Jul 29, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This month's meeting features Corey Oakley, Piedmont Fisheries Research Coordinator for NCWRC, and Jessica Baumann, District Fisheries Biologist. Cory will be presenting ongoing fisheries research and angling opportunities in the Piedmont, with a focus on the Eno River.
About the speakers:
Corey Oakley: Originally from New Bern, NC, Corey received his Bachelors of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences from North Carolina State University (NCSU) in 2000 and a Master’s degree in Fisheries Science from NCSU in 2003. His thesis work studied the effects of habitat alterations to sturgeon populations in the Neuse River, NC. Corey has worked in a variety of areas in North Carolina. He has been a fisheries technician for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries and a NC Sea Grant Fellow for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries and NCSU designing fisheries management plans along our coast. In fall of 2003, he began as the District 5 Assistant Fisheries Biologist for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. He is currently the Piedmont Fisheries Research Coordinator for the Commission. Corey’s work focuses on sportfish management throughout the Piedmont Region including Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Striped Bass, Roanoke Bass, crappie and catfish. During his spare time, he enjoys fishing, dove hunting, working on a ’69 VW Beetle and playing with his 5 year old son.
Jessica Baumann: Originally from Augusta, GA, Jessica received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Augusta State University. After college, she spent the next two summers working for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as part of their Stream Survey Team. During her time with the Stream Team, Jessica sampled fish across GA from the mountain trout streams to the south GA swamps. In 2004, Jessica was accepted into the Master’s program at North Carolina State University. She earned her Master’s degree studying the feeding habits of the invasive Flathead Catfish in the upper Cape Fear River basin. In August of 2007, she was hired by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as the Assistant Fisheries Biologist in District 5 and was promoted to District Fisheries Biologist in September of last year. Jessica’s work focuses on sportfish that are located in the central to northern Piedmont region, including Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Striped Bass, and Roanoke Bass. When Jessica isn’t slinging fish, she enjoys hiking and mountain bike riding with her husband and black lab.
Monthly meetings feature informative and entertaining speakers, covering a variety of topics. See the Discussion Board for info about upcoming speakers. We also discuss club business and upcoming events, and usually have a raffle for some nifty prizes.