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November 2015

Tuesday, November 10,

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Annual Members Exhibit A call to all Chowan Arts Council members who want to enter their artwork for judging by the entire membership. You can be professional or non-professional to enter. The winners will be the featured artists in the Members’ Choice Show. Opening Reception and Exhibit running through early December. Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm Place: Chowan Arts Council Fee: N/A Phone: 252-482-8005 Email: Website: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Architectural Walking Tours Historic Edenton State Historic Site offers walking tours featuring Edenton’s diverse architectural styles each Wednesday 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25 Time: 9 am - 5 pm Place: Historic Edenton State Historic Site - 108 N Broad Street Phone: 252-482-2637 Email: Website: Sunday, November 1,8,15, 2015 Cupola House Opening The Cupola House will be open on Sundays from 11 am - 2 pm during the month of November. Stop by for a visit and enjoy! Time: 11 am - 2 pm Place: Cupola House Website: For information about Edenton and Chowan County, call: 252-482-0300 or 800-775-0111 Order your ad online.... anytime. If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds , you also have access to our social media. 14 Albemarle Tradewinds November 2015

STRIPER FISHING By Jimmy Fleming Early fall is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s not just because of the cooler temperatures and less grass to mow, but because fall marks the start of STRIPER fishing season. Stripers are also known as Striped Bass, Rockfish, or Rock and are found throughout the Albemarle Sound and its surrounding waters. Second only to the Chesapeake Bay, the Albemarle-Pamlico Sounds is at the top of the list for largest estuarine systems. It drains over 30,000 square miles between two states, five major river basins – Chowan, Roanoke, Pasquotank, Tar-Pamlico, and Neuse – and a number of beaches, marshes, and bottom land forests. To cover the Sounds’ entire region, one would cross more than 9,299 miles of freshwater rivers and streams and over 1.8 million acres of brackish, estuarine waters. Wind-driven tides and relatively shallow water characterize its seven sounds – Albemarle, Currituck, Croatan, Pamlico, Bogue, Core, and Roanoke. The region’s rivers are an intricate part of habitat life as well, as they provide spawning grounds for striped bass, shad, herring, and other fish that live in the oceans but migrate up freshwater rivers to spawn. The season for stripers usually begins October 1st and runs through April 30th which offers a seven month period of great fishing. Stripers can be caught from the shore, piers, and bridges but the preferred way is by boat. Most fishermen like to troll, cast, or jig with artificial lures using medium spinning or casting tackle with 12 lb – 20lb test line. The size limit for stripers in the Albemarle waters is a minimum of 18 inches long and the creel limit is 3 fish per person per day. Some of the best striper locations in my area are Albemarle Sound Bridge, Manns Harbor Bridge, Alligator River Bridge, Pasquatank River, Chowan River, Roanoke River, Scuppernong River, Alligator River, and any area of the sound where there is a drop off, ledge, or structure. The next best thing to catching stripers is eating stripers! There are many ways to prepare stripers for the table. They can be cleaned whole by heading, gutting, and scaling (for fish to be baked or grilled). They can be filleted with either the skin on (for frying, broiling, or grilling) or they can be filleted out of the skin for a milder flavor and to be cut up in nuggets or fingers. Get out on some of northeastern North Carolina’s beautiful Albemarle area waters this season for a great striper fishing experience. Definitely finish the trip off with a tasty meal of stripers any way you like them: baked, fried, stewed, grilled, or broiled. Hope to see you out on the water!!! Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation Join us for Food Truck Hump Days on the Great Bridge Waterways! Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 4 PM - Dusk through October located at Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Park (1775 Historic Way, Chesapeake, VA 23320). This is a “don’t miss” community event! The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation (GBB&WHF), Eat The Streets 757, and Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism came together to create this fabulous event series and fundraiser featuring the Chesapeake Fire Department and more! Bring your family, chairs, and appetites to historic Battlefield Park for dinner and fun... Food Trucks PLUS free family-friendly activities including free Docent Tours! Have a delicious dinner, enjoy a nice evening out at the park, and help support a truly important project. A percentage of all food sales benefit the Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation. Special events such as these raise both public awareness and vital funding for the Battlefield and Waterways Park and Museum/Visitor Center, and the participation and support of the local community and friends help to ensure this important project’s success. Learn firsthand the significance of the waterways and battle that took place in our own backyqard by taking a free docent tour. For more information, please contact GBB&WHF at 757-482-4480 or All of our clients get their own QR code for free when purchasing an ad. Albemarle Tradewinds November 2015 15