Trophy Red Drum Charters

With redfish averaging 42 to 45 inches and reds over 50 inches not uncommon, anglers shouldn't miss out on this world class fishery!  Yes, bull reds, giant red drum, old drum, trophy redfish, we don't care how you said it!! We catch them! Capt. Gary is the redfish guide that pioneered the daytime artificial lure and popping cork trophy red drum fishery in NC and he is the inventor of the Pop-N-Fly rig.  It has altered the way we catch trophy redfish on the fly! Contact us for your trophy red drum charters

Now booking for the 2019 and 2020 seasons!

2019 Season: July 15 to October 10

Spec Fever's Trophy Red Drum (Redfish) Charters

Don't miss a chance for a fish of a life time!

Trophy Red Drum Deposits


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A $200 per boat/day deposit is due within 7 days. If you are booking more than 1 day, please pay a depsoit for each date, THANK YOU! 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 booked within 12 months of original date to avoid loss of deposit. We accept VISA, Master Card, American Express & PayPal  

Fishing Charter Deposit(2 days)


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A little more info on our trips

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.  New Bern is the closest regional airport. We offer ground transportation to Oriental and can arrange rooms and lunches by request.

Here are a few places to stay when fishing with us.

Neuse River Suites

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.

Oriental Marina

We also recommend the Oriental Marina & Inn for our clients' lodging contact then 252-249-1818.  Let them know you are fishing with Spec Fever and receive a room discount.

Contact Us

Please email or call us for open dates and questions about our trips.

Fell 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

"Popping Pumpkins"

Check out this great video from Drift Media featuring Blane Chocklett fishing for trophy redfish this past September with me on the Neuse River near Oriental, NC. Blane used my Pop-N-Fly to help land a trophy redfish. Give us a shout and get into the action yourself!