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

May Fishing On 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.

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We're happy to answer any questions you may have about your next Ocracoke fishing trip.

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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