COVID-19 trip information

Our fishing charters resume May 9th

Our fishing charters resume May 9th as NC starts it's re-opening plan.


 – A maximum of two anglers per charter will be enforced during Phase 1 and will be relaxed to three anglers at the start of Phase 2 of re-opening (late May/early June)


Fishing report/forecast – May can be an outstanding month of fishing on the Neuse and the Ocean! Yesterday we had a first trophy reds of the season landing a 45-pound fish on top water! We also caught specks, reds, bluefish, and that continues through July. New Bern offers great top water fishing through May and June for stripers and reds and speckled trout, bass and panfish. The ocean out of Beaufort will produce bluefish, bonito, false albacore, cobia, sharks, Spanish mackerel and so on. As of now, most of my May trips were cancelled, so we have openings in May and plenty of openings in June and July.


We will have rooms available in Oriental May 9 and New Bern is open now.
The restaurants will remain closed to indoor dinning into Phase 2 of NC reopening Plan, but we have restaurants serving takeout.


Company policies regarding COVID -19: 

1. Clients will be required to bring their own food and drink for the day. The captain and client food will be stored in separate locations. 

2.  We ask all clients and captain wear facial covers (Buffs) when social distance cannot be maintained. 

3. If clients are not from a family unit, social distancing must be maintained as much as possible.  

4. If clients are a family unit, social distancing is not required, and face coverings can be removed. 

5. Hand sanitizer/soap will be available on deck for all to use. 

6. Both the vessel and tackle will be sanitized after each charter. 

7. Clients who are not within a family unit are ask not to share tackle (rods and reels). 

8. No clients or crewmembers displaying symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted to board the vessel.


trophy redfish caught in April 2019

This trophy redfish was caught on top water April 23, 2020 in the Neuse River

trophy redfish charters

Trophy Redfish Charters

Trophy Redfish Charters


Offering fishing charters on both fly and light tackle artificial. Don't miss out on this world class fishery!  Yes, bull reds, giant red drum, old drum, trophy redfish, we don't care how you said it! Fishing guide, Capt. Gary Dubiel pioneered the daytime artificial lure and popping cork trophy red drum fishery in NC. He is the inventor of the Pop-N-Fly rig, a method of fly angling that has altered the way we catch trophy redfish on the fly!  Neuse River/Pamlico Sound prime time; mid July through mid October.

Neuse River fishing charters speckled trout, redfish and stripers

Neuse River Fishing Charters

Neuse River Fishing Charters

We offer light tackle and fly fishing charters from New Bern and Oriental from October into early July for striped bass, redfish, speckled seatrout, flounder, bluefish, largemouth bass, crappie, white and yellow perch, bream, hickory and American shad. Our Neuse River charters are great family trips!

Crystal Coast charters false albacore, sharks, mackerel

Crystal Coast Fishing

Crystal Coast/Cape Lookout Charters

Captain Gary Dubiel has been guiding for false albacore and other nearshore species for over 16 seasons. We offer Crystal Coast/Cape Lookout fishing charters for both light tackle and fly anglers.  We specialize in  trips for false albacore, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, weakfish, Atlantic bonito, sharks, redfish, jacks and cobia. We offer nearshore and inshore fishing charters with peak fishing times, April, May, June, October and November. Trip departures from Beaufort, NC

fly fishing in Poland

Hosted Trips to Poland

Hosted Trips to Poland & World Travel

Capt. Gary has been exploring Europe for a number of years. He has fallen in love with his ancestral home, Poland.  Poland offers some of the best trout and grayling rivers in Europe, plus Danube salmon, barbel and pike. Poland is not only beautiful and friendly but also offers all this at a bargain price. We customize your trip working with some of the best fly fishing guides and tour companies in Poland. If you don't speak the language. no worries, We work with English speaking guides. Non fishing travel and tours also available.

Why Spec Fever Guide Service?

Your Guide...

Your fishing guide, Captain Gary Dubiel has over 18 years of guiding experience. He guides full time and spends in excess of 225 days a year on the water. He is USCG OUPV licensed and fully insured and carries a NCDMF "For Hire" license and NC Wildlife guide license. The boat is fully stocked with a full range of the finest tackle. 

Capt. Gary has appeared on more than 20 TV shows, in numerous magazines and books. He has the pleasure to work with some of the finest tackle companies on the planet.  His fishing experiences have taken him across the US and Canada, the Caribbean and in Europe.  Captain Gary is an IGFA Fly Rod World Record Holder and is the guide that changed the Pamlico Sound trophy redfishery from a night time bait fishery to a daytime artificial lure fishery. He is the inventor of the Pop-N-Fly (a fly fishing tool technique that has changed trophy redfishing in NC)  The Pop N Fly is produced by the Flymen Fishing Company.  Talk with him about his fishing charters!

Captain Gary Dubiel  Owner of Spec Fever Guide Service

Owner of Spec Fever Guide Service; Captain Gary Dubiel

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Captain Gary Dubiel trophy redfish Neuse River North Carolina

Let's go fishing!

We offer year round fishing opportunities  Don't hesitate to ask us questions!  Drop us a line or call for our open dates and we will help you put your fishing charter together. We are looking forward to getting you on the water!

Please email or call us for open dates and questions about our trips.

or Call Us!

1-(252)-249-1520

Spec Fever Guide Service

PO BOX 1029, Oriental, NC 28571, us

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