False Albacore, sharks, bonito, redfish, mackerel, blues, seatrout & more

false albacore fly fishing charters

Nearshore fishing charters

False Albacore Fishing

Captain Gary Dubiel has been guiding nearshore fishing charters along the Crystal Coast for false albacore and other nearshore species for over 16 seasons. Spec Fever offers Crystal Coast/Cape Lookout fishing charters for both light tackle and fly fishing anglers. Our Morehead City area fishing trips depart from both Beaufort and Oriental.  We guide for false albacore, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, weakfish, Atlantic bonito, sharks, redfish, jacks and cobia. Don't miss out on fishing the famed waters of "Harkers Island"!

Spring – April and May are the best months for fishing spring false albacore, big bluefish, trophy redfish and Atlantic bonito, plus sight casting to sharks and cobia. We will also find gray trout, sea mullet ( whiting) and variety of bottom fish around the inlets and wrecks.

Fall – October and November are fantastic for false albacore and sight fishing to sharks, plus trophy redfish. We depart from Beaufort and fish Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island and Cape Lookout, offering both fly and light tackle trips.  We can also depart from Oriental with a short run down the ICW.

Cape Lookout Albacore Festival  – We are proud to be part of the Cape Lookout Albacore Fest!! Don't miss out on participating in this Project Healing Waters event


Full Day; Nearshore fishing charter $650

3/4 Day; Nearshore fishing charter $550  

Trips are priced per boat for up to 2 fly or light tackle anglers; a third light tackle angler can be added for an additional $50 All your tackle including fly rods, reels and lines, a blanket saltwater fishing license, ice and bottled water are provided. Please let us know if you would like to bring tackle and if you need recommendations.

Booking a trip

Give us a shout for your Crystal Coast nearshore charters needs. We can arrange multiple boat and corporate trips, fly fish, light tackle or a mix. We are looking forward to fishing with you!

Nearshore fishing charters for sharks

Sight Casting to Sharks

This is a amazing opportunity  to sight cast a fly or artificial bait to 4 to 10 feet sharks. Primarily black tips but also spinners, dusky and even tiger sharks.

Booking your shark trip – We fish for sharks in April, May and June, October and November from Morehead City/Beaufort North Carolina. You can combine shark fishing with false albacore or a wide variety of nearshore species.  

Full day $650 boat cost for 1 or 2 anglers and an additional $50 for a 3rd angler. 

3/4 day $550 boat cost for 1 or 2 anglers and an additional $50 for a 3rd angler.

fly fishing for sharks in North Carolina
fly fishing for sharks in North Carolina

Crystal Coast Fishing Trip Deposit

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

 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   

Albacore in the Sun

Check out this video! This is one of our clients enjoying a day of false albacore fishing on the fly. Let's get you on the books for a Spec Fever Guide Service Crystal Coast trip now!

Inshore fishing trips

Redfish and Specks

We do offer inshore fishing trips for specks, reds and find weakfish, flounder, sheepshead and black drum.  However, we do only offer them during a limited time of the year as we spend many days on the Neuse River catching the same species. 

Booking a trip...

Crystal Coast 1/2 day (4 hour) Inshore Charter $400

The trip is for 1 or 2 anglers and we can fish a 3rd angler for an additional $50. Trips require a $200 deposit, see above.

Contact Us

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Give us a shout!

 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