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The Rockfish Capital

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Weldon earned the nickname \"Rockfish Capital\" because of the popularity of fishing for rockfish, also known as striped bass. Fishermen descended on Weldon in April and May during the striped bass spawning season. Striped bass showed a certain proclivity for the waters of the Roanoke River, much to Weldon's financial benefit. A hatchery was opened to promote the local industry and ensure the population of striped bass.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 53, May 1947, p6-7, 18, il