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First Season of “My World with Mike Iaconelli” a Big Hit

COLUMBIA, S.C.  –– The exciting inaugural season of Mike Iaconelli’s new television series “My World With Mike Iaconelli” came to a close Monday night with the epic season finale featuring LPGA Tour Professional, Marina Alex.

To recap the second half of the show’s inaugural season, in Episode Four Iaconelli stepped into the ring with UFC Fighter Jim Miller and experienced firsthand how tough being a fighter truly is. When Miller was able to hop in the boat with Iaconelli, both were able to see that in their respective sports, there are no days off.  In Episode Five with Professional Bull Rider Keyshawn Whitehorse, Iaconelli took this adventure by the reins and came face-to-face with what life is like as a traveling professional bull rider before inviting Whitehorse onto the front deck of his bass boat to experience the mental stamina and patience required of a professional angler.

In the sixth and final episode with LPGA Tour Professional Marina Alex, Iaconelli broke out the clubs to face one of the most talented athletes in women’s golf and quickly learned that focus and coordination is the name of the golf game. Alex then put away her clubs and picked up a spinning rod while they compared the crossover mindset needed in both sports.

After the first season, one thing is certain; Iaconelli and his guests are dedicated to their sports and passionate about sharing their industries with others. Season one reeled in attention from those who fish and gained the attention of those who do not…yet!

Check out the lures, rods, reels and techniques that worked during each episode on Ike’s YouTube series “Ike In the Shop” on his YouTube channel:

Ep. 1 – Lane Johnson
Ep. 2 – Martin Truex Jr.
Ep. 3 – Kyle Troup
Ep. 4 – Jim Miller
Ep. 5 – Keyshawn Whitehorse
Ep. 6 – Marina Alex

effeccc9 7358 6b8d ef8c 6db484b58793About Mike Iaconelli: Mike Iaconelli, an icon in the world of professional bass fishing, is a South Philadelphia native who now lives in New Jersey. He’s had a passion for fishing since childhood and has been competing in fishing tournaments since high school. Iaconelli has won, or come close to winning, almost every major award in tournament bass fishing, most notably the 2003 Bassmaster Classic, 2006 Angler-of-the-Year awards. For more information, visit

My World With Mike Iaconelli: is produced by Professional Edge Fishing, Inc. in association with Pure Fishing and Northern Lights Communications, Inc. Executive Producers Mike Iaconelli, Becky Iaconelli and Jeff Olsen.

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