In business since 1967, Freeman's Discount Bait & Tackle is Atlantic Beach's oldest and best established bait and
tackle shop. We're located on the left just before the Atlantic Beach light, the closest tackle shop to the Oceanana Pier.
NC Coastal Fishing License
Over 1900 square feet of retail space, Freeman's offers the largest selection of Shimano and Penn reels, Custom Key
Largo rods and Shakespear Ugly Stik rods. Inshore and offshore tackle by Iland Lure, Blue Water Candy, Sea Striker,
Berkley Gulp and many hard to find items. Fresh, frozen, live and artificial baits, along with in house rod and reel
Our experienced staff is always on hand to offer free advice and friendly service.
Look for the BLUE bait shop, Freeman's Discount Bait & Tackle, for all your fishing needs.
Anglers are hooking plenty of sea mullet and gray trout
in the turning basin. The best action coming
around the fuel docks on Radio Island. Spec and bottom rigs baited with shrimp and squid attract
attention from both. Surf caster's are hooking a mix bag of bottom fish including sea mullet, pigfish,
croaker, spot, puffers, and more. Shrimp and squid on bottom rigs is working best. Some red drum
as well are feeding in the surf zone and biting squid and cut mullet. Schools of slot and over -slot reds
are working the shoals at Cape Lookout hooked mainly on a variety of soft and hard baits. Offshore,
bottom fisherman are connecting with beeliners, triggerfish, black sea bass, grunts, and more. There
has also been a large number of cobra reported in the 30 mile range, and those fish should be on their
way towards our beaches over the coming month. Blue water trolleys are connecting with good numbers
of wahoo and some black fin and yellow fin tuna while pulling skirted ballyhoo along the break.