I plan on going again this year to the Muskie Expo, most likely on Apr. 5th to attend Larry Dahlberg's seminar. The location has moved this year to Concordia University in St. Paul.
In regards to the bucktails, I used the Assassin-X last year on Lake Vermilion. Great bait and super vibration but a pain to reel in... Although I didn't catch anything on it, I think it would work great as a follow-up bait on a following fish, however. I am a big fan now of the Cowgirls!
Nam D. Nguyen
Nguyen's Fishing Adventures