When Jim's not designing Dallas Area Rapid Transit light-rail routes through downtown or lunching with John Wiley Price, he can be found most days fishing from the banks of the Trinity River; he's easy to spot, as his tin-foil cap is quite reflective on a sunny day. Hence, his enthusiasm for this event on November 6: the Trinity Commons Foundation's 2009 Carpe Diem Classic Fishing Tournament and Fun River Paddle. Entry fees ain't cheap: It'll run you $200 to fish alone, and $350 with a boat full of teammates. Per the press release from City Hall, a few tips:
Caps and shirts are included with the entry fee, but Jim's got the cap covered. He also doesn't need the T-shirt -- he'll be wearing this one.
- The most successful teams were those that went after catfish with "home made - secret recipe" bait.
- Channel Cats and Blue Cats are abundant in the Trinity. Bass, Crappie, and Spotted Gar have been caught as well!
- So "Ferris Bueller" it and take a day off to enjoy our great waterway thru the Trinity River Forest and the future Calatrava Bridge!