Owner of East Side Bait and Tackle and boat captain Richard Gerard III has been fishing the waters of eastern North Carolina for many years. Their local knowledge of what fish are biting where and what to use to catch them can give you the advantage you need for a successful fishing trip. 

In fact, East Side Bait and Tackle was born from a hobby and love of fishing and a yearning to help others with their fishing needs.

Whether its inshore, offshore, or brackish water, if there's a place to fish, East Side Bait and Tackle in Washington has the supplies, knowledge and support to help you catch whatever it is your fishing for. 

We are a full service tackle shop, catering to the needs of brackish and salt water; inshore and offshore. We have rods, reels, lures, line for anything from hickory shad inshore to blue marlin offshore and everything in between. We can spool any size reel with line and carry reels by Shimano, Penn, Shakespeare, Abu Garcia among others. Some of our services include making rigs, repairing rods and some reel repair. We also have auxiliary equipment such as cast nets, landing nets, surf pikes, bait pins, clothing, fishing shirts, pants, rain gear and MUCH MUCH MORE!

About Us

Our Philosophy

Our policy is to be the best tackle store in town and provide the best fishing supplies at affordable prices. "From inshore to offshore, we've got you covered at East Side Bait and Tackle 1218 John Small Ave. Washington, NC.‚Äč

"Fisherman are born honest, they get over it!"

From inshore to offshore we've got you covered!

We provide everything but the FISH!

(252) 946-2186

1218 John Small Ave Washington NC 27889 us