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May Fishing Ocracoke

May is our peak spring fishing month on Ocracoke Island. Whether surf fishing, inshore, or offshore, there is a chance for the catch of a lifetime. The fishing will change from only seeing early spring species such as drum and bluefish to including summertime fish such as cobia, Spanish mackerel, and pompano.

Whether you like fishing for sea mullets along the beach or trolling for dolphin offshore, May can be a great month around Ocracoke. And the most excitement will probably be generated by near-shore cobia!

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With a sad heart, we share the news that Bob Sebrell passed away yesterday. He and Nancy spent so many years here at Tradewinds Tackle making friends and sharing their love of fishing. Bob will truly be missed by so many. ... See MoreSee Less

With a sad heart, we share the news that Bob Sebrell passed away yesterday. He and Nancy spent so many years here at Tradewinds Tackle making friends and sharing their love of fishing. Bob will truly be missed by so many.Image attachment


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Keep smiling Bob no more pain or sickness.. and endless 🐠

One of my best memories fishing on Ocracoke was with Bob and Nancy when the 30-40lb class stripers came down in the winter time and blitzed on the beach. I will never forget that day. Probably will never experience again. Rest in peace Bob and so sorry for your loss Nancy.

That was a special man.everytime I got on the island i stopped and he never forgot my name and always knew where to fish. Will be missed

Always a gentleman with a smile for everyone....a good man!!

Great guy. Always friendly and willing to help an out of towner with some tips or tricks. Looked forward to seeing Bob and Nancy every time we visited the island. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends. 🙏

Such a gentle soul. We love you nancy. ❤️❤️

So sorry Nancy. He’s in a better place now. Bob was one of the nicest men I’ve ever known. Always smiling!

December 4, 1999. Stripers all day on eels and metal. Bob caught a 42 pounder. Very sad to hear the news.

Rest In Peace Bob. Tight Lines.

Sad news, we are praying for his family and friends!

That’s so sad Bob and Nancy were great folks at Tradewinds every time I was on Ocracoke, that’s where it started for my fishing. Rest easy Bob

We send our deepest sympathy to his family and the Ocracoke community!!Bob will! Be greatly missed..we remember when he got the Trade winds!!a very young man!! Stan and Treva Fuller

My deepest condolences to Nancy and to Nancy and Bob’s family and friends.

Prayers of comfort and love🙏🏻

So sorry, Nancy. What a great guy.

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He will be missed.

Loved going into Tackleshack and getting advice from Bob. Rest In Peace. Praying for Nancy.

Rest in Peace Bob. Prayers for you and your family. 🙏

So very sorry to hear this😥. Rest In Peace Bob🙏🏻

Awe. So sorry to read this news. A good man, a great couple. 🙏🎈

So sorry to hear this. Charles and I had many talks with Bob and Nancy at Tradewinds Tackle.

Wow. Haven't been down there in a bunch of years, but I remember his kindness

My heart goes out to you, Nancy. Bob's life touched so many in a happy ocean of sharing the good stuff. (Secret spots included!) May all your catches bring you good times and smiles of your life together well lived. Love you dearly😘

So sorry to hear of his passing💔Loved Bob and thought the world of him. He will be greatly missed by his loving and caring family and friends.

We always loved Bob Sebrell! Had some wonderful memories when Brandon and Ashley were little. We are so sorry Ashley and Rob and will pray for you! I know Brandon was really sad to hear this news!

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