Captain Gary Dubiel’s roots and love of fishing started far from the Carolina coast. He was born in Arkansas and then moved with his family to Pittsburg, PA where he found his passion for fishing thanks, to his father and grandfather. Gary found his love for Coastal North Carolina and saltwater fishing on the many family vacations to the Outer Banks. Then in 1989 Gary moved to Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with a career as a registered nurse in the critical care unit. In 2000 Gary turned his love of fishing into a career by starting his own guide service and relocating from the Outer Banks to Oriental, NC in 2001.
Today, Gary runs approximately 200 fishing trips each year in addition to numerous seminars and webinars. His articles on fishing are in multiple fishing magazines and he serves as the regional editor for Shallow Water Angler Magazine. He has become known as one of the foremost fishing experts especially in the area of light tackle fishing for Speckled Trout and Red Drum. Gary is quick to tell that he never gets bored with his life as a fishing guide. He loves the challenge of solving the puzzle that every day brings with things like the weather conditions and fishing activity and numerous other factors that a guide faces. He enjoys his time off the water with his wife and 11 year old daughter and still lives in Oriental today.