassmaster Elite Series Southern Challenge on Lake Guntersville. Iaconelli went on to win the 2006 Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year award. Also, Iaconelli was named one of the 10 most hated athletes by GQ magazine in 2006.

During the 2006 Bassmaster Classic, Iaconelli’s boat had aerator issues in its livewells. The aerator issues resulted in his two fish dying. Due to that, Iaconelli out of frustration broke the light pole on his bass boat. This resulted in his Day Two disqualification from the 2006 Bassmaster Classic. He was not able to repeat as the Toyota Tundra Angler of the Year in 2007. Iaconelli only recorded one top-ten finish throughout the entire 2007 season.

The 2008 season began with a tenth-place finish on Lake Hartwell. Iaconelli did not record another top ten finish until the Bassmaster Elite Series Tennessee Triumph on Old Hickory Lake. There Iaconelli finished in ninth place. From there, Iaconelli would go on to finish fifth and third at the Bassmaster Elite Series Empire Chase and the Bassmaster Elite Series Empire Chase respectively. Toyota, Yamaha Motor Company, Berkley (fishing), Bass Cat Boats, Rapala, Abu Garcia, VMC, Tackle Warehouse, Renegade Eye Gear, Molix, Flambeau Outdoors, Hobie Fishing,  Lowrance Electronics, Power-Pole, Missile Jigs, RAM Mounts, and Reelsnot.

He started the 2009 season by finishing second at the 2009 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River. He was the runner-up to Skeet Reese by 11 ounces. Iaconelli would start the 2009 Elite Series season with top-ten finishes at Lake Amistad and Wheeler Lake. In August 2009, he again finished runner-up, in a championship tournament. At the Forrest L. Wood (FLW) Cup, Iaconelli finished second to Greg Hackney by 3 ounces. His 2010 season started at the Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake in Birmingham, Alabama. Iaconelli posted a sixth-place finish with 37 lbs and 6 oz. Iaconelli’s other lone top ten finish of the season came on the California Delta.

At the 2011 Bassmaster Classic held on the Louisiana Delta, he posted an eleventh-place finish. After the Elite Series tournament on Lake Guntersville (Al.), Iaconelli had surgery at the Huntsville Orthopaedic Clinic to remove blood pooling in his right calf. He finished 12th in the Guntersville event despite fishing the entire tournament with the injured leg.

Iaconelli said he believes the injury occurred during the Sabine River tournament the previous week while he was changing a prop.12. Iaconelli won the 2014 Bassmaster Elites at Delaware River, on his home water near Philadelphia. In 2009, Iaconelli co-founded The Bass University with fellow professional bass angler Peter Gluszek. The Bass University is a bass fishing education organization which specializes in bass fishing seminars, online training, and on-water education.

Michael Iaconelli IKE LIVE!

Iaconelli hosts ‘IKE LIVE!’, a fishing talk show that includes the top professional anglers in bass fishing, pro athletes & other fishing enthusiasts as special guests. On this show, Iaconelli simultaneously records his in-studio podcast & web series. Watch Ike Live

Michael Iaconelli TV Show

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Greatest Sports Ever, Season 1 Episode 3. Mike is featured for his celebrations after catching a fish.

Michael Iaconelli Salary

Iaconelli has total career earnings of $3.18 million.

Michael Iaconelli Net Worth

Iaconelli has an estimated net worth of $52 Million, his career as a professional bass fisherman, television personality and podcast show host is the primary source of his income.

Frequently Asked Questions About Michael Iaconelli

Who is Michael Iaconelli?

Michael Iaconelli also referred to as Mike and by his nickname, “Ike” is a Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey native and a professional bass fisherman, television personality and podcast show host. Michael competes on Major League Fishing. As of February 11, 2019, Iaconelli’s career tournament winnings with B.A.S.S. were $2,500,205, which includes 7 wins.

How old is Michael Iaconelli?

Michael is 47 years old as of 2019, born on June 17, 1972

How tall is Michael Iaconelli?

Michael stands at a height of 5′ 9” inches.

Is Michael Iaconelli married?

Mike is married to Rebecca “Becky” Iaconelli and they have four children: Drew, Rylie, Vegas, and Estella. Mike and Becky renew their wedding vows each year with themed or destination wedding ceremonies such as a pirate wedding with a Captain Jack Sparrow officiant in 2010.

How much is Michael Iaconelli worth?

Iaconelli has an estimated net worth of $52 Million, his career as a professional bass fisherman, television personality and podcast show host is the primary source of his income.

How much does Michael Iaconelli make?

Iaconelli has total career earnings of $3.18 million.

Where does Michael Iaconelli live?

Not Known.

Is Michael Iaconelli dead or alive?

Michael Iaconelli is still alive and in good health.