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ORIENTAL, N.C. — Capt. Gary Dubiel of Speck Fever Guide service launched his boat from this small coastal fishing town. The boat ramp in the shadow of the N.C. Highway 55 bridge gave him access to fish the waters of the lower Neuse River and, via the river, to Pamlico Sound, part of the biggest system of U.S. inland waters outside the Great Lakes.
Dubiel was out for a day of fishing for speckled trout, red drum and flounder, the holy trinity for inshore fishermen in North Carolina. ...
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