A top U.S. bass fishing pro has just announced he’s bringing his foundation’s popular celebrity tournament to North East, Maryland next June– its first time being held on the Bay.
According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service statistics, 43 percent of freshwater anglers fish for largemouth bass, helping to make it a $60-billion dollar industry. And in the star-studded world of professional bass fishing, there are few bigger stars than Mike Iaconelli. He’s the only angler to have won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.
In 2014, Iaconelli and his wife Becky created The Ike Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to get more kids to fish and spend time outdoors. They do this by supporting youth fishing clubs, civic groups and charitable organizations that promote sport fishing as well as promote the responsible use of the planet’s natural resources.
One of the highlights of the…