Trophy Redfish Charters

Your biggest redfish...

Neuse River/Pamlico Sound trophy redfish

Trophy redfish charters with Capt. Gary Dubiel, the guide that pioneered the daytime artificial lure and popping cork trophy red drum fishery in NC and is the inventor of the Pop-N-Fly rig; the fly fishing technique has altered the way we catch trophy redfish on the fly!  Do you want to catch your personal best redfish? 

That's what we do, over and over again! Light tackle artificial lure and fly fishing. Mid July through early October fishing from Oriental, NC on the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound. Get more info below...

trophy redfish caught on Captai Gary Dubiel's Pop N Fly on the Neuse River in North Carolina

Fly Fishing for Trophy Redfish

Trophy Redfish on the fly...

Fly fishing for trophy redfish in North Carolina with Capt. Gary Dubiel means big fish, yes 30 to 50 pounds redfish! Get some Pop N Fly magic and catch your redfish of a lifetime on the fly. Peak season for trophy redfish charters August and September.

"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!

trophy redfish caught on popping corks on the Neuse River near Oriental NC

Light Tackle for Trophy Redfish

Trophy Redfish on popping corks, top water and swim baits (all artificial lures!)

Trophy red drum charters for the world's largest redfish with the pioneer of North Carolina's day time popping cork guide, Captain Gary Dubiel.  30 to 50 pound plus redfish all on artificial lures. In additional to popping corks, we fish top water hard baits and soft plastic swim baits. Join us on the Neuse River in North Carolina from mid July into early October.

Trophy Redfish Charters Rates


Trip rates for trophy redfish charters on the Neuse River

Booking 2020 trips now from July 19 through October 9.

  • 1 or 2 anglers fishing for 8 hours. $700,  
  • 3 anglers fishing for 8 hours $800.
  • We provide all your tackle and gear, your NC salt water fishing license, a cooler, ice and bottled water. 
  • We offer long (5 hour) half days in July only at $500 for 2 anglers and $600 for 3. 
  • We require a $200 per day deposit per boat. You can place deposits online with credit cards or PayPal below
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  • Contact us below or call well in advance as these trips book early!

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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


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 staying in Oriental NC

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 offering regional flights with American and Delta Airlines.

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.

Never heard of our fishing

North Carolina's Trophy Redfish

Have you seen us on George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing, Curtis Fleming's Fly Rod Chronicles or Carolina Outdoor Journal? Magazines or books?

Trophy Redfishing in NC on TV– Capt. Gary has filmed 3 shows with George Poveromo trophy redfishing on the Neuse River and an episode of Carolina Outdoor Journal. Capt. Gary, host Curtis Fleming and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing recently completed a shoot for Curtis's Fly Rod Chronicles that will air in 2020.  

Magazine Articles – There have been numerous articles about this amazing fishery. Check out one of the more recent pieces in Saltwater Sportsman August 2019; Fly Fishing for North Carolina’s Giant Red Drum by George Beckwith

A NC trophy redfish hooked up on Capt. Dubiel's Pop N Fly
A NC trophy redfish hooked up on Capt. Dubiel's Pop N Fly