Welcome to Tradewinds Tackle! Thank you all for another amazing fishing season on Ocracoke! We look forward to seeing you again in March 2022 for Tradewinds Tackle’s 47th season!

December Fishing On Ocracoke

December brings an end to the tourist season, with very few people visiting the island. The people that do visit may find only one or two restaurants and motels staying open for the winter. But there is a special opportunity for those few visitors to enjoy the solitude and quiet, open beaches. Weather can vary from a beautiful blue sky to windy gray, so come prepared for the season.

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We are closed December, January, and February to finish our last building repairs from Hurricane Dorian- finally! Wishing you all safe and happy holidays! We look forward to seeing you all in the spring!

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We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!
With most of our product already ordered for our 2022 season opening in March, we are looking forward to a great new year!
We have been busy finishing up the last section of the building that needed help from Hurricane Dorian rolling through in 2019. The back hallway and main floor are waiting on another coat of paint we bought today.
We have some folks interested in the building and business and are working from their end to see if it will work for them but we are planning on being here for any transition so we expect to see everyone this season.
If you are lucky enough to be on the island on one of the pretty days to fish- there has been some small bluefish and an occasional puppy drum in the surf.
Tight lines!
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Be brave. We know what it’s like. Transformation will be incredible. Just keep truckin’…..πŸͺœπŸ”¨

Please tell me you sold to locals and not some investor that could not care less about the island or the history. Been fishing there for over 15 years and I heard that even Howard's sold out to folks that don't even buy their fish from locals. Please don't let this island turn to shit. 😞

Thanks for the update. Will see you in the fall!

Good luck with the sale

I had a dream....y'all changed your mind about selling Tradewinds. Nobody gonna treat us any better, imo. πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸŸ

Looking super! Best to everyone in 2022!

Wow that's a lot of hard work you've done there!

Did the business sell or same great owners???

See you in April

See ya in April!

Are you selling the whole business and building, including the restaurant?

Damn ! You guys aren't playing around. Will miss you and your wife. But I'll see you in August Hopefully. Would have loved to have had a chance to snatch up your place but we are still working as of now.

great job!

Looks awesome...

Looks great!

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