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Matteson Marine Open House Sat Feb 6, 2010 Featuring George Cochran, Joe Balog

Started by djkimmel, January 14, 2010, 01:37:12 AM

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Help stop invasive spcies. Don't move fish between unconnected bodies of water. Clean, drain and dry your boat before launching on another water body.
Unless clearly stated as such, opinions expressed by Dan Kimmel on this forum are not the opinions or policies of The Bass Federation of Michigan.

Durand Dan

Just got back from Matteson's. The wife and I attended two great seminars by Balog and Cochran. Joe's presentation on Smallies focused on their aggressive habits and how to capitalize on them. George enlightened the group about his favorite baits and how to use them. He was really enthusiastic about the Jackall flick baits and wacky rigging. As he is retiring in two years he talked a lot about his specific techniques with top water and spinner baits. In fact I don't ever remember a Pro teaching so much and not mentioning hardly anything about the manufacturers. My wife and I had a chance to speak with Mr. Cochran at length and found him to be a great person. Oh, I didn't see Mr. Kimmel, he must have slept in. ;D The Cinnamon rolls and the polish sausages' were great!!

Dan

What, Lt. Dan sleeping in when the cinnamon rolls were homemade and coming out by the trays full! I think not.  ;D
I also attended the seminars and thought the two speakers did well. Always a friendly bunch there. I like listening to Balog. He does a good job. Cochran was interesting, but he's not a northern fisherman.
"Not in the clamor of the crowded streets nor in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but within oneself lies victory or defeat."

macbass

looks like in that first picture dan was playing policeman at the donut shop....he was on patrol protecting the cinnamon rolls...

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Eric

Quote from: Durand Dan on February 06, 2010, 03:42:06 PM
Just got back from Matteson's. The wife and I attended two great seminars by Balog and Cochran. Joe's presentation on Smallies focused on their aggressive habits and how to capitalize on them. George enlightened the group about his favorite baits and how to use them. He was really enthusiastic about the Jackall flick baits and wacky rigging. As he is retiring in two years he talked a lot about his specific techniques with top water and spinner baits. In fact I don't ever remember a Pro teaching so much and not mentioning hardly anything about the manufacturers. My wife and I had a chance to speak with Mr. Cochran at length and found him to be a great person. Oh, I didn't see Mr. Kimmel, he must have slept in. ;D The Cinnamon rolls and the polish sausages' were great!!

Was she the one who questioned/told Joe his reel was a "handicap reel"?  That was funy.  Wonder who ever told her that.
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LGMOUTH

Quote from: macbass on February 06, 2010, 07:56:56 PM
looks like in that first picture Dan was playing policeman at the donut shop....he was on patrol protecting the cinnamon rolls...

And we all thought Dan was late, He was just waiting until we all went into Joes seminar so he could have all the Cinnamon rolls to himself.

Quote from: Eric on February 06, 2010, 08:11:01 PM
Was she the one who questioned/told Joe his reel was a "handicap reel"?  That was funny.  Wonder who ever told her that.

Yeah, that was CLASSIC. :D :D :D
When you are in any contest you should work as if there whereto the very last minute a chance to loose it.

djkimmel

Note that I was taking the smallest roll... so everyone else could enjoy the best cinnamon rolls in the business!!

I hit the 2nd shift. BIG crowd. Great turnout. Cochran was very funny and did talk about baits a lot. I have some video. Hope to get a little of it up tomorrow.

Interesting that he was talking about lures that you can get from Lees Global Tackle AND I was just talking about this yesterday with Peter (Bassinkid10) at Lees. I was very interested in reports on the cross tail shad lures. And there was Joe Balog telling a story about his co-angler kicking butt on Lake Champlain drop-shotting that same lure!?!

Peter tells me he has been doing super on St. Clair and Erie using the cross tail shad on a drop shot. I can tell you from a few years ago when I drew him in a BFL on St. Clair that he is an excellent drop shot angler (kicked my butt from the back of the boat). I'm going to have to try some of them this year.

BTW, thanks to all of your support Matteson Marine will be continuing as a GreatLakesBass.com sponsor for 2010, and Lees Global Tackle just extended their support by 9 months. Thanks to all of you in making it possible to keep this site going and growing. I could not do it without you.

Matteson Marine is a family owned and run business long successful  at their south Gun Lake location on Marsh Road - the family has been in the fishing business including boat building and now selling for over 100 years on Gun Lake. They carry a complete line of fishing boats from small aluminum to large fiberglass to meet any anglers needs. Matteson has a well respected service department, selling and servicing all the major motor brands.

Call Vaughn Mills at PHONE: (269) 672-5292
12001 Marsh Rd.
Shelbyville, MI 49344

Help stop invasive spcies. Don't move fish between unconnected bodies of water. Clean, drain and dry your boat before launching on another water body.
Unless clearly stated as such, opinions expressed by Dan Kimmel on this forum are not the opinions or policies of The Bass Federation of Michigan.

Durand Dan

Quote from: LGMOUTH on February 06, 2010, 09:27:07 PM
Quote from: macbass on February 06, 2010, 07:56:56 PM
looks like in that first picture Dan was playing policeman at the donut shop....he was on patrol protecting the cinnamon rolls...

And we all thought Dan was late, He was just waiting until we all went into Joes seminar so he could have all the Cinnamon rolls to himself.

Quote from: Eric on February 06, 2010, 08:11:01 PM
Was she the one who questioned/told Joe his reel was a "handicap reel"?  That was funny.  Wonder who ever told her that.

Yeah, that was CLASSIC. :D :D :D
No that was the couple sitting in front of us.

macbass


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Eric

Quote from: Durand Dan on February 07, 2010, 09:18:56 AM
No that was the couple sitting in front of us.

OK, LGMOUTH and I were sitting right behind you then.
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Durand Dan

Quote from: Eric on February 07, 2010, 11:12:17 AM
OK, LGMOUTH and I were sitting right behind you then.

I'll make sure I introduce myself at the DK Open

Dan

Just an FYI, I finished up a Matteson's Marine Open House entry on my blog on http://teardropbass.com/
I included a few more pictures and a report on the seminars.
"Not in the clamor of the crowded streets nor in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but within oneself lies victory or defeat."

djkimmel

I really, truly, honestly only had 1 of those excellent cinnamon rolls (though I thought about asking if I could take some home ;D... but I didn't).

So did George Cochran do two seminars then? Because I didn't see Durand Dan there... and I know what all the 'Dans' look like. Handsome devils...

I hope everyone took a good look at some of those awesome Ranger Boats too. Apparently that was the real goal... not the cinnamon rolls :D

Help stop invasive spcies. Don't move fish between unconnected bodies of water. Clean, drain and dry your boat before launching on another water body.
Unless clearly stated as such, opinions expressed by Dan Kimmel on this forum are not the opinions or policies of The Bass Federation of Michigan.

Dan

"Not in the clamor of the crowded streets nor in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but within oneself lies victory or defeat."

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