Day 2 of my #bassmastermarshal
experience started off at 5:00am Saturday in the boat yard when I found out I was paired with @mikeiaconelli
. I couldn’t believe my incredible luck, especially after riding with #bigfishbobbylane
on day 1. Ike was super down to earth and could not have been nicer. He said hello to every fan and made it a point to sign an autograph for every young person that came by before blast off. After a VERY COLD 25 minute ride at 70+ MPH to his first spot, I got up on the back deck trying to warm back up not realizing that I was about to see something incredible go down.
First cast, Ike had one slap at the crank bait and miss it. On the, second cast he catches a 4+, and I update #basstrakk
and send in the pictures to the studio. On the next cast or maybe the 4th cast, Ike catches a 4.5+. Ike is fired up at this point and is cutting up with the #floatilla
On the other side of the tracks #dt6totheface
. Once I update everything again @jm_associates
is calling me on Skype to get Ike on live. For the next 2 hours Ike absolutely smashes them catching no less than 15 maybe 20, and I did my best to video it for #bassmasterlive
. Once Ike moved and got to a more open pocket, @robbiefloyd329
brought over an actual #livecamera
to better cover Ike. I forgot to mention that at this point my phone is #blowingup
from everyone texting me about me getting to be on live and getting #shoutout
from Zona, Davy, and Tommy.
For pretty much the rest of the day I rode with @robbiefloyd329.
Robbie was great to cut up with and learn about the production side of the pro fishing world. I really appreciate Robbie including me by being his camera guy for a couple of his coverage spots on the water and then flipping it interviewing me. It was a thrill to get to talk with @mark_zona_fishing @davyhite
and Tommy. That’s when my phone really #blewup
after Zona called me the “The South Knoxville Stud”. Not long after all this, I got back in the boat with Ike to head back to the ramp. Then to @tbarena
to watch him weigh in.
@bass_nation #bassmasterclassic #day2 #goingike @ikeliveshow #dt6totheface #hookedup #southknoxvillestud