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If you had a choice, which would you choose given the following scenarios and why. I don't know the specifics of what each person will be speaking about.

Scenario 1:

2 hour drive each way

$255 total cost plus incidentals

Speakers - Jimmy Houston, Woo Daves, Shaw Grigsby, Mike DelVisco, Joe Thomas, Mike Auten

Scenario 2:

2.5 hour drive each way

$265 total cost plus incidentals

Speakers - Jimmy Houston, George Cochran, Ken Cook, Randy Howell, Mike Auten, Joe Balog

Scenario 3:

5 hour drive each way

$365 total cost plus one lost day (unpaid) at work plus incidentals

Speakers - Kevin VanDam, Mike Iaconelli, Ken Cook, Mark Menendez, Randy Howell, Tony Bean

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Go with scenario 1.  It really doesn't matter that much who is doing the speaking as they all basically cover certain topics that pertain to the local conditions.  There is a lot of information presented and go armed with questions as they are more than happy to address your needs.  Jimmy Houston is a hoot and the others all have good things to add.  Take the time and money you save from scenario 3 and book a charter day or buy some tackle and gas to practice what you learned.

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I'd have to go with 2, but I'd LOVE to see KVD!!! I've seen Jimmy (very informative and entertaining), Woo (great presenter with a wealth of information!) and Mike DelVisco (wasn't real thrilled with his seminar) that's why I wouldn't go with 1.

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I'd say 1 or 2, having seen some of these guys on TV and reading some of their stuff, you're still going to pick up good tips.  Plus, you're not out as much dough!  BASS U. is coming to St. Louis, where I live, and the presenters are Jimmy Houston, Larry Nixon, George Cochran, Gary Klein and Davy Hite.  I really want to go, but the weekend is Feb. 4 & 5, which is not a good weekend for me.   :o>:(

TC

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I'd go to #3.  I couldn't pass up the oppertunity to learn from the best (KVD) IMHO.

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I'd look at why I'm going first, just to meet these individuals or learn a technique.  What am I looking to learn. #3 appeals to me more.

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I would figure out what topics they where covering and which ones you wanted to enhance or needed help on.

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I'D HAVE TO GO WITH #3 JUST BECAUSE OF KVD. MY STYLE IS MORE LIKE HIS AND I'D WANT TO HEAR EVERYTHING HE HAS TO SAY.

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I tried to get an agenda for the presentations but they didn't have one. I would like to see KVD and Ike, because I think they have the most to offer in terms of practical knowledge that will improve success, but if they are going to cover the same info as the others, then I will save my money. I don't know if they are teaching in a general way, or if each is giving a talk about their specific strengths. Anyone know the answer to that? Also, it indicates that they are offering a 15% discount at BPS on certain items. Anyone know what kind of items are excluded? Thanks for all your help.

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I attended BMU in Cincinatti OH, 2004. I saw KVD, George Cochran, Dion Hibdon, Shaw Grigsby, Mike DelVisco plus one other I can't remember. KVD, Hibdon, Cochran, were awesome! Would rate others as good. Dion is absolutely hilarious puls very informative. KVD, just plain awesome all the way around. Cochran was also awesome as a teacher. Only thing I didn't care for about the whole weekend was I kind of got tired of certain pros really hammering their sponsors products to us, but heck I guess that's what their paid to do.

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To me this is a no brainer.  #1 has great pros.  Is only two hours away and is the cheapest.  #3 Is impressive because Of Ike an KVD but a 5 hour drive each way for me ain't gonna happen, so add a motel room and some meals to the already too expensive trip, more even if another days pay has to be lost.  

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I'd have to go with #3.I'd really love to hear KVD and Ike speak.My dream presenters would be Denny Braur and Gary Klein for their pitchin'/flippin' prowess and throw in Zell Rowland for his topwater ability.

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I'd go with #1 since I'm already going to be able to meet KVD, not that I'm trying to brag or anything ;), I'm going to the Bassmaster U in Hampton VA. The presenters are KVD, Ike, Jimmy Houston, Gary Klein, George Cochran, and there's a few more I can't remember right now.

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#3 without a doubt!

KVD is...well, KVD.

Ike is...well, Ike!

Menendez is a "local" favorite for me since we're both from Kentucky.

That would be part of my dream line up, along with Skeet Reese.

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#1. KVD-nuff said


#2. Ike- to see what all the fuss is about


#3. Ken Cook- He's a biologist, I think


#4. Mark Menendez- Met him once & he was great, sat around & talked like an old friend


#5. Randy Howell- like the way he talks


#6. Tony Bean- smallmouth man


Opinions are like elbows most people have at least one ;) ;)

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