Hobie gets behind superstar angler Mike ‘Ike’ Iaconelli
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Mike Iaconelli – the only angler to have won the Bassmaster Classic, The Bassmaster Angler of the Year and the BASS Nation Championship – has teamed up with top kayak fishing brand Hobie.
The Oceanside, California company will be at this weekend’s Bassmaster Classic cheering Ike on. It says: “Bassmaster Elite series anglers like Ike are hands down the best in the world. Discovering that he respects the stealth and flat-out fish-catching utility of a Hobie MirageDrive kayak is not surprising.”
“The MirageDrive technology is a game changer for kayak fishing,” said Iaconelli. ‘Not only is it quiet, it gives anglers the ability to use their hands while fishing. Think about trying to fish a boat dock on a windy day. The MirageDrive lets me keep the kayak in any position around the dock while I fish every section.
“At the end of the day, the more time I have to put my lures in front of as many fish as I can, the more I will catch. My Hobie gives me the flexibility to hold the kayak in one area if I need to slow down and fish finesse techniques.
“If I want to pick up the pace I am able to use the MirageDrive to get to more fishing spots quickly and I can cover a ton of water with a reaction bait like a topwater, swim jig or crankbait.”