Cast and Blast Charters and Duck Hunting Trips:

Capt. Gary Dubiel is happy to introduce Captain Andy Bates. Andy is a life long sportsman and he is bringing his passion for sea duck hunting to the public and he is offering NC duck hunting guides for diver and seas ducks on the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound. His hunts can originate from the New Bern or Oriental areas of the river depending on the wind direction and the birds. He can accommodate up to 3 hunters. In addition to great bird hunting, our winter fishing can be outstanding. Spec Fever is adding cast and blast charters with a morning hunt, with Capt. Andy, lunch and a quick turn over of boats for a afternoon of fishing with Capt. Gary for stripers, speckled seatrout and mix of fresh water fish in those same stretches of the river. Sportsmen can also choose just a hunt with Capt. Andy. We can also arrange full weekend adventure with a Saturday hunt and Sunday fishing, with rooms and larger parties.

 Sea Duck Season November 23, 2019 – January 31, 2020

General Duck Season October 2 – October 5, 2019,

November 16 – December 2, 2019,

December 14, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Trip Pricing

Hunting requirements: Shotguns of 12 gauge or higher, camo clothing and rain gear. See License Requirements below.


Cast and Blast Deposit

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  A $200 per boat/day deposit is due within 7 days. Deposits for reservations within 14 days must be secured immediately. Reservations not secured by deposits are subject to cancellation without notice. Deposits are refundable if cancelled greater than 30 days from the date of the trip. 100% refunds for weather cancellations.  Weather cancellations are determined by the captain. Rescheduled trips need to be taken with 12 months of original date to avoid loss of deposit. We accept VISA, Master Card, American Express & PayPal  

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 We are always happy to talk with our customers about their fishing charter. Feel  free to call us between 8 AM and 8 PM daily. If we can't pick up the phone, please leave a message and we will get right back to you! 

Spec Fever Guide Service

PO BOX 1029, , Oriental, NC 28571, us

(252) 249-1520

License requirements

To hunt waterfowl in North Carolina, individuals must possess various licenses, permits, stamps, and certifications. Specifically, hunters must obtain the following:

  • A state hunting license. There are several types available.
  •  North Carolina Waterfowl Privilege*; For resident hunters, this additional privilege and fee is not required if you hold a Sportsman’s license (lifetime, disabled, or annual), or a Comprehensive Hunting license (lifetime or annual). You are required to purchase this additional privilege for all other license types. For non-resident hunters this fee is not required for Lifetime Sportsman’s license holders, but is required for those non- residents holding a short-term or basic non-resident hunting license.
  • Federal Duck Stamp
  • HIP (Harvest Information Program) Certification. Certification is free of charge. Please note that HIP certification is required for each state that you hunt. Non-resident hunters that have been certified in another state, must be HIP certified in North Carolina as well.

Please see the current North Carolina Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest for additional information regarding license types and costs.
* Hunters are no longer required to carry the North Carolina duck stamp while hunting for waterfowl; however, the current year’s duck stamp will be available for collecting purposes. Call 1-888-248-6834 for more information.

Non-toxic shot is required for hunting waterfowl and coots. In addition to this general requirement; on posted waterfowl impoundments on Game Lands, it is unlawful to hunt with or have in possession any shotgun shell containing lead or toxic shot while hunting, except shotgun shells containing lead buckshot may be used while deer hunting. Nontoxic shot is also required for the taking of captive-reared mallards on shooting preserves, in field trials and during bona fide dog training activities.
For a listing of non-toxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service see:

Where to stay

Staying in Oriental

Nestled within the inner banks, Oriental sits along the beautiful Neuse River 28 miles east of New Bern. This small hamlet of around 900 offers lodging, restaurants and shops.

We recommend the Neuse River Suites for our clients' lodging contact then 252-249-1404.  Let them know you are fishing with Spec Fever and receive a room discount!

Staying in New Bern

Located  at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers, New Bern gives us access to a wide variety of fresh and saltwater species. The winter and spring fishing can be diverse and outstanding! The are a number of lodging and dinning locations. We recommend Court Yard New Bern for your lodging. You can enter code 1ys on the web site for a room discount. Or give them a call;  (888) 236-2427 or 252-636-0022  For more information on New Bern visit New Bern Now