Redfish, speckled trout and stripers are our target for our Neuse River fishing charters here at Spec Fever Guide Service. We offer year-round inshore light tackle and fly-fishing charters on the Neuse River from departing from both New Bern & Oriental. Our Neuse River fishing charters also catch a variety of other species including flounder, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, gray trout and black drum in this very diverse fishery.
The Neuse and Trent Rivers above New Bern offer great freshwater fishing as well and anglers can target a number of fish including crappie, white and yellow perch, largemouth bass, catfish, pickerel, hickory and American shad. We often combine both fresh and saltwater fish in a day out from New Bern.
Speckled trout: AKA, specks, spotted seatrout or any variation of are available to catch on the Neuse River year-round, with peak fishing from October through June. The current NC record speckled trout was recently caught near Oriental. We offer New Bern & Oriental fishing trips on both light tackle artificial lures and fly-fishing charters for specks, adjusting for weather and fishing patterns. Contact us for questions and open dates.
The Neuse River has outstanding redfishing! Our Neuse River fishing charters chases redfish most of the year with a peak season for our redfishing is May through October, although our winter fishing has been dynamite the last several years! We offer both light tackle and fly-fishing charters and fish for reds from both New Bern and Oriental. Our redfish are often found with specks and stripers or trophy reds during the late summer months. Contact us for questions and open dates.
Stripers are one of big 3 targets on our Neuse River fishing charters. Neuse River striped bass are "estuarine" fish, another words, they spend most of their lives in the river system and do not migrate to the ocean. Thus, they are available to catch all year except when they are on their spring spawning run up the Neuse River. Peak fishing is October through March, May and June with the best topwater fishing occurring in May through October. Typically, our trips are not strictly a striper fishing guide as reds and speckled trout are often in the same mix. Contact us for questions and open dates.
A $300 per boat per day deposit must be paid to secure your reservation. Reservations not secured by deposits are subject to cancellation without notice. Deposits are refundable if cancelled greater than 30 days from the start date of the trip. 100% refunds for weather cancellations. Weather cancellations are determined by the captain. We accept VISA, Master Card, American Express & PayPal
Oriental, NC; 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 and VisitNewbern