PROFESSIONAL BASS TOURNAMENT ANGLER and media personality Mike “Ike” Iaconelli fished on Tired Creek Lake this week. He also filmed a segment for his fishing show, according to Grady County Lake Authority Executive Director Mike Binion. (photo courtesy of Mike Binion)
Professional bass tournament angler Mike “Ike” Iaconelli was fishing and filming a segment for his show on Tired Creek Lake this week, according to Grady County Lake Authority Executive Director Mike Binion.
Iaconelli, a southern New Jersey native, has been a fan-favorite professional angler for more than 20 years.
He competes on the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour and is the only angler to ever win the Bassmaster classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship.
Iaconelli hosts the Ike Live bass fishing podcast, Fish My City with Mike Iaconnelli on the National Geographic Channel and the internet video series “Going Ike.”
“This is great publicity for Tired Creek Lake. We appreciate him coming and spending some time on our lake,” Binion said.
The lake will also be spotlighted later this month when the Georgia BASS National High School Fishing tournament comes to Grady County.
According to Binion, some of Georgia’s best high school aged anglers will be competing on Tired Creek Lake on Sunday, Feb. 23. One day prior, high school anglers will compete on Lake Seminole, according to Binion, and then the top 20 will be here to compete.
The Lake Authority’s executive director reminds local residents that when the weather is dry State Park Road is now open as well as the State Park Road boat ramp.
Binion is hopeful there will be good weather on Feb. 23 so that the Georgia BASS National High School Fishing event can be launched from the main ramp off State Park Road.
In related news, the Grady County Lake Authority and Grady County Commission will hold a joint meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12 to discuss the creation of the Tired Creek Lake Growth, Marketing, and Development Committee. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the courthouse.