Neuse River Fishing Charters

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Neuse River Fishing Charters

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Neuse River: 20 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Oriental
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
New Bern
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
New Bern
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(3 reviews)
Oriental
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(45 reviews)
Oriental
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trips from $400
New Bern
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trips from $500
Hobucken
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Oriental
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Newport
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(3 reviews)
Oriental
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trips from $550

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Neuse River


The average price for a private 4 hour Neuse River fishing trip is $523, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $703 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Neuse River that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Neuse River are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Neuse River are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Neuse River are:

Many fishing charters in Neuse River provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Neuse River are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Neuse River are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $380
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $508
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $538
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $670
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $861
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,800

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! 
 
Neuse River
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Based on 27933 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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Just have fun! Enjoy. If they bite, they bite. It’s not just about experience it’s about The experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just have fun! Enjoy. If they bite, they bite. It’s not just about experience it’s about The experience!
Brian  H.
Brian H. Palmyra, PA
Fish in the morning when the tied is coming Fish seem more active during the morning
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish in the morning when the tied is coming Fish seem more active during the morning
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
Pick a day with good weather, know what species your are targeting and find the appropriate charter. Remember it's fishing, you may get skunked but it's fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick a day with good weather, know what species your are targeting and find the appropriate charter. Remember it's fishing, you may get skunked but it's fishing!
Robert  H.
Robert H. Swansboro, North Carolina
Find an experienced guide and stay away from the group boats and go with a smaller charter
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find an experienced guide and stay away from the group boats and go with a smaller charter
Dennis  N.
Dennis N. Old Fort, North Carolina

Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Dave is a true gentleman. Very nice boat and gear. I will be back again and again.
Kevin  D.
Kevin D.
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Dave is a super nice and personable guy. Regardless of family issues that should have kept him away, he made a special effort to drive 3 hours back to do our charter for us. We were appreciative but also impressed by his commitment to his charter customers. Once on the water, he made every effort for us to catch fish and we did! We hope to do another charter with him in the future!
Eva  C.
Eva C.
Green Creek Outfitters - Oriental NC
Green Creek Outfitters - Oriental NC
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Had a wonderful time fishing today. Really had a lot of fun! Enjoyed the fishing and conversations. Will be back to ish again soon :)
Jason  E.
Jason E.
Green Creek Outfitters - Oriental NC
Green Creek Outfitters - Oriental NC
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Were hoping to find some bull reds, didn’t happen. BUT nobody we talked with caught any. We did get some trout and had a great time and will book again.
Jay  S.
Jay S.
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We had a great day on in the Pamlico Sound with Captain Dave! His experience with all types of fishing and knowledge of the area is amazing. We had no idea we would be spending time with a legend! Will definitely hire him for future trips.
Xanthan  L.
Xanthan L.
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Dave is awesome! He explains a lot about the sound in the Neuse river. Explained everything he was doing in terms of fishing and setting things up for us. We had a great day and we will definitely do it again
Michael  P.
Michael P. Hanover, MD
Breadman Ventures Guide Service
Breadman Ventures Guide Service
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Bite was slow but captain managed to put us on a few and was accommodating with time. Thanks!
Jorge  R.
Jorge R. Raeford, NC
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
We didn't get any big red drum today, but it wasn't for lack of effort. Captain Dave made sure my boys got a chance to catch fish and gave us extra time to make sure they were happy.
Craig  M.
Craig M. Washington, NC
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Dave’s in excellent guide! We had a great time on the water! Looking forward to fishing with him again…
Howard  F.
Howard F. New Bern, NC
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Experienced and knowledgeable we had a great day on the water with Captain Brewer. We hope one day to fish with him again. Even though we didn't catch the big one we still had an awesome experience!
Stephen  S.
Stephen S. Locust, NC
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Bobby is a great guy who knows the area well. Hot day, lots of fun. Would go again.
Stephen  W.
Stephen W. Ashburn, VA
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Had a wonderful time. Captain Dave worked really hard to put us in the fish
Bob  B.
Bob B. Ellington, CT
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Dave was a great Captain!!! Worked very hard to get the fish during difficult times. Very knowledgeable and fun to fish with. Definitely planning another fishing trip.
Robert  L.
Robert L.
North State Guide Service
North State Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Jennings was a great guide who listened to what we were wanting to experience & delivered it. We wanted to learn about the river & he had great knowledge that he shared & then we caught 2 Big drum fish to end the day. I would recommend him to go out fishing with if you want a nice day on the river catching fish. We will be back to the area and will use him everytime
Heather  M.
Heather M.
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Me and my wife on our honeymoon had an amazing time! Baldheaded Bobby knew just where to go for fish. We ended up with a good haul of meat. Would totally recommend just remember sunscreen!
Nathan  F.
Nathan F. ELIZABETHVLE, PA
Gunny B Outdoors – New Bern
Gunny B Outdoors – New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had a great time! Things started a little slow, but then we were grabbing rods left and right. Captain Brad was jumping, he stayed on top of things well. We lost quite a few, but laded 4 and brought 2 top of slot redfish home for dinner. Great experience!
Paul  R.
Paul R. Ocala, FL
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service - New Bern
Fishing charter in New Bern
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Great day fishing with a very friendly guy .We laughed as much as we fished. Put us on some nice reds. Had great equipment and a beautiful boat . Blessed !!!
Joe  M.
Joe M. Lebanon, VA
Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime
Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
We had a great experience! Captain Justin was professional and enthusiastic and got us ready for the day! Great job! Great boat! Great experience!
Mark  C.
Mark C. Waldorf, Maryland
Breakday Charters – 22’
Breakday Charters – 22’
Fishing charter in Newport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
I have rated him before and again he is one of the absolute best in the business. We had a great time and caught a lot of fish. I and family will for sure be back to book with him again.
Dale  S.
Dale S. Pilot Mountain, NC
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Baldheaded Bobby Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(19 reviews)
Great day catching Speckled Trout. Did catch and release bit caught the legal limit in a half hour.
Mark  D.
Mark D. Hartfield, VA