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    I drive an aquarium!

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  1. FishGuyJosh

    Urban Park Pond Project

    Some from a different session. The larger one had a stubby tail that had healed over. It took a little bite off of him, but still a fun catch...
  2. Here's some catch photos of some fish I've been pulling out of a local urban park pond. The water isn't very big. So I think a twenty would be a high prize from the water. Eighteen is the closest I've gotten so far, but it's been a blast trying!
  3. FishGuyJosh

    A quick introduction and my PB carp

    Sometimes it's incredibly exciting like electro-fishing up huge bass and carp However, other times it's incredibly boring and a lot of research, writing, and reporting. Fortunately the aquarium portion of my job means I get to leave the boring stuff up to otehr people, lol!
  4. FishGuyJosh

    A quick introduction and my PB carp

    Yeah sure! I work for the East Bay Regional Park District in the SF Bay area. Part of my job entails fisheries surveys and management, and the other part is serving as curator for all of the District's aquariums. This includes our 1500 gallon Mobile Fish Exhibit that we take to local elementary schools and special events. When the fish aren't on the road they are housed in our aquarium lab that I manage. The collection consists of freshwater fish (native and nonnative) of the greater Bay area.
  5. FishGuyJosh

    Trakker jacket and t-shirt for sale

    Alright the items are now spoken for. Thanks guys!
  6. FishGuyJosh

    Trakker jacket and t-shirt for sale

    The jacket and shirt are both size medium, and yes I'd sell just the jacket. I'd say 55, and that includes shipping. That would give you about 11 bucks off the retail price and free shipping. I love the jacket. It's so awesome and super warm. Just a touch too snug on me under the arms.
  7. FishGuyJosh

    Trakker jacket and t-shirt for sale

    As a quick follow up, I'll leave this on the table through the weekend. However I need to let the store know my intentions by Monday. So if no one is interested, I'll just ship them back for an exchange.
  8. I was recently given a brand new Trakker jacket and t-shirt from a company in England. Unfortunately they are both just a bit to snug for me, as I seem to lie right between the medium and large sizes. The downside is that it costs quite a bit to ship them back for an exchange. Before I try to send back these two items to exchange them and pay double shipping, I thought I'd put them here to see if anybody was interested in them. They are both brand new with tags and everything. I have left links to each items description from the Trakker page, which includes their size chart since their sizes may run a little different than most. http://trakkerproducts.co.uk/trakker-products/base-xp-jacket/ http://trakkerproducts.co.uk/trakker-products/aztec-t-shirt/ I'm asking 75 bucks for both together and shipping to you which is about 25 bucks below their price new. If you're only interested in one, we can work something out. Just thought I'd put it out there before I tried to deal with international shipping. Thanks!
  9. FishGuyJosh

    Self Photos with Your Smartphone

    Great information, thanks! I have already been using the voice camera option on my phone, but I had a lot of difficulty find the right camera angle and support. I'll definitely have to add this to my equipment.
  10. FishGuyJosh

    A GARgantuan surprise!

    While on a recent trip back to my home town in Louisiana I tried to implement my new carp fishing skills in some old waters. When the turtles and catfish showed up to ruin that idea, I shifted to throwing some live bluegill out to try for big catfish. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across a nice spotted gar. So I shifted tactics again and started focusing solely on gar. That decision ended up giving me the crown jewel of my angling trip back home in the form of this 34 pound beauty of an alligator gar!
  11. Greetings everyone. I joined CAG around the start of the Spring Big Four, and I've been lurking around ever since. So I thought I'd do a quick introduction to say hi. I'm a California carper out in the San Francisco Bay Area. My forum name comes from the fact that I do ANYTHING that has to do fish: marine biologist, fisheries scientist, angler, spear-fisherman, scuba diver, and native fish enthusiast. Oh and I drive an aquarium on wheels for a living! I began carp fishing not quite 2 years ago when I met a buddy originally from England who started showing me the ropes. I've been hooked ever since! Carping has really come to the forefront of my angling targets since this last spring. I've had a great time being a CAG member so far, met some great people, and I had a blast entering my first Big Four in the spring. Here's hoping for many more posts in the future and a few pics of my current PB 25 lb carp, along with a few more that cemented my interest in carping. It was so rewarding to land these fish after scouting, watching, striking out, and finally finding the right area of the swim. Thanks!