Thank you all for another amazing fishing season on Ocracoke! We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. See you all mid March for a 48th year of fishing tradition!

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 want to thank you all for your support during another amazing season of fishing on Ocracoke! We have closed down for the 2022 season, but are already shopping for the 2023 season when we reopen in March.
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!
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We want to thank you all for your support during another amazing season of fishing on Ocracoke! We have closed down for the 2022 season, but are already shopping for the 2023 season when we reopen in March. 
Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday season!

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Who made the Drum?

Enjoy your well deserved break. You all work hard.

Great Job Jason

Enjoy and have some special relaxing time! See you guys in June and Labor Day!

Have a great respite, Happy Holiday's, see you next year!

You guys enjoy the winter months and your well deserved time off! See you in April!

Enjoy your break, thanks for putting us on fish over the years. Till next fall.

Have a great and safe winter and holidays y'all.

I haven’t made it there yet, but I appreciate the pictures. Maybe next year good Lord willing.

Enjoy your Break!

Great shop! See you next year.

Always enjoy talking with you Alan when we make our “long” trip from Harkers Island. Enjoy your down time and looking forward to the 2023 season.

Thanks for all you do!

Merry Christmas!!

Thank you Alan - enjoy your winter break. See you in 2023.

Thanks Alan .... Happy Holidays from the Chesapeake Bay region. See Ya in the fall of '23

" And Merry Christmas to you and yours. "

Merry Christmas!!!

Glad there's a good tackle shop on Ocracoke. Enjoy your time off. 🐟

Greatest tackle shop on Earth

Thanx for all you do for us! Looking forward to seeing you in the spring!!

Enjoy your down time!!

Enjoy the time off!

Enjoy your “down time!”

Enjoy your break!

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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

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