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Fishing on the Edge

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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 ...more
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Published May 17th 2005 by Delacorte Press (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jeremy Forstadt
I am not much of a fisherman. As a kid, I fished irregularly at best. For a few years, I lived barely a cast away from an artificial lake liberally stocked with bluegill which me and my buddies proceeded to assassinate at a terrifying pace: sometimes pulling as many as 100 a day out on cheese bait and marshmallows. Despite living near the ocean, I only managed to go out once on a day boat to Catalina and in addition to the many mackerel I pulled in that trip, I managed to land a bonito (which na ...more
As an effort to broaden my horizons, I read biographies alphabetically - first someone whose name starts with A, then B... For the letter I, the choices are limited. But the goal of this project is to learn about different people and subject matters, and so I chose fishing champ Mike Iaconelli.
All I can say is, I'm glad it was quick reading. I don't understand how such a poorly written book could have made it past the editing desk. From his frequent use of the word "stoked" to his overabundance
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This is probably the best Outdoors book I've ever read as well as being one of the least self-serving autobiographies I've ever come across. Mike has a compelling life story and is a natural story teller. He comes off as very gracious for all his opportunities in the pro fishing world and he also takes the time to thank all the people who helped him along the way by name. Also, all the fishing tips are sectioned off in each chapter in a different font that is very easy to find later on when you ...more
One of the worst editing jobs ever. You'd think the writers (as Iaconelli wrote this with two others) and editors would, I don't know, maybe take a quick glance at the final copy before putting it on the shelves. Beyond that, though, it was a struggle to finish. While I understand that Iaconelli's voice needed to come through, I felt like some of the language and overall structure could have been cleaned up a tad for clarity.
Pretty Amazing book, very fast read, I love that it's his story and then he offers all these great tips throughout the book. It's about pursuing your dream and hitting that wall and then breaking through if you hang on tight enough!! Awesome. It's a great story even if you're not an angler but if you are it packs your head with lots of things to try!
Mike Burcusa
This is a really fun and quick book for anyone that is into professional bass fishing. Some of the story line drags, but the background that it gives on some of the most famous anglers and the history of the rise of Ike is great
Adam Morel
Good fishing is relaxation punctuated by excitement. Iaconelli's book is the other way around. If you want to read about fishing as
it should be, back off the edge and read A River Runs Through It.
Richard Countryman
Not a fan. He may be a tad too arrogant. Great fisherman. Someone should have read this book before publishing. Mind you I'm only about a 1/3 done. I might change my mind.
Good book. Teaches about the pro bass fishing world.
Never Give Up !!!!
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