Hours: 6am - 10pm 252-995-5414


Red Drum Tackle Shop is the “Oldest Complete Tackle Shop at Cape Hatteras”. Established in 1974, we have been welcoming fishermen to Hatteras Island with a fully stocked tackle shop ever since! We carry everything for the Sport Fisherman: Bait, Ice, Tackle, Rod & Reel Repair, Custom Rods Camping Supplies, and expert information.

Located in the village of Buxton, NC, we are the closest tackle shop on the Outer Banks to Cape Point, also know as “The Point”, on Hatteras Island. Cape Hatteras is our home, we grew up here, and we know how, when and where to fish!


Bob Eakes, well known in the local fishing community, is the original owner of this tackle shop, which is the oldest complete tackle shop on Hatteras Island.

He is an active participant with recreational and legislative fishing groups, and has been a leader in the fight to keep beach access open to the public.

Bob has also worked closely with tackle industry experts to help develop new fishing techniques, tackle, rods and reels.

Bob and his wife Kara Eakes can often be found out on Cape Point, shoulder to shoulder, and in the thick of it all. If they’re not out on The Point, they are out in the boat fishing or working hard in the tackle shop. To say they hands-on in the tackle shop would be an understatement.