Tex's Tackle and Bait

215 Old Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-791-1763
Mon: Closed, Tue - Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 6:00am - 5:00pm
Sun: 6:00am - 2:00pm
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Welcome to Tex's Tackle and Bait

See Below to take a full digital tour of our store!


"Your Complete Saltwater Fishing Connection"

Based in Southeastern North Carolina, we are one of the largest independently owned and operated tackle shops around.  From the marsh to the gulfstream, we have a full line of the best tackle to make your next fishing adventure successful as well as enjoyable.  Not stopping there, our service, help and sharing of knowledge is more important to us than the sale itself.  Got a question about something? Just ask!

Feel free to browse our complete catalog with the navigator on the left.  Tabs at the top of the page include resources such as knot tying, weather and sea conditions, as well as links to our vendors and local guides/charters. 

Tackle Tip of the Day

When fishing for leader-shy species or in clear water conditions, tie your leader to the main line with a knot-to-knot connection instead of using a swivel.  This stealthy approach will increase the amount of bites you will get.  See our "Fishing Knots" for guidance.  The Uni-to-Uni Knot is a simple, popular, and strong line connection.

Click here to view all tackle tips...

Customer Catch of the Day

James Wemyss's nephew with a White Lake yellow perch caught all by himself!

To be a part of the catch of the day, e-mail us your photos! Also be sure to check out our monthly photo contest!