Spec Fever Guide Service offers Neuse River fishing charters originating from both Oriental and New Bern, NC. We fish year round on this remote and beautiful estuary carrying both fly fishing and light tackle anglers. Striped bass, redfish and spotted seatrout are our mainstays, but we also target crappie, white and yellow perch, largemouth bass, flounder, bluefish, gray trout, catfish, pickerel, hickory and American shad and it is rare to catch just one or two species. These trips are great for families, novice and experienced alnglers
The river is unique: no lunar tide, the widest American river, a mix of fresh and saltwater fish. Check out our two starting locations.
Join us for a great day of fishing!
You can contact us by email or phone for open dates, trip questions or to learn about our fishing. We are happy to chat with you about your trip. You also have the option of booking online with the link below. We will follow up with an email after we are notified of your booking. There is more information on our Neuse River trips below!
Neuse River redfish
The Neuse is the widest river in the USA. This amazing estuary has countless miles of shorelines to fish. Typically this area of the river fishes well from March through December. Spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder and striped bass are the primary game fish that we target from this location, although we do find a few odd balls. We also fish for trophy redfish from here. Be sure to check out those trips of Trophy Red Drum page.
The Neuse and Trent Rivers at New Bern offers a unique mix of fresh and saltwater species of fish to target. The winter fishing has the peak of the blend as specks, reds, stripers we be in the same areas as crappie, white & yellow perch, bass and pickerel. February and March are the prime of our hickory and American shad fishing and coincides with our pre-spawn striper fishing. Top water striper fishing is at its peak here in May, October and November. The December fishing is outstanding for specks and stripers. Fresh water fishing for bass, panfish and catfish can be excellent, so let us know if you'd like to give that a try. Take a look at our photos and drop us a line to join us on a fishing adventure here.
Full day (8 hours) $600 for 2 anglers with an additional $50 for the third angler.
Long 1/2 day (5 hours) $400 for 2 anglers with an additional $50 for the third angler.
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.
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. For more information on New Bern visit New Bern Now
Email or call us to arrange your trip. Once we agree on a date, you can pay deposits over the phone or online. We'll be in touch prior to our trip, then meet at the dock and start your fishing adventure.
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
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!
PO BOX 1029, Oriental, NC 28571, us
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