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Winter Fishing Ocracoke

What To Expect Fishing Ocracoke in December, January, and February

December brings an end to the tourist season, with very few people visiting the island. The people that do visit mai find only one or two restaurants and motels staying open for the winter. But there is a special opportunity for those few visitors to enjoy the solitude and quiet, open beaches. Weather can vary from a beautiful blue sky to windy gray, so come prepared for the season.
Surf fishermen fish for puppy drum, black drum, and speckled trout. While most of the black drum are caught with shrimp, most of the speckle trout will be caught using artificial baits. Puppy drum can usually be caught with either artificial lures or bait, depending on the water clarity. Clear water will favor the artificial lures Read More

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Tradewinds Tackle Shop

We are a retail tackle and bait shop on Ocracoke Island that specializes in all surf, inshore, and offshore fishing needs as well as beach goods and clothing. You can find over 100 different models of rods and reels from

Ocracoke Weather & Tides

Ocracoke Weather What should you pack to wear this week? How does the weather look this week for fishing?  Click here on the link to a weather station on Ocracoke Island that lets you know what is happening here real

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of our most frequent questions regarding our products we sell in the shop, fishing on Ocracoke, rules and regulations while fishing on the island, fees, permits, access and other miscellaneous questions. If you need additional information, please