2010 Grand Rapids Show Update


We were able to sit back a little today and take account of the good things that have come out of the show this weekend.  Strong sales will always lift one’s spirit and I am grateful for that and many other things.  This time of year we get to see many of our friends and professional contacts at one time and in one place.  Once the season gets moving along we will all be chasing bass in different parts of the lake or even the state so now was the time to collaborate, make plans and talk about the good times we’ve had and will have together.  During the first couple days of the show we were enriched with sunshine and high temperatures that meant that a fishing trip in the near future was possible.  The rain and snow on the weekend made the show that much more of an attractive place to be and so it was.

We are home now looking back at the Ultimate Sports Show in Grand Rapids as an event we will be talking about for some time to come.  Looking forward it looks like even better things ahead as the boat gets prepped and brought out to play for the first time in a long time.  It will be a pleasure to see everyone out on the water this season sharing this awesome resource together.


Update on T-Shirts: The MSU Bass Fishing Team T-shirts have been selling fast.  If you still want to support their tournament fishing dreams they have the following still available – Medium in long and short sleeve, 2X and 3X in long sleeve


It was a lively day at the Ultimate Sports Show with customers coming in with all kinds of questions and leaving with good choices in both tackle and information products. The general feeling seems to be that we are all convinced that we will be back on the water very soon.

We’ll get back into the show tomorrow and do it again. The Xtreme Bass Tackle booth will have Captian David Hasty, Mike McGrane, Brian Belevender, Cyrus Ruel and the MSU fishing team around to help anyone who ask for it. I’ll be doing something all day but one thing is for sure, I’ll be at the NBAA stage to do a seminar at 1:00pm with Captain David Hasty where we will tag team Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair so you can get the best results possible the next time you go.

Remember to bring an extra $12 to buy a T-shirt to support the MSU Bass Fishing Team.  They are helping out in the Xtreme Bass Tackle booth and deserve whatever support you can give them as they gather funds to hit the tournament trail.  Learn more about them at their website: Spartan Bassers. Also, read the latest news article off their website about the show: http://spartanbassers.webs.com/apps/blog/show/3174492-grand-rapids-ultimate-sports-show

For more info, directions and times for the Ultimate Sports Show Grand Rapids go to: http://www.showspan.com/USG/DatesTimesAdmission.aspx

For show talk on Great Lakes Bass go to: http://www.greatlakesbass.com/forum/index.php?board=92.0

(c) Wayne Carpenter

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