10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in North Carolina

By Anna Glazebrook

10 Best Bait and Tackle Shops in North Carolina

Before you hit the water for your catch of the day, every fisherman must have the right equipment to do so! Fully stock your tackle box with line, hooks, bobbers, sinkers, worms, lures, pliers and more to make your fishing trip a successful one. Bait your hook and cast your line with the 10 best bait and tackle shops in North Carolina.

1. Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle, Southport, NC

Dutchman Creek of Southport is a family-owned business that has served the fishers in the area for more than two decades. Fishing hot spots in the Southport-Oak Island area are plentiful and require the right gear and Dutchman has all you could need. And if they don’t? They will get it for you! Come in for all your bait and tackle needs from bulk line and hooks to swivels and more—all at reasonable prices. 

2. Intracoastal Angler, Wilmington, NC

Stop by Intracoastal Angler of Wilmington and “see why Intracoastal Angler is your best stop for your outdoor adventures!” Shop line, rods, reels, baits, lures, and coolers to store those fish in to name a few. The store carries a huge selection of brands and goods. A fisherman who takes out the boat or who fishes on the shore, you will find what you need. And not only that, but the store has superb service! 

3. Joe’s Bait & Tackle Shop, Albemarle, NC

At Joe’s, all your fishing needs are met. The fishing store that puts the customer first, receive nothing short of amazing service. Knowledgeable about everything outdoors, find the perfect live bait, tackle, and more to get you out on the water. 

4. Chasin’ Tails Outdoors Bait & Tackle, Atlantic Beach, NC

Chasin’ Tails Outdoors of Atlantic Beach has the most knowledgeable of the waters including those who are charter captains, experienced fishermen, and tournament anglers. Shop name brand equipment including but not limited to boat supplies, hooks, lures, nets, rakes, rigs, and apparel including hats, t-shirts, and visors. Weigh in that huge reel-in of the day at the official weigh station! 

5. East Side Bait & Tackle, Washington, NC

Shop with excellent customer service and an equally excellent supply of fishing needs. This full-service tackle shop has everything from rods and reels to lures, line, cast and landing nets, apparel, and bait pins. A fisherman who is particular with his or her brands? No problem at East Side! East Side stocks over a dozen different brands. At affordable prices, prepare for your inshore and offshore adventures.  

6. Carolina Fishing Tackle, Mooresville, NC

Baits, fishing line, lures, reels, and fish attractants galore! Shop 84 brands (at least!) at the fishing store opening seven days to get you on the water any day of the week. Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., get in, get out and get on the water to cast your line and reel in a fish or two. 

7. Red Drum Tackle Shop Inc, Buxton, NC

A perfect stop on the Outer Banks, this great tackle shop includes incredible service and all the right fishing equipment. Whether you need knowledge of the area, fishing advice or the right gear, Red Drum has you covered. Bait, ice, tackle, and rods, shop the “Oldest Complete Tackle Shop at Cape Hatteras.”

8. T.W.’s Bait & Tackle, Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, NC

T.W.’s Bait and Tackle of Nags Head is a friendly stop before taking the boat or taking a stroll to the water. Fishing hooks, line, lures, reels, and rods, reasonably priced fishing equipment is right at your fingertips. Don’t forget the knives, tackle box, and other various fishing accessories while you are in!

9. Rigged & Ready Bait and Tackle, Holden Beach, NC

Every fisher’s paradise, Rigged and Ready carries a large selection of name brand fishing gear such as reels, rods, and lures. Brands include but are not limited to Berkley, Bimini Bay, American Fishing Wire, Penn, and much more.  

10. Ray’s Bait & Tackle, Eden, NC

Don’t let the outside look fool you, this small building has the gear to supply all your fishing needs. Local information on the best fishing spots or assistance getting what you need, Ray’s is a classic stop for fishing gear at great prices.

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