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big spotted gar
About 25 anglers (most of them CRE types) navigated the Trinity River last month catching around two dozen fish, including this 24 lb spotted gar by Lee Goggin (who snapped at least one fishing pole trying to land this monster). Cushman & Wakefield exec director Mike Wyatt (in orange) came up with the aptly named Carpe Diem event five years ago, bringing the CRE brokerage community out to fish in the river as a fundraiser for Trinity Commons Foundation. Mike says you too can fish in the Trinity River. As for eating them, an avid fisherman we know looked up the laws and assures us catch and release is the way to go in the Trinity in Dallas.
Bill McClung, Grant Pruitt, Mike Wyatt and Robbie Baty
Mike (second from right), with Cushman’s Bill McClungGrant Pruitt and Robbie Baty, says the event includes a river guide, canoes, and a float down the river that takes the group by downtown. Raising about $5k, Mike says “we raise a whole lot more in intellectual capital measured in the awareness and education of our participants about the river's history, habitat, and future development.” On the business side of things, we hear from Capstar that Robbie is repping an undisclosed firm in the market for 55k to 100k SF of plug-n-play, call center space in Far North Dallas, Richardson/Plano, or Carrolton. Nothing fishy about that.