Neuse River Fishing Charters

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. Tese 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.

Join us for a great day of fishing!

A Neuse River Slam


Red drum, redfish, puppy drum, slot drum or just drum. We catch them on the Neuse River much of the year.


Stripers, striped bass or rock fish; we have a year round striper fishery on the Neuse River.

Speckled trout

Specks, Spotted seatrout, speckled trout, even just trout.  The Neuse has a year round fishery for these great game fish.

Neuse River Fishing Charters Pricing

Both our full and long half day charters can fish up to 3 anglers. We provide all your tackle and gear, your NC salt water fishing license, a cooler, ice and bottled water, We can arrange for addtional boats for large parties and cooperate trips.

A little more about our fishing locations


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! 

See the video at the bottom of the page

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


Book your trip today!

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.

Neuse River Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Charter Deposits


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 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Feel free to 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

What we have going on now

Check out this video of Capt. Gary fishing the Neuse River for stripes. Great fun and happening now into March.

Your stay in Oriental, NC

A look at our friends at Neuse River Suites in Oriental, NC