PROSTAFF Brian Rice Captain Jack Sprengel Eric Kerber Walter Bettuchi Dr. Julie Ball Captain Bob Bott Ric Burnley Dante Soriente Roy Leyva Michael Brian McGrath II Kayak Kevin Whitley Captain Ken Zwirko SHORE CATCH Captain Jim Freda Shell E. Caris Greg Cuozzo Captain Gene Quigley
Michael Brian McGrath II
Born in Central New York in 1975
Graduated Onondaga Community College in 1997 in communications & business.
Employed by the Syracuse City School District, working with children of special needs.
Michael is married to his wife, Karin, & has two young children; Ashley & Michael Jr.
The McGrath Family currently resides in the community of Onondaga Hill, Just outside the City of Syracuse, NY.
*Michaelís other hobbies & interests are:
Hockey, wing shooting, bird dogs, vintage autos & planes, great music, good food & drink, cigars, friends, family & traveling.
Business Name : McGrath & Associates Carp Angling Services
Website Address : www.americandrivingvacations.com
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Services provided for fishing industry : International Bait & Tackle R&D
Preferred type of fishing : Fresh Water = 90% , Saltwater = 10%
(numbered in order of importance)
- 1 - Bank fishing Euro-Asian format
- 2 - Advanced wading
- 3 - Canoe/Kayak
- 4 - Boat
The States I do most of my fishing in : NY (preparing to guide abroad)
Web SItes I recommend :
- 1 - www.americancarpsociety.com
- 2 - www.mcfjapan.net
- 3 - http://www.marukyu.com/eng/index.html
- 2 - www.alveyusa.com
- 1 - Promoter & angling-coach for the American Carp Society, Northeast Regional, International Carp Tournament.
- 2 - Onondaga Lakes Childrenís angling program & carp tournament. Syracuse NY, Central NY
- 3 - 2008 Montezuma Wildlife Refuges, carp angling program. First, Federally funded Carp angling event in NYS history.
- 4 - Founding Father of 2 & 3 listed above
- 5 - Alvey Reels of Australia- Promoting & fishing their reels. Founder of Team Alvey, Coarse Angling Division.
- 6 - Marukyu Baits of Japan- First North American carp-angler to sample, promote this fine Japanese carp (multi-species) bait. One of the founding members of Marukyu Baits of North America.
- 7 - Member of American Carp Society www.americancarpsociety.com
- 8 - North American, Carp Anglers Group www.carpanglersgroup.com
- 9 - Pro Staff For AquaSkinz
International Film & Media :
- 1 - Summer of 1998 UK, professional, multi-species angler-television host Keith Arthur.
- 2 - Spring of 1999 UK, professional, carp angler Robert Hughes & Simon Crow.
- 3 - Summer of 2001 UK, professional, multi-species angler Nigel Brotherway.
- 4 - Summer of 2006 Japanese, professional, multi-specie angler & entrepreneur Katsuyoshi.
Fukuyama of www.gear-lab.com
- 5 - Summer of 2007 Japanese, professional, multi-species angling troop from Marukyu baits of Japan.
- 1 - Contributing author to the following Japanese publications
- 2 - Koi Tsuri, fall of 2008 Promoting carp angling in central NYS via, cover page photo & following article.
- 3 - Carp Fishing, New Style www.e-tsuribito.jp
A. Fall of 2007- Autism Awareness & international carp, American carp tournaments, NYS carp promotions.
B. Spring of 2008- American rivers...
C. Summer of 2008- Shimano & American Carp...
D. Spring of 2009- Japanese baits techniques for the American carp...
- 4 - Post Standard, Syracuse-Central NY newspaper. www.syracuse.com
A. Summer of 2004 CNY carp angling
B. Summer of 2005 CNY-International carp angling
C. Summer of 2006 Japanese-American carp angling promotions
D. Spring of 2007 American carp tournament promotions
Angling Apprenticeships :
- 1 - 4 years under Mr. Brian Holand of, Waterville NY. Reg. American carp utilizing UK theory & technique.
- 2 - 6 years under a cast of 8 Japanese carp anglers. Reg. American carp utilizing Japanese theory & technique. I have fished under Marukyu baits for 4 years.
- 3 - 3 years under Mr. Peter Thompson of, Syracuse NY. Reg. American sport-fish, Atlantic salmon & tackle-craft.
- 4 - 2 years under Mr. William Nauge of Republic of South, Africa. Reg. International, commercial angling, tackle craft & angling history.