31 Jul 2020
They say that “a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work,” and avid anglers who love to spend their days casting out along the Outer Banks shoreline would surely agree! The Outer Banks is one of the top fishing destinations on the East Coast so it’s no surprise that fishing is a favorite pastime for both locals and visitors alike. If you aren’t familiar with saltwater fishing, you probably don’t have the proper equipment and may not know where to start. Luckily, there are dozens of local tackle shops from Corolla to Hatteras where experienced fisherman can help you get everything you need to catch your first fish from the ocean. And if you are an experienced fisherman, here are a few places you can buy/rent fishing supplies on the Outer Banks:
Corolla/Duck/Southern Shores Tackle Shops
1070 Ocean Trail Corolla, NC 27927 | 101 Austin Street Unit B Corolla, NC 27927
Open 7 Days a week (8AM-9PM) April to September and Sunday-Saturday (8AM – 7PM) October-December, Corolla Bait And Tackle offers fishing supplies, crabbing supplies, surf fishing classes, and plenty of fishing charter options! Choose between 2 convenient locations!
815 Ocean Trail Unit B Corolla, NC 27927
Stop by OBX Bait And Tackle which is open from March-November/December. Opened in 2016, shoppers can find boating equipment, clothing, gifts/souvenirs, sporting goods, and plenty of tackle supplies. You can also book charter trips in the sound or ocean.
1180 Duck Road Duck, NC 27949
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Bob’s Bait & Tackle is your one stop shop in Duck for all your tackle needs. Open since 1982, they have a large selection of fishing supplies, crabbing supplies, bait, rentals, t-shirts, hats, and offer fishing charters. Don’t forget to ask about the daily fishing report!
Kitty Hawk/Kill Devil Hills/Nags Head Tackle Shops
3864 N. Croatan Highway Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 | 2230 S. Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959
One of the largest tackle shops on the beach and offering two convenient locations, TW’s was opened as a family business in 1981. They offer a huge selection of fishing supplies, bait, hunting supplies, souvenirs and apparel including name brands like Columbia, Salt Life, and Costa Del Mar. Catch something impressive? Don’t forget to stop by to weigh your fish!
7405 S. Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959
Open Daily 6AM to 8PM, Oceans East is a great place to stop for all your fishing needs. From top clothing and apparel brands to premium fishing supplies, Oceans East also sells marine parts/accessories, freshwater gear, and custom gear.
Hatteras Island Tackle Shops
23902 NC-12 Rodanthe, NC 27968
Located along Highway 12 in Rodanthe, Hatteras Jack offers fishing gear, fresh bait, and apparel! They are also the sole distributor of Century inshore and offshore rods. You can also swing by for fishing advice and the latest fishing reports!
40210 NC-12 Avon, NC 27915
Located in Avon, Frank & Fran’s offers custom rods, a selection of fine fishing equipment, watersports gear, apparel, gifts/souvenirs and sunglasses! You can always stop by to learn the best fishing spots and to officially weigh your catch. See something you like but not quite ready to purchase on site? You can always order some gear online and have it shipped to your home!
46792 NC-12 Buxton, NC 27920
Right as you come into Buxton, you’ll spot an iconic blue building off the main road that’s served as a tackle shop since 1983. On top of premium fishing gear and bait, Dillon’s also offers apparel, jewelry, souvenirs and other gifts! Plus, enjoy the coffee bar to get your caffeine fix.
46898 Buxton Oaks Lane Buxton, NC 27920
Recently opened in May 2010, Right on 12 is a family-oriented tackle shop next to the Wings. Come in for all your fishing supply needs, cold drinks, 24 flavors of shaved ice and custom t-shirts.
46948 NC-12 Buxton, NC 27920
A staple of Buxton since 1974, Red Drum Tackle Shop is the closest tackle shop to Cape Point—a popular fishing spot near the lighthouse. Open year-round from 6AM to 10PM, anglers can stop by for all their fishing needs including bait, ice, tackle, rods, reels, custom rods, and camping supplies. Also offering local fishing reports, advice, and rod/reel repair!
Bob’s Frisco Tackle and Convenience
52570 NC-12 Frisco, NC 27936
Open year-round daily 7AM to 10PM, Bob’s Frisco Tackle and Convenience is your one-stop shop for all your fishing supply needs. From bait, tackle, rods, and reels to drinks, snacks, and other supplies, Bob’s keeps an experienced staff on hand available to help you get everything you need to be successful! Plus, you can purchase a fishing license and register vessels on site.
53610 NC-12 Frisco, NC 27936
Frisco Rod & Gun is locally owned with a friendly staff who is ready to help! Doubling as a grocery market and gas station, Frisco Rod & Gun has all your fishing and hunting necessities in one place! On top of guns, knives, and fishing gear, they also offer marine and outdoor equipment, novelty gifts, and apparel.
57331 NC-12 Hatteras, NC 27943
Opened 7AM to 7:30 PM, The Pelican’s Roost is a family owned tackle shop in Hatteras Village. Stop by for ice, bait, tackle, snacks, drinks and outdoor equipment! Have questions about fishing in Hatteras? Local staff members are happy to answer!
About the Author: Jessie has been coming to the Outer Banks since she was just 5 years old. She loved it here so much that she finally relocated in 2018. Now her mission is to show the world that the Outer Banks is an incredible place that everyone should experience. When she isn't working, you can find Jessie hanging out with her friends, chilling at home with a good book, or discovering a new Outer Banks adventure.