Cap’s Fishing Charters

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 26’ 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
    Full Day Trip – Trophy Old Drum
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 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.)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fall/Winter Trout
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31
    $600
    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
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    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
    Half Day Trip – Trophy Old Drum
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 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
    Half Day Trip – Fall/Winter Trout
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31
    $400
    Come aboard this 4-hour fishing trip across 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
    Half Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    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!

About the Captain

Joe Caprarola
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
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6 Customer Reviews
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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
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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Recent Fishing Reports

Neuse River winter fishing is Hot!!!
Neuse River winter fishing is Hot!!!
December 29, 2021
The winter has finally come, but the fish are still on the move. Most of the speckled trout population have moved to their winter holes and creeks, but with the mild winter it will have them on the move. Most fish can be caught on twitch baits and slow retrieved soft plastics. Mirrolure MR17s are always a staple of winter time trout fishing. I would also recommend ZMan Minnows and Bett’s Billy Halo Shad slowly retreived on the bottom for maximum effectiveness. Striped Bass remain in New Bern and have been very active around bridges and deeper docks. Using soft plastics on the bottom seem to donthe trick! Dont be afraid to pullout a topwater bait if the water temp is above the mid 50’s! Book today to get in on the action!!!

Customer Reviews

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Ray K.
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Evening Cruise with Captain JOe

VERIFIED   Special 3 hour trip for Ray Kolls on July 9, 2021
Many thanks to Captain Joe for accommodating our request for an evening cruise to see the Trent River from the water.  We’re...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Fall/Winter Trout on December 29, 2021
We had a great day catching speckled trout, a striper and a small flounder.  Captain Joe was very knowledgeable and friendly. ...
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Awesome half day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 31, 2021
Great morning on the water with Capt Joe. Knows where to find them and how to catch them. Best top water catching we ever had!...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 6, 2021
Joe was very knowledgable of where to fish and did a great job of teaching us how to catch trout.  Joe was very personable...
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore on July 10, 2021
Captain joe was great with my kids and we caught all kinds of fish
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FAQs about Cap’s Fishing Charters

Cap’s Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Fall/Winter Trout (5 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Trophy Old Drum (5 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip – Fall/Winter Trout (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip – Trophy Old Drum (8 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