Fishing Reports by Captain Gary Dubiel

About The Author: Captain

Company: Spec Fever Guide Service

Area Reporting: Neuse River, Pamlico Sound

Bio: Captain Gary Dubiel is an USCG license and IGFA certified captain. He is currently the South Atlantic Regional editor for Shallow Water Anlger magazine and is an IGFA fly rod world record holder. He operates a flats boat and a 23 ft center console and fishes the Lower Neuse River, Pamlico Sound, Cape Lookout, the Roanoke River, and the Outer Banks for a wide variety of saltwater game fish including redfish, seatrout, striped bass, tarpon, false albacore and flounder.

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August starts of great! (8/03/2011)
[Oriental,NC] I've had several good days of lite tackle fishing between Oriental and New Bern.
Red hot top water bite (7/10/2011)
[Neuse River,NC] We have a sizzling summer top water striper bite on the Neuse and Trent Rivers near New Bern. Stripes are busting bait evey morning and crushing top water plugs.
Red hot striper top water bite! (5/16/2011)
[Neuse River,NC] Post spawn striper fishing has been amazing, especially on top water plugs and flies.
Summer redfish and specks (7/12/2010)
[Oriental,NC] It's hot but the fishing has been as well!
Reds and specks showing (3/26/2010)
[Oriental,NC] Redfish and speckled seatrout fishing has been picking up in the creeks off the Neuse River.
Monster reds are here! (8/18/2009)
[Oriental,NC] 30 to 60 pound plus red drum are here and snapping on the Neuse River. Come catch a redfish of a life time.
Winter Rock! (12/12/2008)
[Oriental,NC] Great winter mixed bag....heavy on the stripers!
Fall fishing is HOT! (10/23/2008)
[Oriental,NC] Specks, reds, stripers and flounder are all for the taking here in NC!
Tarpon are here in numbers (7/16/2008)
[Oriental,NC] The silver king is here in numbers and multiple 60 to 150 pound fish are being caught daily.
Redfish biting, Tarpon are here! (7/04/2008)
[Oriental,NC] The shallow water refishing has been good with a few specks and flounder in the mix. Tarpon have entered the sound and are biting. Giant red drum (redfish) are starting to show.
Red hot summer reds (6/21/2008)
[Oriental,NC] Shallow water redfishing has been HOT! Big fish ....light tackle...great fun!
Summer fishing is heating up (5/21/2008)
[Oriental,NC] The wind has been a factor this spring but the fishing is still heating up.
Spring specks, reds, flounder and rockfish (4/09/2008)
[Oriental,NC] Fishing the creeks is just right....hurry down!
Feb specks and mixed bag (2/19/2008)
[Oriental,NC] The fishing is excellent especially for Feb!
Late season stripers (1/30/2008)
[Outer Banks,NC] Outer Banks stripers; looks like their biting into February.
Neuse Stripers (12/18/2007)
[Oriental,NC] Neuse River striper fishing picking up and will continue to get better through the holidays.
Late Nov. HOT creek fishing (11/25/2007)
[Oriental,NC] Fishing has been great in the Neuse River tributaries late this month and in looks like December will be hot as well.
seatrout and albacore (11/13/2007)
[Oriental,NC] Cool weather has turned the late fall fishing is hot!
Fly fishing for reds/specks with Bob Clouser (10/29/2007)
[Oriental,NC] Mr. Bob Clouser returned to Oriental to fish with me this past week.
Giant red drum!!! (8/20/2007)
[Oriental,NC] The red drum bite is great on both day and eveing trips!
Oriental Rotary Tarpon Tournament (7/31/2007)
[Oriental,NC] Capt. Gary places in Oriental Rotary Tarpon Tournament
Summer tarpon and flats fishing (7/18/2007)
[Oriental,NC] The tarpon are here and biting and the shallow water redfish, seatrout and flounder fishing is still going strong.
great redfishing! (6/18/2007)
[Oriental,NC] shallow water redfishing has been hot this summer on the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound!
Summer Fishing Pamlico Sound - Neuse River (5/24/2007)
[Oriental,NC] The summer fishing pattern has started and fishing has been good for specks and reds.
Great Fishing For The Summer (5/22/2007)
[Oriental,NC] Specks, reds, flounder, bluefish, black drum and more out of Oriental: The fishing has already been good and will only get better. I am fishing full and long half day trips from my 23 ft center console for up to 4 anglers and weather permitting my flats boat for up to 2. Look for great fishing all summer.
Fishing For Specs Neuse River (4/06/2007)
[Oriental,NC] We are catching specks, reds and flounder along the Neuse River on light tackle and fly. Look for the action to peak over the next few weeks. We're also having great bottom fishing trips near Morehead City perfect for the family! I have a few openings, call or email me
Spring fishing has started! (3/13/2007)
[Oriental,NC] I have started to pick up specks and reds in the Oriental area and hickory shad and stripers at New Bern....things are heating up!
Early season fishing (2/22/2007)
[Oriental,NC] Shad, stripers and cats on the Neuse River near New Bern
Giant Rockfish (1/19/2007)
[Outer Banks,NC] After a slow start to the OBX striper season we were able to put some jumbos on the deck.
Outer Banks Big Stripers! (1/15/2007)
[Outer Banks,NC] It has been a very mild winter here in NC! The giant Outer Banks Striper fishing has been slow. After a cold front this past week I was off to Manteo to try my luck. Fridays half day trip was a bustnot enough time to head north to find fish, but Sat and Sun full days producednot big numbers but very big fish!!
Good Fishing In Creeks Off The Neuse (1/08/2007)
[Oriental,NC] The fishing has been very good in the creeks off the Neuse this winter. I am catching specks, puppy drum, flounder, stripers and largemouth bass. I do have an open date Jan 10.
Fishing is HOT Neuse River and Creeks (11/13/2006)
[Oriental,NC] Our late fall fishing has been as good as it gets. Specks and reds and in the river and the protected creeks in numbers.
Fly Fishing Oriental NC (10/07/2006)
[Oriental,NC] The fall action is really heating up!! I have a limited number of open dates available for fishing out of Oriental and New Bern for redfish, specks, stripers, flounder and weakfish or out of Beaufort for false albacore.
Fall fishing is HOT! (9/29/2006)
[Oriental,NC] Our shallow water is kibking into high gear!
Fall Bite Is On In North Carolina (9/22/2006)
[Oriental,NC] The cooler late September temperatures have sparked off the fall fishing pattern.
Giant Red Drum On Neuse River (9/06/2006)
[Oriental,NC] 30 to 60 pound redfish bite remians excellent!
Tarpon in numbers (7/29/2006)
[Oriental,NC] Tarpon have shown in the Lower Neuse River and Pamlico Sound in numbers and are biting. Most of the fish are 5o to 100 pounds.