Avid Fisherman Owen Mulvey-McFerron Catches NOAA Internship While Studying Fisheries Science

There is a 17.5-inch Largemouth Bass with a voracious appetite methodically swishing its tail back and forth as it propels through the lily pad stalks beneath Lake Fred’s surface. Avid fisherman Owen Mulvey-McFerron, who hails from landlocked Fairfax, Va., knows this fish exists because it was the first-place trophy catch at the Stockton Fishing Club’s Bass Tournament he hosted last spring as the club president.

Mulvey-McFerron, a Marine Science and Environmental Studies double major, is starting his third year at Stockton, but with his advanced placement credits from high school, he’s already a senior.

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