The area of New Bern, North Caroline offers some interesting opportunities for fishing. That’s why Cap’s Fishing Charters is waiting for you to help you bag some fish and to accommodate your fishing needs. You’ll be under the guidance of Captain Joe Caprarola who has years of experience and local knowledge of the area.

You get to cruise the area onboard the Pathfinder, center console model from 2004. It is fitted with a single Yamaha Vmax engine with 200 hp. Additionally, for your better fishing experience, fishfinding equipment is available. The boat is 22’ and it can accommodate groups of up to 3 guests.

The charter covers inshore and nearshore areas of several large rivers close to New Bern. The crew prefers light tackle with artificial lures technique as it makes things more challenging. You can encounter Redfish throughout the year, while you might also encounter Striped Bass, Speckled Trout, and Flounder.

You don’t have to worry about the necessary gear, lures, and North Carolina fishing license, the charter’s got you covered. Just bring some snacks and refreshments which you can keep in the onboard icebox. In case you get lucky you can keep your catch, though you can also practice catch and release. Families with children are welcome.

Have a relaxing fishing trip and hopefully you’ll return with some great fish for your friends and family. Contact Cap’s Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day – Fall/Winter Trout (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31
    $450
    Come aboard this 4-hour fishing trip across the Neuse and/or Pamlico rivers for a Speckled Trout trip using light tackle and finesse-style baits. Nothing is more satisfying than feeling the Thump! This time of year the fishing style is all about technique, learn how and where to target Speckled Trout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Come join us on this 4-hour trip during which we'll be targeting a mixed bag of inshore species: Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Come join us on this 4-hour trip during which we'll be targeting a mixed bag of inshore species: Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip–Trophy Old Drum (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    $500
    Trophy Red Drum 40”+. Enjoy our 4-hour trip targeting “Old Drum” in the Neuse River using artificial lures.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fall/Winter Trout
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31
    $650
    Use the opportunity of this 8-hour trip to fish the Neuse and/or Pamlico rivers for Speckled trip using light tackle and finesse style baits. Nothing is more satisfying that felling the Thump! This time of year the fishing style is all about technique, learn how and where to target Speckled Trout.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Dedicated a full day on the water with this 8-hour trip. You'll get additional time to fully concentrate on your big catch while we target a mixed bag of inshore species: -Red Drum -Speckled Trout -Flounder And more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Trophy Old Drum
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    $650
    With this 8 hour trip you get to spend a full day on water targeting the Trophy Red Drum 40”+ i.e. “old drum” in the Neuse River using artificial lures. (Popping corks, topwater, etc.)

About the Captain

Joe Caprarola
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Captain Joe Caprarola is an Active Duty Marine with his retirement right around the corner. He has spent the last 7 years actively fishing the Neuse, Bay, and Pamlico rivers. That's not all, as he has many more years of inshore fishing experience in South Carolina.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha VMax engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Beautiful day on the water
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Beautiful day out on the river with Captain Joe
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Randy K.
RONOK RPD AFS, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Beautiful day out on the river with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on September 14, 2022
First time taking a charter and really enjoyed myself fishing with my son & father in-law. We caught some Trout, Flounder,...
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Steven B.
Glen Raven, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day – Fall/Winter Trout (AM) on March 26, 2022
It was a cold windy day with 25 mph gust, but the sun was shining. . Joe was our captain and we asked that we stay out of the...
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Austin M.
Goldsboro, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day inshore

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Inshore on June 18, 2022
Went out with captain joe for a full day trip. It was a great trip. We didn’t bag any keepers but he was very helpful when...
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Robert H.
New Bern, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip With Cap Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on April 23, 2022
Cap Joe was extremely knowledgeable of the area and supplied us with great gear.  We caught over 10 fish and could not have...
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Marcel M.
Stagecoach, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Beautiful day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Inshore on September 23, 2022
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FAQs about Cap’s Fishing Charters

Cap’s Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day – Fall/Winter Trout (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip–Trophy Old Drum (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip – Fall/Winter Trout (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip – Trophy Old Drum (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Cap’s Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Cap’s Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Cap’s Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Cap’s Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Cap’s Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout