Welcome to Tradewinds Tackle! We are celebrating our 45th year of fishing traditions on beautiful Ocracoke Island!

September Fishing On Ocracoke

September marks the beginning of the fall fishing season. The finger mullet migration begins in full force during the month with the first cooler weather, and the mass movement of bait triggers better fishing both on the beach and in the sound.

Large red drum start to show up in better numbers behind the island for inshore boaters, a true sign that fall fishing is on the way. And yet summertime species such as Spanish mackerel and pompano usually stay through the month for surf and inshore fishing.

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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 for a weather station on Ocracoke Island that lets you know what is happening here real time. The weather

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