Iaconelli Q&A on kayak bass fishing


One of professional bassin’s top pros shares his thoughts on kayak bass fishing, Hobie’s new Mike Iaconelli Kayak, and the exploding popularity of kayak bass tournaments.

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (December 21, 2021) - There’s been a lot of chatter over the past few years about kayak bass fishing, especially as it pertains to tournament fishing. No doubt, a ton of anglers are giving the sport and tournament trails a try. That growing number now includes bass fishing superstar Mike Iaconelli, the only angler to have won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year and B.A.S.S. National Championship on the big boat circuits. We caught up with “Ike” recently and asked him to reveal his thoughts on kayak bass fishing in general, how his Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 360 Mike Iaconelli Edition kayak gives him a competitive edge, and some tips on improving one’s bass scores, whether fishing for fun or a spot atop the leaderboard. Here’s what he had to say.