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Ike's sick kicker

Mike Iaconelli threw himself into contention — and then threw up — with one epic bass

Updated: March 13, 2009, 9:37 PM ET
By Sam Eifling | ESPNOutdoors.com

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DEL RIO, Texas — Ike's big fish was so sick that Ike, too, got sick.

The weigh-in at the Bassmaster Elite Series' first event of the season, the OPTIMA Batteries Battle on the Border, hit a virtual standstill when Mike Iaconelli lugged a 12-pound, 13-ounce bass across the stage.

The wiry New Jersey pro has made a living whacking big fish and become a bass fishing household name through his demonstrative antics on the water. But he topped himself ...

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