Neuse River

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Neuse River: 8 fishing charters available

Cap’s Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
New Bern
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trips from $450
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trips from $500

North State Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Oriental
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trips from $400
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trips from $500

Green Creek Outfitters - Oriental NC

Excellent
4.3 / 5
(1 review)
Oriental
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trips from $600

Saywhenfishin

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Vanceboro
trips from $400

Buddy Buoys Charters

Beaufort
trips from $200

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Neuse River

The average price for a private 4 hour Neuse River fishing trip is $508, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $814 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Cap’s Fishing Charters, Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern, and North State Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Neuse River. Full list of top fishing charters in Neuse River.

Cap’s Fishing Charters, Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern, and North State Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Neuse River.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Striped Bass, and Flounder. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, jigging, and popping. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and river fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Fishing in the Neuse River is a year-round adventure for anglers of all skill levels. The river’s lower course is where most of the action happens, from New Bern until it meets Pamlico Sound. In this area, the river widens and the current slows down drastically. This makes it fitting for species you usually find in the ocean. Catching Sharks in the river? It’s possible in Neuse!
 
The most common catches are Redfish, Striped Bass, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum. Some captains offer special trips for just one species, but you’ll most likely go after all of them for a “mix bag.” Since these fish are found inshore, you can reach prime fishing spots even on a half day trip.
 
If you decide to go after bigger fish in nearshore waters, it’s best to take a full day trip. Catching Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Little Tunny, and Kingfish will take you closer to the Atlantic, so it does take some time to reach those spots. More fish species also means more variety in fishing techniques. Jigging, trolling, bottom fishing, or spinning – it all depends on what you’re aiming for.
 
Starting your adventure in New Bern is best if you’re going after inshore species. On the other hand, Oriental is a better departure point if you’re counting on nearshore fish. The city is 25 miles closer to the ocean than New Bern and you’ll reach the fishing grounds much faster. 
 
No matter how you choose to spend your day on the water, be sure to purchase your fishing license in advance. After that, you’re all set to cast a line in one of the country’s widest rivers! 
 

January
Start the year by fishing for Redfish and Spotted Seatrout. The inshore action is great and you can learn how to fish if it’s your first time on the water.
 
February
Black Drum fishing is amazing in February. You can catch them on any inshore trip, but you can also find trips that target this fish exclusively.
 
March
Striped Bass are showing up in the Neuse River as spring approaches, so use this chance to land a few before the river gets too crowded with anglers.
 
April
High numbers of Black Drum, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Striper promise an amazing inshore trip.
 
May
Time to go a bit further out and target nearshore species. You’ll find a good amount of Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Mako Shark.
 
June
With warm weather, the best action moves to deep water. Take an extended trip and you can target Marlin, Mahi Mahi, or Tuna.
 
July
It’s peak season for offshore fishing,and you can target Sailfish, Tuna, Marlin, and Mahi Mahi. Of course, inshore fishing is still a blast.
 
August
Barracuda and Wahoo are waiting in the offshore waters for any anglers keen to sail the open sea. Closer to shore, you’ll find lots of Tarpon, Redfish, and Black Drum.
 
September
Hammerhead, Mako Shark, and Spanish Mackerel are great targets for nearshore trips, while inshore adventures bring lots of Tarpon and Redfish.
 
October
The river offers a good portion of Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Redfish. Longer distance trips will get you False Tunny.
 
November
Bluefish, Black Drum, and Redfish are the best catch this time of year. You can target all of them together, or take a specialized trip for just one species. 
 
December
Fill your cooler with Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Redfish. They all make a delicious meal, so get ready for a feast!
 

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Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Shawn  J.
Shawn J. Charlotte, North Carolina
You have to submit to the weather and time of year but that is usually the case anywhere you fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
You have to submit to the weather and time of year but that is usually the case anywhere you fish.
Marc  G.
Marc G. Galax, VA

Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
It was a great day and I was able to spend quality time with two Grandsons 17 and 21 years old. We had a great time. Bob was so good with these two young men and a great teacher. The fishing was a little slow and what was caught was fairly small, but I know it's fishing that happens. Bob is a great guy and knows his business and the river and he tried hard to get us on the fish. I will be back with Bob soon.
Frankie  C.
Frankie C. Leicester, NC
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Had a great time. Will definitely charter with Bobby again. Thanks brother.
Chase  P.
Chase P. New London, NC
North State Guide Service
North State Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
Fun family trip, our capt tried everything to put us on the fish but the wind and the weather wouldn’t cooperate. Great experience, our captain was very knowledgeable and easy going, we laughed and enjoyed talking and learning from him. He called all around and no one was catching anything, we will be back for round 2.
Ryan  C.
Ryan C. Hookerton, NC
North State Guide Service
North State Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
My 2 high school aged boys and I had a great trip. Our Captain was fun to be in a boat with and put us on some nice sized red drum.
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Hermon, ME
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
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 we got hung up or messed up the rods. He was very informative when it came to what we were doing and he did everything he could to put us on fish, but the fish had lock jaw. I will do another trip with him and will recommend my friends and family to him
Austin  M.
Austin M. Goldsboro, NC
North State Guide Service
North State Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Our family had a blast with Captain Jennings! He was so knowledgeable and kept our kids super entertained and fascinated by all of the wildlife we encountered. Fishing wasn’t necessarily our goal but I could tell that he would be an amazing fishing guide as well. Very personable, friendly guide who is great with adults and kids. Highly recommend!
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P. Chapel Hill, NC
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Cap Joe was extremely knowledgeable of the area and supplied us with great gear. We caught over 10 fish and could not have asked for a better captain. Highly recommended!
Robert  H.
Robert H. New Bern, North Carolina
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
We had a great day catching speckled trout, a striper and a small flounder. Captain Joe was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended.
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Philadelphia, PA
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(17 reviews)
Bobby very knowledgeable, and put us on fish, unfortunately we hit a cold day and fish were not cooperating.
Will  E.
Will E. Myrtle Beach, SC
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Best trip my boys on record so far. Thanks Bobby. Will definitely be a repeat customer
David  D.
David D. Holly Springs, NC
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
My dad makes it clear, he would rather be catching fish than not. I can fish and not catch, and still enjoy it. Well this trip did not disappoint. Captain Bobby hooked us up on 3 bulls and then we tried catching some smaller species for lunch. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and most importantly, he put us on the fish. This was an awesome experience for a couple of guys who had never caught these beautiful beasts before.
Justin  J.
Justin J. United States
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Fantastic time with Bobby, he was knowledgeable, encouraging, and helpful. The 5 hour trip flew by, with most of the time having lines in the water. Have the feeling this will become an annual tradition.
Andrew  C.
Andrew C. Raleigh, North Carolina
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
My two boys and I had a great time with Captain Bobby. He was very courteous and worked hard to get us on some redfish and flounder. Thanks again Capt. Bobby!
Jacob  C.
Jacob C. Jacksonville, North Carolina
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
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! Will be back!
Christopher  K.
Christopher K. Chesapeake, VA
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Knowledgeable captain and guide. Works hard to put every charter on fish. My personal best trout (27”).
Jeffrey  W.
Jeffrey W. New Bern, North Carolina
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Many thanks to Captain Joe for accommodating our request for an evening cruise to see the Trent River from the water. We're thinking about buying a home in New Bern and asked Capt Joe to run us around. He was on-time, incredibly polite and thoughtful. Even brought a welcome basket courtesy of his realtor wife. What a team! Once we are in the area, he will be my go to guide to teach me the ropes on local boating tips and fishing techniques. Thanks again!
Ray  K.
Ray K. Davidson, NC
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Cap’s Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Joe was very knowledgable of where to fish and did a great job of teaching us how to catch trout. Joe was very personable and went the extra mile to make certain we had an enjoyable day on the water. I highly recommend him!
Stanley  H.
Stanley H. United States
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Capt Bobby was great with 14 year old nephew, got us out on fish and made sure we had a good time. I highly recommend him for his knowledge and personality, will definitely be booking with him again
Zac  W.
Zac W. Severna Park, MD
North State Guide Service
North State Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
Captain Jennings was very knowledgeable. Very personable. I had a wonderful time.
Cherri  S.
Cherri S. Pfafftown, NC
North State Guide Service
North State Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
VERY respectful captain - kept checking to make sure everyone was comfortable and having fun. Even adjusted hours of trip because it was a cold, windy day. Mr. Rose tried hard to find fish for us - was very knowledgeable and professional.
Tammy  K.
Tammy K. Rocky Mount, VA