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

April Fishing On Ocracoke

April is the best spring time month to catch big red drum in the surf on Ocracoke Island. These citation sized fish (greater than 40” in length) begin to show up in good numbers as the water warms into the lower 60’s.

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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