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Title: Wonderland Marine
Post by: stackenem on March 19, 2008, 07:15:43 PM
Haven't heard anything lately are they still having their fishing show next weekend???/
Title: Re: Woderland Marine
Post by: Eric on March 19, 2008, 08:56:46 PM
Yes.  This is a can't miss event.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 20, 2008, 01:31:04 AM
Next Saturday and Sunday March 29 & 30 at Wonderland Marine West (http://www.wonderlandmarinewest.com/) in Howell. Free parking and free entry to seminars and more tackle than last year. Free food too!! I'll be there both days.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: JCOOPER on March 20, 2008, 09:49:27 AM
Finally something on a Sunday and I still cant make it.  Both of my little ones are being Baptized that day. 
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: josh617 on March 20, 2008, 10:05:54 AM
they had Dan at "free food."
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 20, 2008, 11:09:30 PM
Always...
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: UAWBigDog on March 21, 2008, 07:25:22 PM
How about some of those cinnamon rolls that DK always brags about, are they going to have some of those too???  I like Cinnamon Rolls..........especially gooey ones............ :P

BD           ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 21, 2008, 11:28:02 PM
No cinnamon rolls this time... plenty of hot dogs maybe...?? I haven't actually asked for the menu. I just trust in the good taste of my fellow anglers ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: DDBethke on March 22, 2008, 01:32:43 PM
Dan and company,

I will be there as well demonstrating the Power-Poleā„¢ System and some Optimum Bait products as well!

I'll see you there...

Duane
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 22, 2008, 01:36:51 PM
Good to hear Duane. I like the Power Pole. I would eventually like to have one on a boat since I do like my shallow water fishing... ;D

You'll hear from me tomorrow too by email. Talk to you soon.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on March 23, 2008, 09:29:29 PM
I'll be there too.  Got plenty of the good stuff including St. Clair Crayfish.  Here is a list from their published flyer about who will be there:

Lunch Money Lures
KD Outdoors
Mikes RX Baits
Wolverine Tackle
Xtreme Bass Tackle
Powell Rods
Fish Hedz
Doug Hannon wave spin reels
Complete Battery Source
World Wide Marine Insurance

That and seminars with:
Joe Balog
Bryan Coats
Eric Olsen
Chip Cartwright
Bob Brunner

...and boat show pricing and incentives.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 23, 2008, 09:39:04 PM
Only 15 more posts and you'll no longer be a fry Wayne!!!
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: Eric on March 24, 2008, 08:09:28 AM
We are coming over Saturday.  Anyone for a "business meeting" afterward for some socializing?
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: Wolf_fisherman on March 24, 2008, 08:48:24 AM
Can someone help me with directions out there? not familiar with the area i live in roseville 696 94 interchange
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: Cheetam on March 24, 2008, 09:30:45 AM
We are coming over Saturday.  Anyone for a "business meeting" afterward for some socializing?
I could probably be persuaded into holding a business meeting... ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: Bender on March 24, 2008, 09:33:31 AM
Just take 696 West and when it ends get on 96 West. Take that to Exit 141 and take a right at the stoplight. Then go about 3/4 of a mile and it is on the right.
Going home you can't get back on 96 there, you will have to take a right out of Wonderland and go towards Brighton and get on 96 at exit 145.
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=42.564271,-83.824568&spn=0.032619,0.10849&z=14
It is on Grand River Ave. Just west of Door Rd.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: Eric on March 24, 2008, 09:51:39 AM
Is there a semimar schedule yet?  I need to know how early I need to get up.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on March 24, 2008, 10:58:58 AM
Now there's a reel goal Dan...14, 13 and counting!
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 24, 2008, 12:44:31 PM
Now there's a reel goal Dan...14, 13 and counting!

You'll graduate into a full fledged fingerling!!! :o
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on March 25, 2008, 01:23:15 PM
Yeah Dan, working on it...14, 13, ....
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on March 28, 2008, 09:02:43 PM
I just came from setting up my booth at the Wonderland Marine show and it looks like it will be a good one.  Lots of bass tackle from a lot of vendors and boat sales too.  See you at the show!
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: fiker on March 29, 2008, 08:16:49 AM
Don't forget to wear your red hook.
That's how we can tell who's a GLB member when we're not in cyber space.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 29, 2008, 11:47:28 AM
I've given out a few more red hooks already this morning. I have a few left. They are FREE today until they're gone. Make sure you stop by and say hi - I'M RIGHT INSIDE THE DOOR!!! YOU CAN'T MISS ME (unless I'm out back by the FREE hotdogs and other good stuff to eat!!)
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on March 30, 2008, 12:16:24 AM
It's not too late to get down here and check out some great stuff.  Some of the best-of-the-best in the bait industry are here in person.   You can check out what they have and ask them directly what works best and what they plan to do for 2008.

Snack Daddy and Crooked Creek baits are here too!
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 30, 2008, 01:07:37 AM
And St. Clair Crayfish...

I'll see about getting some pictures up tomorrow.

Here's one more from Wayne for now:
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on March 30, 2008, 10:34:35 PM
From the conversations I had with the distributors, it looks like they are all looking to make even more cool stuff than they already have available to us this year.  I strongly recommend supporting these small business folks (sure, I'm one too).  I believe they take more time thinking about what fishes best in our waters and for our type of fish than the corporate types.  Each one of them can tell you a lot about how effective a bait can be on our home waters.  That's worth a lot by itself.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on March 31, 2008, 04:29:49 PM
Most importantly of all...thank you Wonderland Marine for sponsoring the event and making everyone feel welcome with plenty of food, prizes, shuttles, seminars and more.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: djkimmel on March 31, 2008, 11:26:18 PM
Ditto, almost fingerling ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: UAWBigDog on April 01, 2008, 05:56:21 PM
He only needs five more........... :o   :o    :o   :o   :o   :o


BD            ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on April 01, 2008, 09:57:40 PM
Is there like a graduation party or something that goes with this distinction?
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: UAWBigDog on April 02, 2008, 05:26:58 AM
Not really Wayne but it may be an excuse to have one and go to Hooters............. ;).

BD           ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on April 02, 2008, 02:22:53 PM
Only if there is one connected to Lake St. Clair!  Let's get out soon...
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: joshimoto son on April 02, 2008, 03:26:32 PM
TA DAHHHHHH!!!!

You did it Wayne Carpenter... how do you feel?
(interject... "I'm going to Disney World" right here)

The limo will be by soon to pick you up and take you to the Hall of Fingerlings where you will begin your graduation ceremony and live at least a full year (at the rate you're going ;D) until you make it to your next level.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on April 02, 2008, 08:46:50 PM
Yeah, good idea...better grow fast!  Actually, it does feel pretty good and would recommend the experience to anyone.  Especially when done around such great friends who help to remind you regularly, on or off-line about your status on the board.  Oops...gotta go, the limo's here to take me to the next level (at least I hope that's where the guys in the white van and white labcoats are taking me).
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: UAWBigDog on April 02, 2008, 09:13:11 PM
Congratulations Wayne on making it to the next level here at GLBass.com.  I want to know how you got a limo.  I just recently made legend and all I got was a decal for my truck.  Not that I am complaining about a decal.  It looks good on the truck.  But a limo?!?!  You lucky duck............ ;)

BD           ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: Cheetam on April 02, 2008, 09:16:16 PM
You got a sticker?  All I got was a rock...
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on April 02, 2008, 09:35:08 PM
The limo comes with a free jacket too...a straight one.  Thursday is visiting day if you ever want to stop by.  I like chocolate. 

Legend is way cool though.  A I recall, the crowds were parting in front of you at the show.  That's worth something.  Keep it up!
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: UAWBigDog on April 02, 2008, 09:43:58 PM
Worth what............I am certainly not getting rich here.  I noticed the crowds parting..........however I did shower that day.  Must have been the cologne.  Cheap stuff.  Had the distinct scent of garlic.  Someone accused me of using garlic fish attractant for cologne.  That's how I got my wife   :o

jcheetam got a rock.  What kind of rock was it???  You never asked what the sticker said and I don't think I can post it here.  :o  I may have been better off with a rock.  At least I could have thrown it at someone if needed.

BD           ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on April 03, 2008, 06:10:11 PM
It doesn't look like jcheetam can post what the rock was any more than you can what your sticker said.  Notice the syntax: rock...  There's a hidden meaning there and it might be hidden forever.
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: UAWBigDog on April 03, 2008, 11:18:45 PM
Hhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm................ ???

BD         ;D
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: Cheetam on April 04, 2008, 11:04:57 AM
No hidden meaning.  Just a quote from the great philanthropist and scholar Charles "Charlie" Brown. To Paraphrase:
Child 1: "I got a Candy Bar"
Child 2: "I got a popcorn ball"
Charlie: "All I got was a rock"
Title: Re: Wonderland Marine
Post by: WayneC on April 04, 2008, 10:38:53 PM
Way to go!  Forgot all about that but love the nostalgia of it all.  It went right over my head.

Get on www.greatlakesbass.com and get some culture too!