Places to Stay in Oriental


River Neuse Suites
Hotel located in Oriental with great river views! Walking distance to places to eat and boat pick up.  Manager is an avid angler!
Call 252-249-1404.

offering a 10% discount to our clients.


Oriental Marina Motel

Let the Marina know you are fishing with Spec Fever Guide Service for a 10% room discount. There is a pool, Tiki Bar and restaurant on site. Capt. Gary can pick you up by water just outside your room. 

Call 252-249-1818

2018 Trip Pricing:

Neuse River Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Charters fishing from Oriental and New Bern

October 1 to July 31

  • 5 hr. long half day $400 (2 anglers) $450 (3 anglers)
  • 8 hr. full day $600 (2 anglers) $650 (3 anglers)

False Albacore/Crystal Coast fishing Trips from Beaufort 

  • 6 hour $550
  • full day $650

Trophy Red Drum; August 1 to September 30

  • Long half days (5 hours) $500 (2 anglers) $550 (3 anglers)
  • Full day (8 hours) $700 (2 anglers) $750 (3 anglers)

Cast and Blast:

  • Full day; morning hunt afternoon fish $700 for 2 sportsmen   $750 for 3 sportsmen
  • Weekender; Saturday; 6-hour sea duck hunt, Sunday 5 hours of fishing $800 for 2 sportsmen   $900 for 3 sportsmen
  • Long ½ Day Sea Duck Hunts: with Capt. Andy Bates $400 for 2 hunters, $450 for 3 hunters


We DO NOT have fish cleaning facilities and do not clean your catch.  You are welcome to take your legal limit home or release it alive to fight another day.


NC has both a fresh and salt water fishing license.  A saltwater blanket license is provided and covers your party while fishing with Spec Fever.  If we’re going to fishing in areas that require a fresh water license you will be ask to provide one.  You can purchase it www.ncwildlife.org  or a local Wildlife agent.  North Carolina requires anyone younger than 13 to wear an appropriate life vest when on a recreational vessel that is underway. A jacket and/or rain gear, sunscreen, hat and polarized sunglasses are always a good idea.
Bottled water, ice and a cooler will be on the boat for your use.  Please bring along any other beverage you’d like for the day.  You’ll be asked to provide your own lunch and snacks.
All your tackle will be provided.  You are welcome to bring your own.  I’ll be happy to help with recommendations on tackle, flies and lures.  I’ll have spinning rods on my light tackle trips, please let me know if you prefer casting equipment.


Places to stay in New Bern:

Courtyard by Marriott
Offers a discount to Spec Fever clients, enter the promotional code 1ys
218 East Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(888) 236-2427 or 252-636-0022

Meeting locations: We fish from a variety of locations depending on the season, targeted species and current fishing conditions.  Here are a few of our more popular starting points.

Call us between 9 AM and 8 PM daily at 252-249-1520 or 

​Email us anytime on the form below for open dates, questions and booking.


redfish guide

To confirm reservations 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, checks and cash.     Pay your $200 deposit here

Captain Gary Dubiel's  Spec Fever Guide Service

Fishing Charter Info

252-249-1520​

Fishing Charters info:

mailing address:

​Spec Fever Guide Service

PO Box 1029

​Oriental, NC 28571