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

June Fishing On Ocracoke

Pompano should be starting to make their appearance in the surf by early June. These hard fighting fish are caught close to the edge of the beach, right in the waves where they are chasing fleeing sand fleas. Light surf rods with just enough weight to hold the bottom provide anglers with the most fun and help detect bites. Bait includes shrimp and squid, with the fresh sand fleas being one of the best. Young kids can help out catching the sand fleas, while they play in the surf. Look for clean, clear water for these excellent fish.
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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