Billy Strings Joins Pro Bass Angler Mike Iaconelli For Some Chesapeake Bay Bass Fishing

Billy String Mike Iaconelli
Mike Iaconelli Fishing

Billy Strings might be one of the best bluegrass pickers in the world right now, but the man also knows how to catch some fish.

When Billy isn’t shredding up on stage, and winning Grammys, you can often find him with a rod in his hand, landing big bucketmouths on Nashville’s Percy Priest lake.

Recently, he joined Bassmaster Elite Series pro fisherman, Mike Iaconelli, for some cold water blade bait fishing on the East Coast.

If you know anything about pro bass fishing, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Mike. The New Jersey native is the only angler to ever win the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year, and the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship. He has a great YouTube channel and podcast where he offers up a ton of tips and tricks for bass fishermen of all skill levels.

And on the latest edition of “Going Ike,” Mike and Billy hit the flats of the Upper Chesapeake Bay to do a little shallow water blade bait fishing.

Blade baits are a staple up here in Wisconsin where I live, particularly during the cold winter months before ice up. Usually, we work them in deeper water, yo-yo-ing it up off the bottom and letting it flutter back down for those lethargic wintering fish. And that’s exactly what Mike and Billy were doing, only in shallow water, up under docks and against sea walls. Same approach, different location.

Mike was using a spinning setup with a 1/2 and 3/8th ounce Molix Trago Vib Blade Bait, and of course… it worked. They were putting them in the boat.

Check it out:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock